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Famous Athletes from Democratic Republic of the Congo

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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.