Mundigayi with Bologna in 2011
|Full name||Gabriel Mudingayi|
|Date of birth||1 October 1981|
|Place of birth||Kinshasa, Zaire|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2012–2013||→ Internazionale (loan)||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
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
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. 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. Lazio received €6.578M 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.
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- "Bilancio separato e consolidato S.S. Lazio S.p.A.". SS Lazio (in italian). 27 October 2009. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
- "Transfers: Mudingayi joins Inter". F.C. Internazionale. 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
- Gaby Mudingayi at National-Football-Teams.com
- Gaby Mudingayi – FIFA competition record
- Profile at AIC.Football.it (Italian)
- Belgium stats at Belgian FA