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 35)
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 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 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, and he moved to Lazio on 30 August 2005 for €300,000.

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.[1]

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


In July 2008 Mudingayi 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 remainder was distributed in the form of a solidarity contribution and fees paid to other parties.

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.[5] Behind Esteban Cambiasso, Walter Gargano and Zdravko Kuzmanović, he only appeared in nine matches during the campaign.

In May 2013, after Gargano's departure, Mudingayi was signed permanently by the Nerazzurri. However, he went on to appear only eight minutes during the whole season, being released in the following year.


On 20 October 2014 Mudingayi signed a one-year deal with La Liga side Elche CF.[6] However, he could not be registered due to the club's financial troubles, and left on 3 February of the following year.[7]


On 11 February 2015 he was signed by A.C. Cesena.[8]


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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. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  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." (PDF). 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. 
  6. ^ 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 (Spanish)
  7. ^ Agradecimiento a Gabi Mudingayi (Thanks to Gaby Mudingayi); Elche's official website, 3 February 2015 (Spanish)
  8. ^ "Gaby Mudingayi è un giocatore del Cesena" (in Italian). A.C. Cesena. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 

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