David Habarugira

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David Habarugira
Personal information
Full name David Habarugira
Date of birth (1988-08-16) August 16, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Bujumbura, Burundi
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FC Brussels
Number 18
Youth career
2002–2006 Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Anderlecht 1 (0)
2007–2008 Union Saint-Gilloise (loan) 24 (0)
2009–2010 D.C. United 0 (0)
2012– FC Brussels 39 (2)
National team
2008– Burundi 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 July 2009

David Habarugira (born August 16, 1988 in Bujumbura) is a Burundian footballer who currently plays for Belgian Second Division side FC Brussels.



Habarugira grew up in Brussels, and began his career in 2002 playing in the youth system of storied Belgian club Anderlecht.[1] He began his professional career in 2007 on loan to Union Saint-Gilloise,[2] having been made being part of the team's EXQI League squad in the 2007-08 season. He played his first professional game on 22 September 2007 against Kortrijk.

Habarugira signed with Major League Soccer side D.C. United on 14 August 2009 after a successful trial with the team.[3] He made a couple of appearances for the team in the CONCACAF Champions League, but did not feature in league play. He was released by D.C. United on January 20, 2010.[4]


Habarugira is a full international for the Burundi national football team.[5] He made his first appearance for the team on 1 June 2008 in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Seychelles.[6]

Personal life[edit]

David's brother, Jean-Paul Habarugira, is also a professional soccer player, for Atlético Olympic and the national side.[7]