Georges Mukumbilwa, a gifted midfielder from Winnipeg, Manitoba, joined Whitecaps FC Residency in September 2014 after playing for Portage Trail Soccer Club.
2016-2017: Mukumbilwa started 20 of 28 appearances for Whitecaps FC U-18 scoring six goals, receiving three yellow cards. In the playoffs he started two of three matches.
2016: Mukumbilwa was invited to the men's U-18 series in El Salvador under coach Rob Gale.
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2016: Mukumbilwa was called up to Whitecaps FC 2 for their September 2 match at Seattle Sounders FC 2 but has yet to make a professional appearance.
Mukumbilwa had a dominant year with Portage Trail in 2014. Named an assistant captain of his U-15 squad, the midfielder was also deemed Player of the Year for the U-14- to U-16 age group. He also played for Manitoba’s U-15 Provincial Team, with whom he competed in the Pacific Coast Challenge. Mukumbilwa was named to the Players of Distinction team during the tournament.
Mukumbilwa's family includes his mother, Feza, and two siblings, Tchakas and Faranaga. He lists his coach with Portage Trail, Vince Scerbo, as the biggest influence on his soccer career thus far, citing his mentorship and encouragement.
Mukumbilwa lists Spanish giants FC Barcelona as his favourite soccer club, while midfielder Andres Iniesta is his favourite player. Fittingly, Mukumbilwa dreams of one day playing in Camp Nou, FC Barcelona’s home stadium. Off the pitch, the midfielder enjoys playing FIFA and hanging out with his friends. Mukumbilwa’s favourite food is chicken.