Parfait Mandanda
Personal information
Full name Parfait Mandanda
Date of birth (1989-10-10) 10 October 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth Nevers, France
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1999–2001 SM Caen
2001–2008 Bordeaux
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Bordeaux 0 (0)
2009AS Beauvais (loan) 1 (0)
2009–2010 AS Beauvais 1 (0)
2010–2011 Altay[1] 12 (0)
2011– Charleroi 88 (0)
2019Dinamo București (loan) 12 (0)
2020Hartford Athletic (loan) 16 (0)
National team
2007 France U21 1 (0)
2008– Congo DR 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:11, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:22, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

Parfait Mandanda (born 10 October 1989) is a Congolese[2] footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Belgian team Charleroi.


Born in Nevers, Mandanda began his career at SM Caen, moving in 2001 to French Ligue 1 club Bordeaux in the youth system. He graduated to the first team in 2008. He was loaned out to AS Beauvais from Bordeaux in January 2009 for the rest of the season,[3] and in July 2009, Beauvais took up the option to make Madanda's move permanent. in 2010 he moved to Altay S.K., then playing in Turkish second division TFF First League.[4]


Mandanda signed with Belgian Pro League club Sporting Charleroi in 2011.[5] In February 2019, he joined Dinamo București on loan.[6]


Charleroi loaned Mandanda to USL Championship club Hartford Athletic for the 2020 season.[7] In his first game with the club he recorded a shutout and an assist in the team's 1-0 win over New York Red Bulls II and was named man of the match.[8]

International career

Mandanda was named in the Congo DR squad against France B on 5 February 2008.[9] Mandanda only played in the second half but missed out on a place in the history books as his older brother Steve Mandanda, also a goalkeeper and currently at Olympique de Marseille, only played in the first half for France.

Officially, he gained his first cap for DR Congo national football team against Gabon on 25 March 2008.[10]



DR Congo

Personal life

Parfait is the younger brother of French international and Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, and has two younger brothers. They are all goalkeepers: Riffi and Over Mandanda.[12]


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  9. ^ "FIFA Tournaments - Players & Coaches - Parfait MANDANDA". Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Parfait MANDANDA - Football : la fiche de Parfait MANDANDA (Charleroi SC)". L' (in French). Retrieved 28 March 2018.
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  12. ^ Mandanda's dynasty Archived 4 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine