Katongo Félix KATONGO

Presentation

Retired
ZAMBIA ZAMBIA
Born Apr 18, 1984
Mulfulira, ZAMBIA
Age 36 years old
Size 1.70 m
Weight 63 kg
Position Attacking midfielder
Winger
Creative midfielder
Arrival(s)
Petro Luanda Petro Luanda 2008 / M€ 0.25
Châteauroux Châteauroux 2009
Departure(s)
Châteauroux Châteauroux 2008
Al-Ittihad Tripoli Al-Ittihad Tripoli 2010
Numbers 2526
Honours
Coupe d'Afrique des Nations (2012)
Selections
Zambie A
Career
Green Buffaloes Green Buffaloes
Jomo Cosmos Jomo Cosmos
Green Buffaloes Green Buffaloes
Petro Luanda Petro Luanda
Rennes Rennes
Châteauroux Châteauroux
Mamelodi Sundowns Mamelodi Sundowns
Al-Ittihad Tripoli Al-Ittihad Tripoli
Green Buffaloes Green Buffaloes
Al-Ittihad Alexandrie Al-Ittihad Alexandrie
Stade Rennais’ African scouting network was not exactly blessed with success in the 2007/2008 season. Aside from the brief hopes placed in Moukandjo and N’Guessi, Rennes had also taken a chance on Félix Katongo in January 2008. After journeyman spells in the Zambian, South African and Angolan championships, this attacking midfielder got his first contract in Europe. A key player of the Zambian national side, much like his brother Chris, he only made two appearances on the team-sheet under Lacombe. He was kept in the summer for his unorthodox, agile dribbling style, he got his chance in a League Cup match against Le Mans (2-2, won on penalties) alongside other novices such as Théophile-Catherine and Oniangué Despite putting in a solid performance, he failed to convince his boss. He was loaned out as a wildcard to Châteauroux 15 days later. He had a catastrophic end to the season, and was kicked out of the professional squad there. Katongo was transferred to South Africa in June 2009.