Dominique Taboga

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Dominique Taboga
Dominique Taboga - Kapfenberger SV (quer).jpg
Personal information
Full name Dominique Taboga
Date of birth (1982-11-06) November 6, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1991–2001 St. Pölten
1992–2002 ASV Spratzern
1997 Admira Wacker (Loan)
1997–2000 Rapid Wien
2001–2002 Kremser SC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 DSV Leoben 61 (4)
2006–2009 Kapfenberger SV 84 (10)
2009–2011 Tromsø IL 6 (0)
2010–2011 Kapfenberger SV (loan) 31 (1)
2011–2012 Kapfenberger SV 20 (0)
2012–2013 Grödig 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 November 2012.

Dominique Taboga (born November 6, 1982 in Austria) is a former Austrian footballer, who last played as a defender for SV Grödig, before his arrest in a match-fixing scandal.[1]

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

He started his career at St. Pölten's youth team in 1991. After only one year,he moved to ASV Spratzern. In January 1997 he went on loan to Admira Wacker. Returned in June 1997. Still playing in SK Rapid Wien and Kremser SC.

Professional career[edit]

In 2002 he moved to DSV Leoben. He made his senior debut on July 25, 2003 in the Austrian Football First League 1-0 win. He scored his first senior goal against Wacker Innsbruck on September 13, 2003. After over four years in the Leoben, he moved to Kapfenberger SV. The 2007/2008 season, won the Austrian Football First League. He made his debut in the Austrian Football Bundesliga 1-0 win against LASK Linz on July 9, 2008. In 2009 he moved to Tromso IL. Contract expires December 31, 2012.

Extortion claims[edit]

In November 2013, Taboga claimed he was blackmailed by former Kapfenberger teammate Sanel Kuljić to fix matches forcing Kuljić to be taken into police custody. A few days later Taboga admitted that he tried to convince four other players to manipulate a match during season 2012/13.[2] Taboga was eventually banned for life from playing, refereeing, club official, and player agent.[3]


1x Austrian second-division champions: 2007/08