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).
Source for info on ASC: [Vel 01]
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