Mbokani in 2013
|Full name||Dieudonné Mbokani Bezua|
|Date of birth||22 November 1985|
|Place of birth||Kinshasa, Zaire|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2006–2007||→ Anderlecht (loan)||9||(4)|
|2011||→ Wolfsburg (loan)||7||(0)|
|2015–2016||→ Norwich City (loan)||29||(7)|
|2016–2017||→ Hull City (loan)||12||(0)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 12:53, 8 June 2020 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:56, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
Dieudonné "Dieumerci" Mbokani Bezua (born 22 November 1985) is a Congolese professional footballer who plays as a striker for Belgian Pro League club Royal Antwerp. He has previously played for TP Mazembe, Anderlecht, Wolfsburg, Monaco, Standard Liège, Norwich City, Hull City and Dynamo Kyiv.
Mbokani began his career at local side Bel'Or and was a league topscorer in the 2004 season with 16 goals.Then he moved to TP Mazembe.
In the 2006–07 season, he made nine appearances for Anderlechtand scored four goals, including a hat-trick against Beveren on 7 May 2007. In 2007, he joined Standard de Liège and scored 35 goals in 81 league appearances.
On 30 July 2010, Mbokani signed a deal with French side AS Monaco, after spurning reported interest from Liverpool, for a fee in the region of €7 million.
After failing to impress in Ligue 1, on 9 August 2011, he signed a contract with Anderlecht for a reported fee of €3 million, stating that he looked forward to playing together again with his friend Milan Jovanović. [ citation needed ] during the first half, which ended 1–1.The start of his spell at Anderlecht was dramatic, first injuring himself during one of his first training sessions, meaning he would be sidelined for at least two months. On 21 June 2013, Mbokani officially signed a contract with the Ukrainian club FC Dynamo Kyiv. On 14 July 2013, he scored his first goal in the very first game of the Ukrainian Premier League against Volyn Lutsk
On 31 August 2015, Mbokani was loaned out to English club Norwich City.
On 31 August 2016, Mbokani was loaned out to English club Hull City.Mbokani made his debut on 17 September 2016 when he came off the bench, after 77-minutes, as a replacement for Abel Hernández in a 4–1 loss at home to Arsenal.
On 20 June 2017, Mbokani was close to completing a transfer to Greek powerhouse Olympiacos but the deal did not ultimately go ahead as the player failed his medical.
In August 2018 he signed a one-year contract with Belgian club Royal Antwerp.He extended his contract with the club in June 2019.
Mbokani represented the DR Congo at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013 and 2015, helping them to third place at the latter tournament.
Mbokani was caught up in the 2016 Brussels bombings, alongside his international teammate Cédric Bakambu. Though both escaped unscathed, Mbokani was reportedly left "shaken".In the aftermath of this, after being sanctioned for missing a game as a result, he retired from international football with 31 caps. However, he returned to DR Congo's squad for the 2017 Cup of Nations in Gabon, and he was recalled to the national team in March 2019, although he withdrew due to injury.
Mbokani was born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. In August 2011, his five-month-old son, David Mbokani, died of a cardiac arrest in his sleep.
|Anderlecht (loan)||2006–07||Belgian First Division||9||4||0||0||—||—||—||9||4|
|Standard Liège||2007–08||Belgian First Division||32||15||0||0||—||—||—||32||15|
|2008–09||Belgian First Division||31||17||0||0||—||10||3||—||41||20|
|2009–10||Belgian Pro League||24||7||1||0||—||12||3||1||0||38||10|
|AS Monaco||2010–11||Ligue 1||10||1||0||0||1||0||—||—||11||1|
|Anderlecht||2011–12||Belgian Pro League||26||14||0||0||—||5||1||—||31||15|
|2012–13||Belgian Pro League||27||19||2||1||—||8||6||1||1||38||27|
|Dynamo Kyiv||2013–14||Ukrainian Premier League||25||13||2||1||—||6||2||—||33||16|
|2014–15||Ukrainian Premier League||8||3||1||0||—||3||0||1||0||13||3|
|2017–18||Ukrainian Premier League||21||9||2||0||—||7||3||1||0||31||12|
|Norwich City (loan)||2015–16||Premier League||29||7||0||0||1||0||—||—||30||7|
|Hull City (loan)||2016–17||Premier League||12||0||0||0||2||0||—||—||14||0|
|Royal Antwerp||2018–19||Belgian First Division A||32||13||1||1||—||—||—||33||14|
|2019–20||Belgian First Division A||28||18||5||5||—||4||1||—||37||24|
|2020–21||Belgian First Division A||10||4||0||0||—||0||0||—||10||4|
|1.||12 May 2006||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||1–2||1–2||Friendly|
|2.||26 March 2008||Stade Maurice Bacquet, Gonfreville-l'Orcher, France||1–0||1–1|
|3.||13 June 2008||El Hadj Hassan Gouled Aptidon Stadium, Djibouti City, Djibouti||1–0||6–0||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5.||22 June 2008||Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo||5–0||5–1|
|6.||10 June 2012||2–0||2–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|7.||17 June 2012||1–0||3–0||2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|8.||9 September 2012||1–0||4–0|
|10.||20 January 2013||Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa||2–2||2–2||2013 Africa Cup of Nations|
|11.||28 January 2013||Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa||1–0||1–1|
|12.||31 January 2015||Estadio de Bata, Bata, Equatorial Guinea||1–2||4–2||2015 Africa Cup of Nations|
|14.||4 February 2015||1–1||1–3|
|15.||18 October 2015||Stade de la Cité de l'Oie, Visé, Belgium||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|16.||8 October 2016||Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo||1–0||4–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
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