Shabani Nonda

Shabani Christophe Nonda (born 6 March 1977) is a former professional footballer who played as a striker. Born in Burundi, he represented the DR Congo national team, earning 36 caps and scoring 20 goals. He was selected for DR Congo's squad for the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations.

Shabani Nonda
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Nonda playing for Galatasaray in 2008
Personal information
Full name Shabani Christophe Nonda
Date of birth (1977-03-06) 6 March 1977 (age 45)
Place of birth Bujumbura, Burundi
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1992 Atlético Olympic
1993–1994 Young Africans
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Vaal Professionals 14 (9)
1996–1998 FC Zürich 75 (36)
1998–2000 Rennes 62 (31)
2000–2005 Monaco 116 (57)
2005–2007 Roma 15 (4)
2006–2007Blackburn Rovers (loan) 26 (7)
2007–2010 Galatasaray 61 (22)
Total 369 (166)
National team
2000–2010 DR Congo 22 (14)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Born in Bujumbura, Burundi, Nonda began his career at Atlético Olympic[1] in 1992. After playing in Tanzania with Young Africans and in South Africa with Vaal Professionals, he was discovered by FIFA agent Marcelo Houseman who then placed Nonda in Switzerland with FC Zürich in 1996 for a transfer fee of US$150,000.[citation needed]

After finishing top goalscorer in Switzerland two years running he was transferred to French side Stade Rennais in 1998 for a record fee of US$9 million dollars,[citation needed] and later moved to AS Monaco in 2000 again for €20 million, to replace David Trezeguet.[2] His performances, including those in the 2004 UEFA Champions League Final, earned him a move to Serie A club A.S. Roma on a three-year deal in 2005, for which he earned €1.8 million in gross per season. (however the tax rate including regional tax may have added up to around 50%)[3][4] However, he never lived up to his potential – partly due to a knee injury sustained while at Monaco – and spent the 2006–07 season on loan at English side Blackburn Rovers.[5] While at Blackburn, Nonda announced his intention to sign a permanent deal,[6] Blackburn opted not to sign Nonda on a permanent deal and[7] he later signed for Turkish club Galatasaray in August 2007 on a two-year deal.[8] On 28 January 2010, Galatasaray released him by mutual consent.

International careerEdit

Though he was born in Burundi, Nonda holds citizenship from Democratic Republic of the Congo and to date 36 international caps for the country, with 20 goals since 2000.[2] He retired from international football in 2005, and returned in 2007.[9] He scored a hat-trick against Djibouti in World Cup Qualifications in 2008.

Outside footballEdit

Media personalityEdit

Throughout his footballing career, Nonda has hosted a DJ show for a Burundian radio station.

CommitmentEdit

Nonda is a member of the "Champions for Peace" club, a group of famous elite athletes committed to serving peace in the world through sport, created by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Zürich 1995–96 Nationalliga A 10 4 10 4
1996–97 31 8 31 8
1997–98 34 24 1 0 35 24
Total 75 36 1 0 76 36
Rennes 1998–99 Division 1 32 15 1 1 3 2 36 18
1999–2000 30 16 4 1 1 0 6[c] 2 41 19
Total 62 31 5 2 4 2 6 2 77 37
Monaco 2000–01 Division 1 29 12 0 0 3 1 5[d] 3 37 16
2001–02 30 14 2 0 2 3 34 17
2002–03 Ligue 1 35 26 1 1 4 1 40 28
2003–04 12 5 0 0 0 0 4[d] 1 16 6
2004–05 10 0 3 0 2 0 3[d] 0 18 0
Total 116 57 6 1 11 5 12 4 145 67
Roma 2005–06 Serie A 15 4 2 2 5[e] 2 22 8
Blackburn Rovers (loan) 2006–07 Premier League 26 7 2 0 1 0 7[e] 1 36 8
Galatasaray 2007–08 Süper Lig 24 11 3 0 6[e] 3 33 14
2008–09 24 4 1 0 9[f] 2 1[g] 1 35 7
2009–10 13 7 4 2 7[h] 7 24 16
Total 61 22 8 2 22 12 1 1 92 37
Career total 355 157 24 7 16 7 52 21 1 1 448 193
  1. ^ Includes Coupe de France and FA Cup
  2. ^ Includes Coupe de la Ligue and Football League Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup
  4. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  5. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Cup
  6. ^ Two appearances and two goals in UEFA Champions League, seven appearances in UEFA Cup
  7. ^ Appearance in Turkish Super Cup
  8. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

HonoursEdit

Monaco

Roma

Galatasaray

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shabani Nonda at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ a b "Nonda Shabani Fondation : NOSHAF". noshaf.com.
  3. ^ "AS Roma - Official Website - Rome - Football - Soccer" (PDF). www.asroma.it.
  4. ^ "Nonda signs for Roma". BBC. 11 June 2005. Retrieved 5 December 2008.
  5. ^ "Rovers take Roma striker on loan". BBC. 31 August 2006. Retrieved 5 December 2008.
  6. ^ "I want to stay in England - Nonda". BBC. 16 February 2007. Retrieved 5 December 2008.
  7. ^ Paul Fletcher (22 June 2007). "Blackburn in fight to keep Nonda". BBC. Retrieved 5 December 2008.
  8. ^ Ibrahim Sannie (31 August 2007). "Shabani Nonda moves to Galatasary". BBC. Retrieved 5 December 2008.
  9. ^ "Nonda set to return for DR Congo". BBC. 20 August 2007. Retrieved 5 December 2008.
  10. ^ ABI. "Palmares Trophées UNFP - Oscars du football - Equipe-type de Ligue 1 ( > Football > Trophées > Trophées UNFP - Oscars du foot) sur SportPalmares, tous les palmares du sport se trouvent ici !!". www.sportpalmares.eu.

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