Most Decorated TP Mazembe Forward Retires From Football
- 2x CAF Champions League
- 2x CAF Super Cup
- 1x CAF Confederation Cup
- 9x Linafoot
- 1x Angola Super Cup
- CAF Interclub Competitions All-Time Top Scorer
- CAFCL All-Time Top Scorer (together with Aboutrika)
- 2009 African Nations Championship Player of the Tournament
- 2009 CAF’s Best African Player on the continent
- 2007 IFFHS World’s Top Goal Scorer
- 2007 CAF Champions League Top Scorer
- 4x Linafoot Top Scorer
Mputu Mabi, born on 10th December 1985, is a Congolese footballer. A midfielder or striker for TP Mazembe and the DR Congo national team, Claude Le Roy, the former coach of Cameroon and DR Congo, selected him for the 1998 World Cup in France at 17 years of age, describing him as “the next Samuel Eto‘o“.
In 2002, Tresor Mputu joined TP Mazembe and quickly became an integral part of their success. During the 2007 season, he was the top goalscorer in both the African Champions League and the Confederation Cup.
In 2009 and 2010 he captained the team to two consecutive CAF Champions League titles. After that, there were several rumours that Mputu was to move to a European club, and he even trialled with Arsenal in 2007. However, in July 2016, he returned to his old team, TP Mazembe.
In August 2010, Mputu was handed a 12–month suspension from all football activities due to his hostile behaviour towards a referee during a game between TP Mazembe and Rwanda‘s APR FC. After a year of being sidelined, he made a remarkable return to the pitch, scoring within 46 seconds of the match against TS Malkesa.