Stanley Pool Championship

Competition for clubs from Brazzaville and Léopoldville (now called Kinshasa), organised by the Fédération de Football Association du Pool, while both Congo and DR Congo (Zaire) were colonies (French and Belgian Congo respectively). It was therefore an international competition though both cities are located close to each other on the Malebo Pool (the current name of the Stanley Pool), a big lake in the Congo river.

Apart from the competition below, which was dominated by "European" clubs and players, there also was a version for "African" clubs; the 1931 final of that competition was: Etoile de Brazzaville 5-1 Union de Kinshasa.

Léopoldville Championship
Stanley Pool Cup


1923    CO Léopoldville
1924    CO Léopoldville
1925    CO les Nomades Léopoldville 
1926    CO Léopoldville
1927    AS Léopoldville
1928    AS Léopoldville
1929    ES Congolaise (Léopoldville)
1930    CO les Nomades (Léopoldville)
1931    CA Brazzaville
1932    AS Léopoldville
1933    AS Portuguesa (Léopoldville)
1934    AS Portuguesa (Léopoldville)
1935    AS Portuguesa (Léopoldville)
1936    CS Belge (Léopoldville)
1937    CA Brazzaville
1938    CS Belge (Léopoldville)
1939    AS Portuguesa (Léopoldville)
1940    AS Portuguesa (Léopoldville)
1941    CA Brazzaville
1942    Nomades FC (Léopoldville)
1943    Nomades FC Léopoldville
1944    AS Portuguesa Léopoldville
1945    CA Brazzaville
1946    Nomades FC Léopoldville
1947    CS Belge Léopoldville
1948    CS Belge Léopoldville
1949    CA Brazzaville
1950    CS Belge Léopoldville

Number of Wins

 6 AS Portuguesa (Léopoldville)

 5 CA Brazzaville
   CS Belge (Léopoldville)
   Nomades FC (Léopoldville) [includes CO les Nomades]

 3 AS Léopoldville
   CO Léopoldville

 1 ES Congolaise (Léopoldville)

NB: Léopoldville now called Kinshasa.

About this document

Sources: [FIF 52], [Bak 01], [Ale 10]

Prepared and maintained by Peter Kungler and Hans Schöggl for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Authors: Peter Kungler (peter dot kungler at roche dot com) and Hans Schöggl (
Last updated: 2 Feb 2017

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