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List of famous athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Democratic Republic of the Congo has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Democratic Republic of the Congo athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Democratic Republic of the Congo and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Democratic Republic of the Congo then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of athletes, including Fabrice Lokembo-Lokaso and Cédric Mongongu.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Democratic Republic of the Congo athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Democratic Republic of the Congo?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Democratic Republic of the Congo in order to get more information about each one.

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Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo, commonly referred to as Dikembe Mutombo, is a Congolese American retired professional basketball player who played 18 seasons in the ...more

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Blaise Nkufo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Yverdon-Sport FC Blaise Isetsima Nkufo is a retired Congolese-born Swiss footballer. Nkufo played professionally in Switzerland, Qatar, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States. Nkufo was also a member of ...more

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Carlos Fernandes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Rio Ave FC Carlos Alberto Fernandes, simply known as Carlos, is an Angolan professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper.

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Ariza Makukula is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kayserispor Ariza Makukula is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a centre forward. He only amassed Primeira Liga totals of 26 games and nine goals over the course of three seasons, spending ...more

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Saïd Makasi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Saïd Abed Makasi is a Zaire-born, Rwandan football striker currently playing for Espoir FC. On July 29, 2011 Said Makasi has sealed signed a one-year deal with Primus national ...more

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Claude Makélélé is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Paris Saint-Germain FC Claude Makélélé Sinda is a retired French footballer and current manager. In his playing career, which ended at Paris Saint-Germain, Makélélé also ...more

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Fabrice Muamba is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Bolton Wanderers F.C. Fabrice Ndala Muamba is a retired professional footballer who played for Arsenal, Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers as a central midfielder. Born in Zaire, Muamba moved to England at the age ...more

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José Bosingwa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Chelsea F.C. José Bosingwa da Silva, known as Bosingwa, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Trabzonspor as a right back. An attacking fullback, his pace and ability to ...more

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Anthony Vanden Borre is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Genoa C.F.C. Anthony Henri Vanden Borre is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as defender for Anderlecht. He has been capped more than 25 times for the Belgium national team and is capable of ...more

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Christian Eyenga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cleveland Cavaliers Christian Eyenga Moenge is a Congolese professional basketball player who currently plays for Pallacanestro Varese of the Lega Basket Serie A. In June 2009, Eyenga was drafted by the Cleveland ...more

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Steve Mandanda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Olympique de Marseille Steve Mandanda is a French international footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for French club Marseille in Ligue 1, where he serves as first-choice captain. Mandanda played for Le Havre and is ...more

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Mulopo Kudimbana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
R. Union Saint-Gilloise Nicaise Mulopo Kudimbana is a football goalkeeper from Congo DR, he currently plays for Anderlecht.

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D. J. Mbenga is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Didier "D. J." Ilunga-Mbenga is a Belgian-Congolese professional basketball player. He has also played for the Belgian national basketball team as he is a dual citizen of both his

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Cédric Mongongu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cédric Mongongu AS Monaco FC Cédric Mongongou is a French-Congolese footballer who plays as a centre back for Ligue 1 club Evian and the DR Congo national team.

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Péguy Luyindula is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Paris Saint-Germain FC Péguy Makanda Luyindula is a French footballer who plays as a striker or midfielder for the New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer.

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Gaby Mudingayi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Bologna F.C. 1909 Gabriel "Gaby" Mudingayi is a Belgian footballer who plays for Italian club A.C. Cesena as a central midfielder.

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Trésor Mputu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
TP Mazembe Trésor Mputu Mabi is a Congolese football midfielder and striker who plays for Angolan side Kabuscorp and the Democratic Republic of the Congo national football team. He has been ...more

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Hervé Kage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
R. Charleroi S.C. Hervé Kage is a Belgian footballer who currently plays for KRC Genk.

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Kiki Musampa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Willem II Tilburg Kizito "Kiki" Musampa is a Congolese-born, and Dutch-nationalised former footballer. Musampa had a journeyman career, taking in notable spells at AFC Ajax, Bordeaux, Malaga CF, ...more

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Cédric Tsimba is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
SK Sturm Graz Cédric Kinzumbi Tsimba is a Swiss footballer who currently plays for FC Meyrin.

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Said Maulid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Futebol Clube Onze Bravos do Maqui Said Maulidi Kalukula is a Tanzanian-Congolese football striker currently playing for Onze Bravos.

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Trésor Luntala is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ethnikos Asteras Trésor Luntala is a Congolese football player who currently free agent.

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Savity Lipenia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Savity Lipenia Hapoel Haifa FC Savity Lipenia is a Congolese footballer currently under contract to the Israeli side Maccabi Ahi Nazareth.

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Olivier Mukendi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Olivier Mukendi Mulaya is a Congolese-Belgian football striker.

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Bavon Tshibuabua is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Bavon Tshibuabua is a Congolese footballer who played for Belgian side K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot. and now is a free agent.

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Andre Kona N'Gole is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Andre Kona N'Gole is a Congolese football player. He started playing for Jomo Cosmos in South Africa where he was discovered by FIFA agent Marcelo Houseman who made his transfer to play Striker ...more

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Danny Mwanga is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Danny Mwanga Philadelphia Union Jean-Marie Daniel "Danny" Mwanga is a Congolese-American footballer who currently plays for Orlando City SC in Major League Soccer.

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Christian Benteke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
K.V. Kortrijk Christian Benteke Liolo is a Belgian footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Aston Villa and the Belgium national team.

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Leroy Lita is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Leroy Lita Reading F.C. Leroy Halirou Bohari Lita is a professional footballer who plays for Notts County, on loan from Barnsley as a striker. Lita was a product of the Chelsea youth system. He failed to play for ...more

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Dieumerci Mbokani is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Dieumerci Mbokani R.S.C. Anderlecht Dieudonné "Dieumerci" Mbokani Bezua is a Congolese professional footballer who plays as a centre-forward for FC Dynamo Kyiv. He has previously played for Anderlecht, VfL ...more

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Yannick Bolasie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Plymouth Argyle F.C. Yannick "Yala" Bolasie is a French-born Congoloese professional footballer who plays for Crystal Palace as a winger. Born in Lyon, he has played in the Football League for Plymouth ...more

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Lomana LuaLua is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lomana LuaLua Blackpool F.C. Trésor Lomana LuaLua is a Congolese footballer who plays for Turkish Süper Lig club Akhisar Belediyespor and the Congo DR national team. LuaLua was born in Kinshasa, but moved to ...more

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Jirès Kembo Ekoko is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Jirès Kembo Ekoko Stade Rennais FC Jirès Kembo Ekoko is a footballer from Democratic Republic of the Congo, who plays for Emirati club Al Ain FC. His father is Kembo Uba Kembo, who played for DR Congo national team in the ...more

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Kazenga LuaLua is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kazenga LuaLua Newcastle United F.C. Kazenga LuaLua is an English footballer who plays as a winger for Championship club Brighton & Hove Albion.

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Peggy Lokando is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Peggy Lokando Southend United F.C. Mbive "Peggy" Lokando is an English-born Congolese footballer who plays for Conference South club Billericay Town.

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Geoffrey Mujangi Bia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Geoffrey Mujangi Bia R. Charleroi S.C. Geoffrey Mujangi Bia is a DR Congo-born Belgian international footballer who plays as a midfielder for Standard Liège. He established himself in Belgian football with Charleroi before ...more

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Jean-Baptiste Yakassongo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Jean-Baptiste Yakassongo R.E. Mouscron Jean-Baptiste N'Goy Yakassongo is a Belgian footballer who plays as a winger. Born in Kinshasa, he made one appearance in the Belgian First Division for Mouscron.

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Nsumbu Mazuwa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nsumbu Mazuwa Hapoel Haifa FC Mazowa Nsumbu is a Congolese footballer who currently plays for FELDA United F.C. in the Malaysia Super League. Mazowa started his career in Congolese club Tula-Mpaka and later moved to play in ...more

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Floribert N'Galula is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Floribert N'Galula Sparta Rotterdam Floribert N'Galula is a Belgian footballer of Congolese descent. He signed for MLS side D.C. United in the U.S. in January 2010, but was released from his contract just over a month later. On 4 ...more

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Bonyeme Babinyanga is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Bonyeme Babinyanga FC Wiltz 71

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Alain Masudi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Dalian Shide Alain Masudi is a Congolese football player who currently plays for Maccabi Ahi Nazareth in Israel's Liga Leumit. He was part of the Congolese 2004 African Nations Cup team, who finished bottom ...more

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Gary Kikaya is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gary Senga Kikaya is an athlete competing internationally for the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 400 metres. He was born in Lubumbashi. At the age of 12 his family moved to ...more

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Yannick Yenga is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Yannick Yenga Tours FC Yannick Yenga is a Congolese football striker currently playing for Lamia F.C..

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Kangana Ndiwa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
AFC Liverpool Kangana Lord N'Diwa is a Congolese international football player who has played professionally for clubs in England, Sweden and Slovenia, as well as semi-professional football in England, ...more

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Calvin Zola is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Calvin Zola Crewe Alexandra F.C. Calvin Zola-Makongo, often known simply as Calvin Zola, is a professional footballer who plays for Stevenage.

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Christian Tshimanga Kabeya is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Christian Tshimanga Kabeya AGOVV Apeldoorn Christian Tshimanga Kabeya is a Belgian footballer, who currently plays for Heath Hayes F.C..

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Patrick Dimbala is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Patrick Dimbala PAS Giannina Patrick Dimbala is a Congolese-Belgian footballer who currently plays for Dender EH in the Belgian Third Division.

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Nono Lubanzadio is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nono Lubanzadio Black Leopards Mayasisilwa "Nono" Lubanzadio is a Congolese football defender. He was a member of the Congolese 2006 African Nations Cup team, who progressed to the quarter finals, where they were ...more

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Richard Ekunde is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Richard Ekunde Richard Ntomba Ekunde is a Congolese footballer who plays as a defender who plays for the Swedish club GAIS.

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Fabrice Lokembo-Lokaso is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Fabrice Lokembo-Lokaso Fabrice Lokembo-Lokaso is a Belgian football defender of Congolese descent who is currently unattached. He played for Enosis Neon Paralimni FC and had been given on loan for a year to Olympiakos ...more