- Address: Avenue des Sports, Lubumbashi
- Country: DR Congo
- Capacity: 18,000
- Opened: 2011
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Mazembe (football)
Extra stadium info – Stade TP Mazembe
The Stade TP Mazembe opened as one of the largest sports venues by capacity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Giovanni Vincenzo Infantino visited the stadium in 2019. He became the president of FIFA, the highest governing body of football, a few months before the visit. Robert Guérin is known as the first president of FIFA. He was born in 1876 and he died in 1952 at the age of 75.
Football club Tout Puissant Mazembe use the venue named Stade TP Mazembe for home games. The club was founded in 1939 under a different name. They are nicknamed Les Corbeaux (The Ravens), despite having a crocodile with a ball in its mouth on the team crest. TP Mazembe became the first sports club from the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a value of at least $10 million and it also became the first sports club from the Democratic Republic of the Congo with 100,000 followers on its main social media page. Mazembe drew numerous home attendances above the current capacity of 18,000 of the Stade TP Mazembe. They won their 10th domestic top-flight league title in 2009.
The African championship for football clubs
Tout Puissant Mazembe won the African championship for football clubs several times. Mazembe reached their first final of the African championship for football clubs in 1967. When the second leg of the two-legged final ended, the referee decided that lots would be drawn to attribute the trophy. Later, it was declared that a third match should take place. The decider was set for 27 December in Cameroon. TP Mazembe were declared African football champions after their opponents failed to show up for the game.
The 2010 FIFA Club World Cup final
Mazembe reached the final of the FIFA Club World Cup, the world championship for football clubs, in 2010 after defeating SC Internacional from Brazil. The final, which was played in the United Arab Emirates in front of a crowd of 42,000, was the first FIFA Club World Cup final with a club from Africa. TP Mazembe began the final with Alain Kaluyituka, Eric Nkulukuta Miala, Given Singuluma, Hugues Bedi Mbenza, Isaac Ngandu Kasongo, Jean Kiritsho Kasusula, Joël Kimwaki Mpela, Narcisse Ekanga Amia, Pamphile Mihayo Kazembe, Patou Kabangu Mulota and Robert Kidiaba Muteba. Most of those players also played for the national football team of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The first football clubs with a world championship title
FC Internazionale Milano from the Italian Republic won the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup final. Goran Pandev, Samuel Eto’o Fils and Jonathan Biabiany all scored one goal for Internazionale in the final. Football Club Internazionale Milano became fourth club with a world championship title. They won their first world championship title 1964 after beating the Argentine side Club Atlético Independiente. Real Madrid from Spain, Peñarol from Uruguay and Santos FC from Brazil became the first football clubs with a world championship title.