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Ucar Chitalu’s record revealed & to be presented to FAZ by Jerry Muchimba

December 12, 2012


Ucar Chitalu’s record revealed & to be presented to FAZ by Jerry Muchimba thumbnail‘s researcher and historian Jerry Muchimba is this afternoon expected to present Godfrey ‘Ucar’ Chitalu’s statistics for verification to the Football Association of Zambia, FAZ.

Muchimba will also provide newspaper cuttings from 1972 to support his research about Chitalu’s 107 goals.

“For us, we feel it’s an opportunity to put the matter to bed. FIFA have said, give us the evidence and we will consider Chitalu’s record,”‘s online editor Chimuka Hampango said.

“We are also aware that some of the goals against Union Espanola of Chile, friendlies against club side Sheffield United of England  might fall out but as we have said this is the best opportunity for us to really clarify how many goals Ucar scored. Atleast we have a starting point with Jerry [Muchimba]‘s research.

“But again there was also games against Lesotho’s Majantja FC in the Africa Club Champions which was not counted then in 1972 and Ucar scored an incredible 7 goals as Warriors won 9-0.

Hampango also paid tribute to both the Football Association of Zambia, FAZ and Muchimba.

“Firstly, what Jerry [Muchimba] has done is commendable. It’s not just Ucar [Chitalu]‘s record which is there. What he has is stats for each and every Zambian player….from Alex Chola, Peter Kaumba to Stopilla Sunzu.

“For this reason we feel his information could be useful to the nation though there’s need to have some thought of independent body to sit down with FAZ to verify everything.

Below are Godrey ‘Ucar’ Chitalu’s goals as compiled by Jerry Muchimba


35 Comments on "Ucar Chitalu’s record revealed & to be presented to FAZ by Jerry Muchimba"

  1. Mumbi on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 10:25 am 

    Hope Ucar is still alive.

  2. Dojo Do on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 10:29 am 

    Watch this space!

  3. Andrew Kamanga on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 11:56 am 

    Godfrey “Ucar” Chitalu remains greatest striker to have graced the Zambian football scene. As they say pictures don’t lie- he is holding a ball showing that he scored 107 goals in 1972. At Kabwe Warriors we are very proud of this record of 107 goals. Please look out for the 50 Year anniversary magazine on the history of Kabwe Warriors football club. For those who have belittled the league at the time, check the history. Zambia started exporting footballers to europe in the 60s and 70s. In case you didn’t know, Government refused to allow “UCAR” to play in europe in the 70s – according to President Kaunda at the time, Ucar was a national asset and one needed an export permit which Government would never have issued!

  4. Kabwata Dallas Kanjombe on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 12:11 pm 

    Story making international headlines just google

  5. Kobe Dojote on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 12:23 pm 

    In my opinion this scheme is not correct. Ucar scored 107 goals (98 in official matches) in the SEASON 1972 (from mid February 1972 to mid January 1973)That’s why 9 goals aren’t in the list.

    The real number of goals in the YEAR 1972 was 113 (106 in official matches), with 9 goals in addition.

    So, the true world record is 106 official goals!

  6. All Days I Dream About Soccer on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 12:30 pm 

    This story is not coming up now, Chitalu scored these goals for some point about more than 6 years ago I was watching the highlights of African soccer show, the lady presenting the show then on her, how well do you know your African football asked this question, which Zambian player scored 107 goals in one season? the options were Chitalu, Kalusha and I have forgotten the other player..the answer was Chitalu of course. This is a south african produced show..the records are there its just that CAF is useless..

  7. Kobe Dojote on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 12:45 pm 

    Little correction: 97 official goals in season 1972, not 98!

  8. Big Steve 4rm SA on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 1:00 pm 

    This story has gone viral, its all over the place in the footballing world. Hope FIFA verifies this quickly so record books can be changed starting with the guinness book of records.

  9. Kabwata Dallas Kanjombe on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 1:20 pm 

    Can someone give me Jerry Muchimba’s email?

  10. Buch on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 1:28 pm 

    Thanks ba Chairman (Andrew Kamanga) for that insight of whats to come on the soccer scene for our beloved team Kabwe Warriois. I shall wait patiently for the magazine, what an excellent idea & hope you are planning more wonderful things for our team. This maybe the wrong forum but I think this is my only way of communicating an idea to help finance our team. Am sure am not the only one who would love to contribute financially to the team but can not make a lump sum donation. My suggestion is why don’t you open up an account where we can deposit any substantial amount of money (K10, K20, K50 even K100 pin) be it weekly, monthly or yearly. Then again bring about the issue of membership, this time around with things like gold members, silver & bronze with different benefits like gold membership comes with a replica jersey, scarf, cap, the said magazine and so so so. Then silver comes with so so and so on. Try as much as possible to transform the club into a community team with about 80% to 90% of the clubs revenue being generated from the local community unlike depending on GRZ(ZRL). Warriors has an advantage in the sense that it’s the most supported team in the midlands hence we need to take advantage of this. There thousands of Warriors fans out their who can also come up with workable ideas for the sustainability of the club. I thank you in advance & am happy to meet you on this site. Walya Nganga kunse, mukati & forever!

  11. K Blades on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 1:46 pm 

    Excellent statistics, even if we remove the national team Friendlies against Sheffield and Union Espanola, and the games involving the Select sides, he still has 100 goals, which is still a record that FIFA must recognise.

  12. Mududu on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 1:58 pm 

    wow, am impressed with this type of evidence given, the recording was great! hope this will convince FIFA. World Football is more than Europe, widen your scope..

  13. Roving eyes on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 2:00 pm 

    It’s simple we zambians know the fact .Chitalu remains the greatest footballer ever.Not even Messi can be equaled to him.Faz do something about this.The world should know!

  14. ngake on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 2:13 pm 

    I am personnally loving this debate on the world soccer scene regarding the most number of goals in a calender year. This is the type of thing we need to draw more spot light to our beloved Zambian football. The more spotlight we have the more investment we’ll get. i hope ucar chitalu finally gets the recognition he has always deserved even if it will be posthumously. As the saying goes, “in the end, what is true will become known, the truth always appears eventually despite efforts to hide it” – Quote – Shakespeare’s merchant of venice.

  15. Andrew Kamanga on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 4:19 pm 

    Buch. Many thanks. We welcome your ideas. Please feel free to email your contact details to

    we can discuss in detail

  16. kk 11 on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 4:28 pm 

    This is why we as Zambians need to stand up and be counted! from a football perspective we need to really go through our history and bring some of our players from yester years into focus! 107 is a great achievement and should have been recognized a long time ago. Such feats and players would be inducted into the HALL OF FAME were we serious about sports in our country. Believe it or not Zambian is more often recognized around the world because of its athletes and their exploits.

  17. kk 11 on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 5:03 pm 

    The story has really gone Viral, google Godfrey Chitalu and see……..

  18. Sibs on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 5:30 pm 

    @Mumbi # 1, Godfrey ‘Ucar’ Chitalu died in the plane crash in Gabon. He was the National Team Coach assisted by Alex Chola. Alex Chola is also ranked as one of the best players to have played soccer in Zambia.

    The plane crash in Gabon wiped out the past,future and present then of Zambian soccer.

  19. Chichi on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 5:38 pm 

    But why wait for 40 years to put records straight?

  20. UNCLE BOBS on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 5:41 pm 

    As i dont have permission to circulate either Jerry’s phone number or email address, i have requested from him whether i can advise and awaiting his go ahead!

  21. Sibs on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 5:42 pm 

    Hey Great job Jerry Muchimba.

  22. Sibs on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 5:45 pm 

    To the veterans @Uncle Bobs and @Amos Mumba a big up to you guys.

  23. UNCLE BOBS on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 6:01 pm 

    Chichi-better late than never they say!!!

  24. UNCLE BOBS on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 6:04 pm 

    Kabwata Dallas Kanjombe-you may contact me on 0965 781007 for Jerry’s details

  25. Shaun on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 7:18 pm 


    There is no reason why the 9 goals in the African Club Champions Cup should not count. It was an official competition.

    That said club friendlies won’t be accepted by FIFA (7 goals).

    So actually it looks like Chitalu’s record should be 109 goals, not 107!!!

  26. Jojo on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 7:18 pm 

    Bobby Charlton Versus the Zambians

  27. ndasheny on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 8:32 pm 

    He did score 107 goals in one season the documentation is well tabulated.

  28. Anonymous on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 11:41 pm 

    Loving all this, you’re doing a great job guys.

    Meanwhile, i believe tonight is the last chance to vote for Christopher Katongo for BBC African Footballer of the Year, so do so if you have not already… The man deserves it as does Ucar’s inclusion in the international history books.

  29. K Blades on Thu, 13th Dec 2012 12:32 am 

    Flamengo of Brazil are challenging Messi’s record, they claim the great ZICO scored 89 goals in 1979….still short of the great UCAR

  30. K Blades on Thu, 13th Dec 2012 2:52 am 

    Lesson to all sports associations, PLEASE KEEP RECORDS AND STATISTICS. A desk must be opened at Central Statistical Office (CSO) to keep important sports statistics

  31. UNCLE BOBS on Thu, 13th Dec 2012 8:52 am 

    Flamengo should just shut up Messi is already on 88 after another 2 last night and shall score another 2 (seeing that he’s scored 2 goals in the last 6 matches he’s played 90mins. According to Wikipedia records on Zico he only scored 65 in 1979!

  32. Zambian on Thu, 13th Dec 2012 3:43 pm 

    FOOD FOR THOUGHT, I QUOTE, ‘Why in heavens name didn’t anyone from the previous FAZ administrations, journalists of yesteryears and even fans not challenge Gerd Muller’s record in the first place? It now comes out to the rest of the world like we’re a bunch of cry babies!’

  33. Shaun on Thu, 13th Dec 2012 11:04 pm 

    Question: Why don’t the first 9 goals count? They were scored in official competition and in 1972. The record isn’t for goals scored in a season, but in a calendar year.

    Therefore he should have 116, not 107.

  34. Baj on Thu, 13th Dec 2012 11:38 pm 

    Excuse me friends .. I’d like to ask about theses competitions : Charity Shield , Chibuku Cup , Castle Cup , Challenge Cup and NFL Trohpy ////// 1- are they official or not ? …. 2- are they recognized by the Zambian federation ? … 3- are they recognized by CAF or FIFA ? .. Thanks

  35. bwalya Mumbi on Fri, 14th Dec 2012 8:56 am 

    This a big lesson to our soccer administrators to put records in order and straight. The record is for our hero is a straight forward , but why was this not reached FIFA all these years and the fact that this happen almost at same time as that of Germany star , and his was recorded and FIFA has have had this since .