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Calvin Zola Makongo (born 31 December 1984 in Kinshasa, Zaire), often known simply as Calvin Zola, is a football player from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He currently plays in England for Crewe Alexandra. He plays in Nike Mercurial Vapor V Boots. As confirmed by Chris Kamara on Sky Sports' Gilette Soccer Saturday, his name has been shortened to "Cola" by many of his team mates.


Zola began his career at Newcastle United. On 29 August 2003 he went on loan to Oldham Athletic, where he stayed until 9 May 2004, scoring five goals in 25 appearances. He was released on a free transfer at the end of the 2003-04 season and signed for Tranmere Rovers on 27 May where he scored 4 goals in his first season.

Some months after arriving at Prenton Park, problems were discovered with his visa and he was unable to work (i.e. play) until a solution was reached.In May 2005 he was granted a full permit and returned in time for training for the 2005-06 season. In 2006-07 Zola signed a two year extension to his contract, which would otherwise have expired at the end of the 2006-07 season, keeping him at Tranmere until May 2009.

In June 2008 he signed with League One club, Crewe Alexandra, for a transfer fee of £200,000.

On his home debut in a friendly against Hull City F.C. he scored a first half hat trick helping his new side to a 4-0 win. He scored on his league debut on the opening day of the season against Brighton.


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Must be the Nike Mecurial Vapur boots

Well we need a striker - anyone will do at the moment ! Common's should of buried that shot today ! hang on ... Varney came from Crewe ..... hhmmm maybe not then !

Welcome Haz - Barmy army in the west stand ?? thought that was the prawn sarnie brigade !

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