Chancel Mbemba Confirmed As Being 20 – Facts And Figures


Newcastle have just released some facts about their new signing Chancel Mbemba,  and the first fact about him is that he was born in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo, on 8th August, 1994.

So that makes him 20 years old and due to turn 21 in 10 days time – and that’s his official age unless we hear something different from FIFA who are making an inquiry into his age.

As we all know, there has been some controversy about his age, after as many as four birth dates  given in the past.

chancel mbemba at st james'

Chancel Mbemba – turns 21 next month

Here is some other facts about our new player:

  • He is from a family of nine and his mother, Antoinette, represented DR Congo at basketball
  • Chancel played as a youth for ES La Grace, Mputu and MK Etancheite in DR Congo before signing on at Anderlecht in 2011
  • Mbemba made his Anderlecht debut 28th July 2013 in their opening match of the 2013–2014 Belgian Pro League season, a 2–3 defeat to Lokeren
  • He made his debut for DR Congo three years ago and he so far has 17 caps for his country
  • The center-back has played 76 times in total for Anderlecht with 9 goals and 2 assists
  • Chancel stands just a little less than 6ft tall but is very good header of the ball
  • He is a qualified electrician and plans to become a professional electrician after his footballing career ends (in 2030 while still at Newcastle and said to be 35)

There’s not much more we can find out about the lad, but he will probably be introduced to the crowd at the game on saturday against Borussia Monchengladbach.

He is one of four players we reported last night were close to signing for Newcastle.

One of those was 19 year-old Ivan Toney of Northampton Town, who is reported having a medical at Newcastle today.

The other two are Charlie Austin of QPR and Florian Thauvin of Marseilles,  and we assume Lee Charnley and company are working hard to get those two excellent players over the line.

If we can indeed get those two players through the door,  they will cost around £28M between them, which would take our spending to around £63M so far this summer.

A good start.

🙂

But we all know we need another top center-back brought in.

Comments welcome.



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172 comments so far

  • voodoo85

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Palace after Connor Wickham from Sunderland:

    Keith Downie ?@SkySports_Keith 18 minutes ago
    BREAKING: We understand Crystal Palace have agreed a fee with Sunderland for striker Connor Wickham. More over on @SkySportsNewsHQ

    Keith Downie ?@SkySports_Keith 11 minutes ago
    Wickham signed a long term contract extension last season on high wages so the fee agreed with Palace will be substantial.

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Wonder how much Palace have bid, not exactly done anything since he came into the Prem

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Ashley Out!

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  • TudorCrisps

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Connor Whickham off to palace allegedly

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  • JackButler

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Good player to have in or should i say “over” the line

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  • Liverpool Mag

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Jack

    What exactly have the people on here done to you that’s made you decide to act like a self-entitled brat?

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Ha ha who said Palace make smart buys. Nobody? Oh. Right.

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  • voodoo85

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed, what is this FIFA investigation you refer to – the one from February 2013. Think its all solved as far as FIFA are concerned:

    http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/01/sport/football/age-african-football-mbemba/

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  • Thump

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Has Ian Toon changed his name again or something?

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  • Liverpool Mag

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #9

    If Wickham is going to palace I’d be surprised if Sunderland didn’t move for Austin. Which is an upgrade on Wickham anyway in my opinion

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #10

    From previous post…
    I am taking a big chance firebug mate. But I see the fine work being done by Lee and I just know we can do it. We can snatch 13th place from other undeserving clubs like Stoke and Leicester….The dream lives on….Beautiful.
    And I can confirm Chancel is 30 but uses Spectro Skin Advice…..

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  • JackButler

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #11

    Thump

    It has all the hallmarks of yet another Ian-toon persona

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  • Jack

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #12

    ‘…we just don’t think you should take it out of us just because your mum told you to clean your room.’

    If that isn’t a punt at my age then I don’t know what is.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #13

    He looks better than he actually is imo. Had a bit of a sticky start at the scumhole. He did have a purple patch once, four or five goals in as many games something like that but he was brought into the prem before he was ready at any rate. Still young though so Pardew has plenty of time to squeeze out all his potential.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #14

    Liverpool Mag

    I know Austin is desperate to get out of QPR, but I dont think he desperate enough to go to sunderland 😉

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  • Brian Pinas

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #15

    Is it possible that Ashley has signed Mbemba as a CB/Electrician to save a bit of wonga?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #16

    What is Connor Wickham going to do at Palace TudorCrisps mate? Were they looking for a slow, useless knacker to round out their squad?

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  • Thump

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #17

    @Jack/Ian Toon: He was calling you a brat, not talking about your age.

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  • mickalfas

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #18

    If he’s 20 he had more than one very hard paper round!

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #19

    I don’t know why we don’t give Mbemba the benefit of the doubt. He could be a mature 17. Then we’d be laughing HAAAHAHAHA ok sorry.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #20

    Still don’t believe he’s 20.

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  • stoonley

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #21

    To the tune of the Wombles:

    Mbemba, Mbemba, Mbemba, Mbemba,
    Mbemba, Mbemba, Mbembaaaaaaaaa

    Mbemba you’re a Geordie, MBEMBA YOU’RE A GEORDIE
    Mbemba you’re a Geordie, MBEMBA YOU’RE A GEORDIE
    Mbemba you’re a Geordie, MBEMBA YOU’RE A GEORDIE
    Mbemba you’re a Geordie, MBEMBA YOU’RE A GEORDIE
    Mbemba-bemba-bemba what a Geordie Geordie Geordie you are!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #22

    Maybe we should do a Radiometric dating on Mbembe I am still not convinced he’s 20!

    Maybe his BMI says he’s 20 😉 lol

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  • TudorCrisps

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #23

    Just the news on the grapevine mate haha mebies pardew needs a sparring partner

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  • the broons

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #24

    whickham to palace? hmm there was a lot of talk of fletcher to swansea aswell so them going in for austin may well happen. Would hate it but there we go.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #25

    I keep telling you lads! Mbemba is a very young looking 35! There are years left in those legs!!! Look at Colo, he’s just a spring chicken at 33. You just don’t get it do you lads? Harrumph….

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  • Belfast

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #26

    “I was born in 1990,” said the defender. While in an interview with the Sharkfoot website in April 2012,

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  • Liverpool Mag

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #27

    JackButler

    Good point, mate. Maybe he’d prefer a move to Hartlepool or Boro?

    I reckon if no club came in for him he’d take it. Especially as he will want to start games and he probably wouldn’t get that in a good team. Or an average one…

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #28

    If we are signing these players then we just need another CB and a young RB!

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  • TudorCrisps

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #29

    Charlies bord “bird” wont have him plying his trade in the arm pit of the country lads dont worry

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #30

    Try to bring a little seriosity on here and what do you get for it? Unbelievable…..

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #31

    “1987 was a very good year. I had just finished my high school equivalency diploma and was playing some serious footy with Ramsbottom Rovers.”
    Chancel’s first in-depth interview with your one and only Senior Official Club Journo.

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  • mickalfas

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #32

    Maybe Chancel Mbemba junior is 20,its just that we’ve signed his Dad

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  • Liverpool Mag

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #33

    I’m still not quite sold on his ages being 20. I don’t think he’s that old but I expect he’s not older than 22.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #34

    183Jail for Ashley // Jul 30, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Swansea Jack, deary me, moaning about moaners, use of the Sherlock phrase, now from which juvenile welsh moron have I heard that before.

    Ha ha ha jail you are funny

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #35

    The 24 rumours are quite strong lads. 24 going on 28.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #36

    Finally we have signed our third player of the season, keep them coming.

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  • mickalfas

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #37

    In fact when did he fit the 5year city and guilds electrical course in?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #38

    Right then, I’ve looked over all the evidence and I firmly believe Chancel Mbemba is somewhere between 20 and 35 years old and is an excellent signing for us!

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  • Spellcheck

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #39

    Young Jack sprat stop behaving like a prat. HWTL.

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  • Jack

    Jul 30, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #40

    You come up with that one yourself, it was about as funny as the holocaust.

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