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 36)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
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)
2013–2014 Internazionale 1 (0)
2015 Cesena 9 (0)
2016–2017 Pisa 2 (0)
National team
2002–2003 Belgium U21 8 (0)
2003–2008 Belgium 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October 2016 (UTC)

Gabriel "Gaby" Mudingayi (born 1 October 1981) is a Congolese-Belgian footballer who plays as a midfielder.


Early years[edit]

Mudingayi moved to Belgium at a young age and started his career at the third division club Union Saint-Gilloise. He spent two seasons with the club before moving to Jupiler League side Gent, aged 19.

Mudingayi established himself in the club's starting XI during the following campaigns, 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 Mudingayi joined Italian Serie B side Torino, helping the club win promotion back to Serie A in 2005. However, the club went bankrupt, releasing all the players as free agents.[1] He moved to Lazio in August 2005.[2]

After struggling with injuries, Mudingayi scored his first and only goal for Lazio on 8 January 2006, in a 4-1 win over Ascoli. However, on 22 April, in a 1–1 away draw against Juventus, his leg was broken in a tackle by Fabio Cannavaro.[3]

Mudingayi only became a regular starter in the 2006–07 campaign, under Delio Rossi, appearing in 28 matches.


On 21 July 2008 Mudingayi was sold to newly promoted team Bologna[4][5] for €7 million,[6][7] on a five-year contract.[6] with part of the transfer receivable of Lazio was converted to the signing of Mourad Meghni outright, for an additional €1.75m.[6]

Mudingayi was an ever-present figure for the rossoblu during his spell, appearing in nearly 30 matches per season.


On 20 July 2012, Internazionale announced that they had signed Mudingayi from Bologna on loan, with an option to purchase.[8] The loan fee was €750,000.[9] Behind Esteban Cambiasso, Walter Gargano and Zdravko Kuzmanović, he only appeared in nine matches during the campaign. Mudingayi also injured his Achilles tendon in January.[10]

In May 2013,[citation needed] after Gargano's departure, Mudingayi was signed permanently by the Nerazzurri for an additional €750,000 fee.[9][11] on a two-year contract.[9] However, he went on to appear only eight minutes during the whole season, being released in the following year.[citation needed]


On 20 October 2014 Mudingayi signed a one-year deal with La Liga side Elche CF.[12] However, he could not be registered due to the club's financial troubles, and left on 3 February of the following year.[13]


On 11 February 2015 he was signed by Cesena.[14]


In October 2016 Mudingayi was signed by Pisa.[15] He was released on 31 January 2017.[16]


  1. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale N°41/A (2005–06)" (PDF) (Press release) (in Italian). Italian Football Federation (FIGC). 15 July 2005. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Binda, Nicola; Cieri, Stefano (11 August 2005). "Mudingayi alla Lazio, Kalac verso la Roma". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). RCS MediaGroup. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Mudingayi è rossoblù" (in Italian). Bologna F.C. 1909. 21 July 2008. Retrieved 2010-06-18. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Mudingayi ufficiale in rossoblù". Il Resto del Carlino (in Italian). 21 July 2008. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c Bologna F.C. 1909 S.p.A. bilancio al 2009-06-30 (in Italian). Bologna: Italian C.C.I.A.A. 2009. Meghni: la compartecipazione è stata risolta anticipatamente nel mese di luglio 2008, per l'importo stabilito da contratto (1.750.000) senza il realizzo di nessun onere o provento. 
  7. ^ Bilancio intermedio consolidato 31/12/2008 [Half-Year Report on 31 December 2008] (in Italian). S.S. Lazio. 2009-02-27. p. 7. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  8. ^ "Transfers: Mudingayi joins Inter". F.C. Internazionale. 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  9. ^ a b c F.C. Internazionale Milano S.p.A. bilancio al 2013-06-30 (PDF) (in Italian). Milan: Italian C.C.I.A.A. 2013. 
  10. ^ "MUDINGAYI INJURY UPDATE" (Press release). F.C. Internazionale Milano. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  11. ^ Bologna F.C. 1909 S.p.A. bilancio al 2013-06-30 (PDF) (in Italian). Bologna: Italian C.C.I.A.A. 2013. 
  12. ^ Mudingayi, a las órdenes de Escribá tras su llegada a Elche (Mudingayi, under Escribá's orders after his arrival at Elche); Diario AS, 20 October 2014 (in Spanish)
  13. ^ Agradecimiento a Gabi Mudingayi (Thanks to Gaby Mudingayi) Archived 3 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine.; Elche's official website, 3 February 2015 (in Spanish)
  14. ^ "Gaby Mudingayi è un giocatore del Cesena" (in Italian). A.C. Cesena. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  15. ^ "Calciomercato Pisa, l'ex Torino Mudingayi da Gattuso". Tuttosport (in Italian). 24 October 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  16. ^ "Calciomercato Pisa, rescisso il contratto di Mudingayi". Tuttosport (in Italian). 31 January 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 

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