DR Congo national football team

men's national association football team representing the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Congo DR national football team is the national football team of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

DR Congo
Nickname(s)The Leopards
AssociationCongolese Association Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationUNIFFAC (Central Africa)
Head coachFlorent Ibengé
CaptainYoussouf Mulumbu
Most capsIssama Mpeko (65)
Top scorerDieumerci Mbokani (18)
Home stadiumStade des Martyrs
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 73 Steady (22 December 2022)[1]
Highest28 (July–August 2017)
Lowest133 (October 2011)
First international
Belgian Congo 3–2 Northern Rhodesia 
(Belgian Congo; 1948)
Biggest win
 DR Congo 10–1 Zambia 
(Kinshasa, Congo DR; 22 November 1969)
Biggest defeat
 Yugoslavia 9–0 Zaire 
(Gelsenkirchen, West Germany; 18 June 1974)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1974)
Best resultGroup stage, 1974
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances18 (first in 1965)
Best resultChampions, 1968 and 1974
African Nations Championship
Appearances4 (first in 2009)
Best resultChampions, 2009 and 2016


  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 22 December 2022. Retrieved 22 December 2022.
  2. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.