TP Mazembe

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Tout Puissant Mazembe, formerly known as Englebert, are a Congolese football club based in Lubumbashi. Their home games are played at Stade Municipal de Lubumbashi. Its nickname is Les corbeaux (the ravens) despite having a crocodile with a ball in its mouth on the team crest. In 2010, the club made FIFA Club World Cup history by becoming the first club team from Africa — and from outside the traditional continental powerhouses of Europe and South America — to enter the final after beating CONMEBOL's Internacional of Brazil 2–0 in the semi-final. TP Manzebe defeated ES Tunis 6-1 on aggregate to win their 4th CAF Champions League Crown in 2010.

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Tout Puissant Mazembe was founded in 1939 by Benedictine monks of the order of Sanctimonious Saint that directed the Holy Institute Boniface of Élisabethville (Lubumbashi). To diversify the student activities for those that did not consecrate themselves to the priesthood, the missionaries decided to set up a football team, baptized Holy team Georges, Employer of the Troop. This team affiliated itself directly in the first division of the Royal Federation of the Native Athletic Associations (FRASI for French Fédération Royale des Associations Sportives Indigènes) founded by the Belgian King. At the end of the season, Holy Georges placed 3rd.

In 1944 the young scouts went on the road and FC St. Georges was rechristened Holy Paul F.C. Some...
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