Trésor Mputu

Trésor Mputu Mabi (born 10 December 1985) is a Congolese football midfielder and striker who plays for TP Mazembe[1] and the Democratic Republic of the Congo national football team.

Trésor Mputu
Personal information
Full name Trésor Mputu Mabi
Date of birth (1985-12-10) 10 December 1985
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder, striker
Club information
Current team
TP Mazembe
Number 8
Youth career
Jac Trésor FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Kin City 21 (6)
2002–2014 TP Mazembe 292 (144)
2014–2016 Kabuscorp 49 (18)
2016– TP Mazembe 27 (12)
National team
2004– Congo DR 48 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:54, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

He has been described by former Cameroon and Democratic Republic of the Congo coach Claude Le Roy as being "the next Samuel Eto'o", whom he picked for the 1998 World Cup in France as a 17-year-old.[2]

Club career

Mputu joined TP Mazembe in 2002, and has been a pivotal figure in the club's success ever since. In 2007, he helped his club reach the African Champions League by becoming the top goalscorer of the competition with nine strikes, and the Confederation Cup.[3]

In 2009 and 2010 he captained Mazembe to back to back CAF Champions League titles. Through the years Mputu has been linked with several European clubs and trialled with Arsenal in 2007.[4][5][6]

In July 2016, Mputu rejoined his old club TP Mazembe.

Suspension & Return

In August 2010, Mputu received a 12-month global ban following his aggressive actions toward a referee during a match between TP Mazembe and Rwandan army side APR FC.[7] Upon his return to action after a year on the sidelines, it took him just 46 seconds to find the net for his club against rivals TS Malkesa.[8]

International career

Mputu made his international debut in 2004 and has been a regular in the squad ever since.[9] He represented his country at the 2006 African Cup of Nations tournament, and is the current captain of the Congolese national team, leading the side in the 2013 African Cup of Nations tournament in South Africa. In their first game of the tournament, Mputu scored for the Congolese in the 2-2 draw against pre-tournament favourites Ghana.[10]

He was recalled to the national team in November 2018, following a five-year absence.[11]

Career statistics


As of matches played on 9 December 2019[9]
Congo DR national team

International goals

Scores and results list DR Congo's goal tally first.[9]
1.16 August 2005Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris, France Guinea3–13–1Friendly
2.4 September 2005Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa, DR Congo Cape Verde2–12–12006 FIFA World Cup qualification
3.8 October 2005Kings Park Stadium, Durban, South Africa Zambia1–12–22010 FIFA World Cup qualification
4.11 November 2005Stade Sébastien Charléty, Paris, France Tunisia1–02–2Friendly
5.21 January 2006Cairo Military Academy Stadium, Cairo, Egypt Togo1–02–02006 Africa Cup of Nations
6.22 August 2007Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa, DR Congo Angola3–13–1Friendly
7.13 June 2008El Hadj Hassan Gouled Aptidon Stadium, Djibouti City, Djibouti Djibouti6–06–02010 FIFA World Cup qualification
8.6 November 2011High Performance Centre, Pretoria, South Africa Lesotho1–03–0Friendly
9.11 November 2011Somhlolo National Stadium, Lobamba, Swaziland Swaziland2–03–12014 FIFA World Cup qualification
10.15 November 2011Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa, DR Congo Swaziland1–05–12014 FIFA World Cup qualification
12.29 February 2012Stade Linité, Victoria, Seychelles Seychelles2–04–02013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
13.10 June 2012Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa, DR Congo Togo1–02–02014 FIFA World Cup qualification
14.20 January 2013Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa Ghana1–22–22013 Africa Cup of Nations




  1. "TP Mazembe : Trésor Mputu officiellement à Kabuscorp - : l'actualité du football africain". Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  2. (17 July 2012). "Where to now Mputu".
  3. Trésor Mputu Archived 2009-03-25 at the Wayback Machine at MTN Football
  4. Slatcher, Laura (4 December 2007). "Wenger impressed by Mputu trial". Sky Sports. Sky Sports. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  5. "Tuesday's gossip column". BBC Sport. 6 November 2007. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  6. Kobo, Kingsley (29 August 2010). "DR Congo's Tresor Mputu to Join Chelsea?". Goal. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  7. Kingsley Kobo (5 September 2010). "FIFA Suspend Congo's Trésor Mputu For One Year".
  8. (1 September 2012). "Mputu returns".
  9. "Trésor Mputu". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  10. BBC Sport (20 January 2013). "Ghana 2 - 2 DR Congo". BBC Sport.
  11. Marteh, Danesius (6 November 2018). "DR Congo recall Tresor Mputu Mabi after five-year absence". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  12. "Glo-CAF Awards 2009: Criteria and results". CAF Online. Confederation of African Football. 12 March 2010.
  13. "Shortlist unveiled for African player of the year award". BBC Sport. 28 December 2009.

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