Gaby Mudingayi

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Gaby Mudingayi
Mundigayi with Bologna in 2011
Personal information
Full name Gabriel Mudingayi
Date of birth (1981-10-01) 1 October 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 16
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Union Saint-Gilloise 35 (1)
2000–2004 Gent 63 (0)
2004–2005 Torino 34 (1)
2005–2008 Lazio 69 (1)
2008–2013 Bologna 128 (2)
2012–2013 Internazionale (loan) 9 (0)
2013– Internazionale 1 (0)
National team
2002–2003 Belgium U21 8 (0)
2003– Belgium 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:53, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Gabriel "Gaby" Mudingayi (born 1 October 1981) is a Belgian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Internazionale in the Serie A.


Early years[edit]

Mudingayi moved to Belgium at a young age and started his career at the third division club Union Saint-Gilloise. Mudingayi spent two seasons with Saint-Gilloise, before moving to Jupiler League side Gent as a nineteen-year-old. For four seasons with Gent, Mudingayi established himself as a top division player and was selected to represent Belgium at both youth and senior level for the first time.

Move to Italy: Torino and Lazio[edit]

In January 2004, he joined Italian Serie B side Torino and helped them win promotion back to Serie A in 2005. However, the club went bankrupt, and all players were allowed to leave. Thus Mudingayi was signed by Lazio on 30 August 2005, costing Lazio €300,000.

Mudingayi began his Lazio career with niggling injuries sustained while playing for Torino. He scored his first and only goal in Lazio colours in a 4-1 win over Ascoli, but later that season his leg was broken in a tackle by Fabio Cannavaro.[1] It would take until his second season at Lazio under Delio Rossi before he became a regular starter in the Lazio midfield. He became a popular figure among Lazio's Curva Nord due to his tireless displays.


In July 2008, he was sold to newly promoted team Bologna for €7 million on a cash plus player deal.[2][3] Lazio received €6.578M[4] and the rest were solidarity contribution and other fee deducted for agent and other parties.

Since signing for Bologna, Mudingayi has been a regular fixture in the side's midfield, contributing to three successful survival campaigns. He has since played over 100 Serie A matches in the rossoblu colours.


On 20 July 2012, Inter announced that they had signed Mudingayi from Bologna on loan with an option to purchase.[5]


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  2. ^ "Bilancio intermedio consolidato 31/12/2008" [Half-Year Report on 31 December 2008]. SS Lazio (in Italian). 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2010-06-18. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Mudingayi è rossoblù". Bologna FC 1909 (in Italian). 2008-07-21. Retrieved 2010-06-18. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Bilancio separato e consolidato S.S. Lazio S.p.A.". SS Lazio (in italian). 27 October 2009. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Transfers: Mudingayi joins Inter". F.C. Internazionale. 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 

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