KHALILOU FADIGA (born 30 December 1974) is a former Senegalese
footballer midfielder . He also holds a
* 1 Club career
* 2 International career
* 2.1 International goals
* 3 References * 4 External links
Fadiga moved to France when he was six years old. Fadiga began his
Paris Saint-Germain in France, but failed to make an
impression, and so was transferred to fellow Parisian club, Red Star
93 , before moving to
It was in
Fadiga quickly became a fan favorite. He scored nine goals in 67 appearances.In September 2000, the midfielder returned to France when he signed for AJ Auxerre .
In all, he played in 82 league games for the French club, scoring 10
goals as well as appearing in the Champions League and
Fadiga moved to Inter Milan in the summer of 2003, but the discovery of heart problems did not allow him to feature for the Italian club, apart from appearing in a few friendly games during the Summer. He was released from the San Siro side after just one season, but decided against retirement despite the heart problems.
English club Bolton Wanderers signed Fadiga for the 2004–05 season, after he passed a medical. However, before he made an appearance for Bolton, he collapsed prior to a match in October, and had to be fitted with a defibrillator due to an irregular heartbeat. Despite stating his desire to return to the game, medical specialists urged him to retire, warning that if during a game his chest was knocked the defibrillator could fail, leading to instant death. However, following a period of rest and passing a medical, Fadiga returned to the Bolton squad in early 2005 and played in five games.
At the start of the 2005–06 campaign Fadiga was loaned to Derby
County of the
Football League Championship , making four appearances.
On his return to the
Without a club at the start of the 2006–07 season, he went on trial with Portsmouth and played for their reserve team. He also had trials at Watford and Hull City before eventually signing a four-month contract with Coventry City on 23 February 2007. In April 2007 he suffered a serious Achilles injury in the home game against Preston and it ended his time at Coventry.
RETURN TO BELGIUM
He has since been released and returned to his wife's homeland signing with AA Gent . After one year he moved in June 2008 to K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot , but left Beerschot after short time in December 2008. He signed for Third Division club KSV Temse in 2011 before retiring from the game.
Fadiga earned his first caps for the
Scores and results list Senegal's goal tally first.
NO DATE VENUE OPPONENT SCORE RESULT COMPETITION