Stéphane Badji

Stéphane Diarra Badji (born 29 May 1990) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Bulgarian First League side Ludogorets Razgrad.[1]

Stéphane Badji
Stéphane Badji 2019.jpg
Badji with Ludogorets Razgrad in 2019
Personal information
Full name Stéphane Diarra Badji
Date of birth (1990-05-29) 29 May 1990 (age 31)
Place of birth Ziguinchor, Senegal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Ludogorets Razgrad
Number 25
Youth career
Ècole de football Mamadou Fayé
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 ASC Xam-Xam
2009–2011 Casa Sport
2012–2013 Sogndal 24 (0)
2013–2015 SK Brann 49 (0)
2015–2016 İstanbul Başakşehir 30 (0)
2016–2018 Anderlecht 16 (0)
2017–2018Kayserispor (loan) 31 (3)
2018–2019 Bursaspor 29 (0)
2019– Ludogorets Razgrad 47 (0)
National team
2011–2012 Senegal U23 7 (0)
2012– Senegal 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 September 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:16, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Badji moved from Senegal to Norway in 2012, signing with Sogndal. The following year, he joined SK Brann, where spent two seasons before moved to Turkish club İstanbul Başakşehir in 2014.

Club careerEdit

Badji started his career alongside his brother Ismaïla Diarra Badji in the Ècole de football Mamadou Fayé.[2] In the winter of 2007–2008 he left the football school of Mamadou Fayé with his brother and joined to Championnat Professionnel Ligue 1 side Xam-Xam.[3]

After a successful first professional season the Badji brothers signed in Spring 2009 with Casa Sport.[4] On 31 December 2011, left his club Casa Sport and signed with Tippeligaen club Sogndal Fotball,[5] without his brother who plays today with Casa Sport.[6]

On 1 March 2013, he signed a four-year contract with Brann.[7]

On 28 June 2019, Badji signed a contract with Ludogorets Razgrad.[8]

International careerEdit

Badji played for Senegal national under-23 football team the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[9] He earned his first senior cap in November 2011 and played in 2011 the UEMOA Tournament.[10]

Style of playEdit

Badji is a versatile midfielder and played by his club as central midfielder, attacking midfielder or right midfielder.

Career statisticsEdit

As of 17 September 2021[11][12][13]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sogndal 2012 Tippeligaen 24 0 1 0 25 0
Brann 2013 Tippeligaen 28 0 0 0 28 0
2014 21 0 3 0 24 0
Total 49 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 52 0
İstanbul Başakşehir 2014–15 Süper Lig 15 0 2 0 17 0
2015–16 15 0 5 0 2 0 22 0
Total 30 0 7 0 2 0 0 0 39 0
Anderlecht 2015–16 Belgian First Division A 6 0 0 0 4 0 8 0 18 0
2016–17 10 0 1 0 7 0 18 0
Total 16 0 1 0 11 0 8 0 36 0
Kayserispor (loan) 2017–18 Süper Lig 31 3 4 0 35 3
Bursaspor 2018–19 Süper Lig 29 0 1 0 30 0
Ludogorets Razgrad 2019–20 First League 21 0 2 0 14 0 0 0 37 0
2020–21 First League 20 0 3 0 9 0 0 0 32 0
2021–22 First League 5 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 13 0
Total 46 0 5 0 31 0 0 0 82 0
Career total 225 3 22 0 44 0 8 0 299 3

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Casa Sport

Ludogorets

InternationalEdit

Senegal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Senegal – S. Badji". soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Stéphane Badji, l'étoile filante de Ziguinchor". Senegal 2009. Aresca. Archived from the original on 14 April 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Stéphane Badji, l'étoile filante de Ziguinchor". Senegal 2009. PERLEBIZ.COM. Archived from the original on 31 January 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Senegal 2009". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Transferts : Stéphane Badji du Casa Sports à Sogndal". Le Soleil. Archived from the original on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
  6. ^ "Ismaila Diarra Badji". Ndamli.sn. Archived from the original on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Badji har signert for Brann". brann.no. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Лудогорец с нов трансферен удар". Ludogorets.com. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Stephane Badji – Football – Olympic Athlete". Ndamli.sn. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  10. ^ "Football : Stéphane Badji la clé du succès sénégalais". Au Senegal. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  11. ^ "Stéphane Badji » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  12. ^ "S. Badji". uk.soccerway.com/. Soccerway. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  13. ^ "NIFS - Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk". nifs.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 25 January 2018.

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