Congo-Kinshasa (DR Congo, Zaire) - Foundation Dates of Clubs

 
NB: during the colonial era, Kinshasa was known as Léopoldville and Lubumbashi as Elizabethville

1919        Association Sportive Congolaise (Kinshasa) [*]

1922        Luso Sporting Club (Kinshasa)

1926        Amicale Sportive de Kinshasa [founded as Amicale Sportive Portuguaise]

1929        FC Lubumbashi Sport (Lubumbashi) 

1935        Association Sportive Vita Club (Kinshasa) [founded as Renaissance FC]
            AS Dragons Bilima (Kinshasa) [founded as Amicale Sportive Bilima]

1936 Feb 22 Daring Club Motema Pembe (Kinshasa) [founded as Daring Faucon]
 
1939        Tout Puissant Mazembe (Lubumbashi) [founded as FC St-Georges]
            FC Saint-Eloi Lupopo (Lubumbashi) [founded as Standard]
            SC Cilu (Lukala) [Cilu = Ciment Lukala]
            AS Simba (Kolwezi)

1948        Cercle Sportif Don Bosco (Lubumbashi)   
            OC Muungano (Bukavu)

1951        OC Bukavu Dawa (Bukavu) [founded as Bushi FC]

1954        Union Sportive Tshinkunku (Kananga) [founded as Union St.-Gilloise Luluabourg]

1955        AS Nika (Kisangani)

1958        TS Malekesa (Kisangani)

1959        AS Kabasha (Goma)

1961 Dec 13 AS Bantous (Mbuji-Mayi)
            SM Sanga Balende (Mbuji-Mayi) [founded as Union Sud-Kasaienne]

1962        FC Mont Bleu (Bunia)

1964        DC Virunga (Bulungu)

1968 Mar    Amicale Sportive Kinoise (Kinshasa) 

1969        AC N'koy (Bilombe)

1974        AC CAPACO (Beni)

1977        AS Nyuki (Butembo)

1989        Athletic Club Sodigraf (Kinshasa)
 
1995        FC Max Mokey (Kinshasa) [founded as FC Les Anges, 2004 called  FC MK Etanchéité; current name since 2007]

1997        AC Bel Or (Kinshasa) [founded as Club Elisa]
            AS Lomami (Boma)
            AS Vita Club (Mbuji-Mayi)

2000        FC Saint-Pierre (Lubumbashi) 

2002        AS Dauphins Noirs (Goma)
            Racing Club (Kinshasa) [founded as FC Cana]

2003        AS Babeti ya Sika (Mbandaka)

2005        AS Maniema Union (Kindu)

2006        JS Kinshasa

2010        AC Rangers FC (Kinshasa)

2012        Katumbi FA (Lubumbashi)

2013        FC Océan Pacifique (Mbuji-Mayi)
            JS Groupe Bazano (Lubumbashi)

2014 Jun 16 FC Renaissance du Congo (Kinshasa)
 
2015        Ituri FC (Ituri)

2016        FC Etoile du Kivu (Bukavu)

[*] ASC (Association Sportive Congolaise) were the first sports organisation
    for natives; the club was affiliated to the Comité Sportif Européen de
    Léopoldville in 1928 and to the Belgian FA in 1930; in 1939, Leopold III
    granted it the title of "Société Royal".  It was founded as Cercle Sportif
    Congolais and later renamed Fédération Sportive Congolaise before taking 
    the name Association Sportive Congolaise (before 1936).

          

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Source for info on ASC: [Vel 01]

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