|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)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Gabriel "Gaby" Mudingayi (born 1 October 1981) is a Congolese-Belgian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.
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
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. He moved to Lazio in August 2005.
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.
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 for €7 million, on a five-year contract. with part of the transfer receivable of Lazio was converted to the signing of Mourad Meghni outright, for an additional €1.75m.
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. The loan fee was €750,000. 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.
In May 2013, after Gargano's departure, Mudingayi was signed permanently by the Nerazzurri for an additional €750,000 fee. on a two-year contract. 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. However, he could not be registered due to the club's financial troubles, and left on 3 February of the following year.
On 11 February 2015, he was signed by Cesena.
In October 2016 Mudingayi was signed by Pisa. He was released on 31 January 2017.
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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.
- ^ Bilancio intermedio consolidato 31/12/2008 [Half-Year Report on 31 December 2008] (in Italian). S.S. Lazio. 27 February 2009. p. 7. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
- ^ "Transfers: Mudingayi joins Inter". F.C. Internazionale. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
- ^ a b c F.C. Internazionale Milano S.p.A. bilancio al 2013-06-30 (in Italian). Milan: Italian C.C.I.A.A. 2013.
- ^ "MUDINGAYI INJURY UPDATE" (Press release). F.C. Internazionale Milano. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
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- ^ 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)
- ^ 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)
- ^ "Gaby Mudingayi è un giocatore del Cesena" (in Italian). A.C. Cesena. 11 February 2015. Archived from the original on 12 February 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
- ^ "Calciomercato Pisa, l'ex Torino Mudingayi da Gattuso". Tuttosport (in Italian). 24 October 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
- ^ "Calciomercato Pisa, rescisso il contratto di Mudingayi". Tuttosport (in Italian). 31 January 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
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