David Habarugira

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David Habarugira
Personal information
Full name David Habarugira
Date of birth (1988-08-16) August 16, 1988 (age 25)
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.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

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]

International[edit]

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]

References[edit]