- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Cote d'Ivoire
- DR Congo
- Eq. Guinea
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- The Leopards
- Joined FIFA:
- Claude Le Roy
The Democratic Republic of Congo have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup, though when they were still known as Zaire they became the first ‘black’ African side to qualify for world football’s showpiece event, appearing at the 1974 finals in West Germany. That was their one and only appearance at the FIFA event.
Zaire won the CAF Africa Cup of Nations in 1968 and 1974, though their best performance as DR Congo came in the 1998 finals in Burkina Faso when they ended third after being knocked out in the semifinals by South Africa. The Leopards were quarterfinalists in the 2002 and 2006 Nations Cup finals, though they failed to qualify for either the 2008 or 2010 editions.
DR Congo are coached by Frenchman Patrice Neveu and play their home games at the Stade des Martyrs in the capital Kinshasa. Their record goal scorer is Shabani Nonda.
The country’s top flight football division is known as the Linafoot. It was formed in 1958 and presently features 28 sides.
The reigning champions are TP Mazembe, who collected their tenth title in 2009. They trail only DC Motema Pembe (12 titles) and AS Vita Club (11 titles) in the championship stakes.
TP Mazembe are the most successful DRC club on the continental stage, having won the CAF Champions League three times (1967, 1968 and 2009).
FIFA World Rankings
|Country||Updated 14 Jun|
|78 FYR Macedonia||6|
|79 Congo DR||7|
|Country||Updated 14 Jun|
|19 Congo DR||7|
|Claude Le Roy||The Leopards|
|1919||1964||Selemani Omari||Boîte postale 1284 Kinshasa 1|
|+243-81/ 904 9788||+243-81/ 301 3527|
|FIFA World Cup Appearances: 1 (1974)|
|Africa Cup of Nations Winners: 2 (1968, 1974)|
|2013 Africa Cup of Nations||3||0||3||0||3||3|
|2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (Round 2)||5||1||3||1||2||1|
|2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (Round 1)||2||2||0||0||8||2|
|2011 African Nations Championship (CHAN)||4||1||1||2||3||5|
|2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers||6||2||1||3||10||11|
|2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers (Round 1)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011 CHAN Qualifiers||1||1||0||0||2||1|
|2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers - Africa (Round 2)||6||3||0||3||14||6|
|2006 Africa Cup of Nations||4||1||1||2||3||6|
|2004 Africa Cup of Nations||3||0||0||3||1||6|
|2002 Africa Cup of Nations||4||1||1||2||3||4|
|2000 Africa Cup of Nations||3||0||2||1||0||1|
|1998 Africa Cup of Nations||6||3||1||2||10||9|
|1970 Africa Cup of Nations||3||0||1||2||2||5|
|1968 Africa Cup of Nations||5||4||0||1||10||5|
|1965 Africa Cup of Nations||2||0||0||2||2||8|
|2013 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers (Round 1)||2||2||0||0||7||0|
|2013 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers (Round 2)||2||1||0||1||5||2|
Latest Fixtures & Results
|5 - 2||DR Congo||03 Mar 10||Abuja||-|
|No fixtures available.|