Gaël Bigirimana

Date of birth22 October 1993
Place of birthBujumbura
NationalityBurundian
Weight68 kg
Height1.73 m
PositionMidfielder

Gaël Bigirimana's contract at Coventry City was extended to June 2014 in August 2011.

He joined Newcastle United in July 2012 with a five-year contract.

After a loan spell, Gaël re-joined Coventry City in August 2016 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Coventry City 01 Jul 2011 06 Jul 2012
Newcastle United 06 Jul 2012 26 Aug 2016
Rangers 02 Feb 2015 31 May 2015 L
Coventry City 16 Nov 2015 31 May 2016 L
Coventry City 26 Aug 2016 30 Jun 2017
Motherwell 01 Jul 2017

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2011-12 Coventry City FA Cup 1
2011-12 Coventry City League Championship 16
10
2
1
2011-12 Coventry City League Cup 1
1
2012-13 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
2012-13 Newcastle United League Cup
1
1
2012-13 Newcastle United Premier League 3
10
1
1
2012-13 Newcastle United UEFA Europa League 8
2
2
2013-14 Newcastle United League Cup 1
2015-16 Coventry City League One 9
4
1
2016-17 Coventry City FA Cup 2
2016-17 Coventry City Football League Trophy 5
2
2
1
2016-17 Coventry City League One 28
2
8


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
06 Aug 2011 Coventry City v Leicester City L 0-1 League Championship
09 Aug 2011 Bury v Coventry City L 3-1 League Cup 1st round
13 Aug 2011 Birmingham City v Coventry City L 1-0 League Championship
16 Aug 2011 Crystal Palace v Coventry City L 2-1 League Championship
20 Aug 2011 Coventry City v Watford D 0-0 League Championship
27 Aug 2011 Middlesbrough v Coventry City D 1-1 League Championship
10 Sep 2011 Coventry City v Derby County W 2-0 League Championship
19 Sep 2011 Ipswich Town v Coventry City L 3-0 League Championship
15 Oct 2011 Coventry City v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 League Championship
18 Oct 2011 Leeds United v Coventry City D 1-1 League Championship
22 Oct 2011 Coventry City v Burnley L 1-2 League Championship
19 Nov 2011 Coventry City v West Ham United L 1-2 League Championship
22 Nov 2011 Coventry City v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Championship
26 Nov 2011 Brighton and Hove Albion v Coventry City L 2-1 League Championship
03 Dec 2011 Portsmouth v Coventry City L 2-1 League Championship
10 Dec 2011 Coventry City v Hull City L 0-1 League Championship
17 Dec 2011 Peterborough United v Coventry City L 1-0 League Championship
26 Dec 2011 Coventry City v Bristol City W 1-0 League Championship
31 Dec 2011 Coventry City v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-0 League Championship
02 Jan 2012 West Ham United v Coventry City L 1-0 League Championship
07 Jan 2012 Coventry City v Southampton L 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
24 Mar 2012 Coventry City v Portsmouth W 2-0 League Championship
31 Mar 2012 Hull City v Coventry City W 0-2 League Championship
07 Apr 2012 Coventry City v Peterborough United D 2-2 League Championship
09 Apr 2012 Bristol City v Coventry City L 3-1 League Championship
14 Apr 2012 Burnley v Coventry City D 1-1 League Championship
21 Apr 2012 Coventry City v Doncaster Rovers L 0-2 League Championship
28 Apr 2012 Southampton v Coventry City L 4-0 League Championship
21 Nov 2015 Coventry City v Gillingham W 4-1 League One
24 Nov 2015 Bradford City v Coventry City D 0-0 League One
19 Dec 2015 Coventry City v Oldham Athletic D 1-1 League One
26 Dec 2015 Coventry City v Port Vale W 1-0 League One
02 Jan 2016 Crewe Alexandra v Coventry City W 0-5 League One
16 Jan 2016 Coventry City v Burton Albion L 0-2 League One
23 Jan 2016 Southend United v Coventry City L 3-0 League One
30 Jan 2016 Coventry City v Scunthorpe United L 1-2 League One
25 Mar 2016 Peterborough United v Coventry City L 3-1 League One
02 Apr 2016 Gillingham v Coventry City D 0-0 League One
09 Apr 2016 Wigan Athletic v Coventry City L 1-0 League One
19 Apr 2016 Coventry City v Bradford City W 1-0 League One
08 May 2016 Oldham Athletic v Coventry City W 0-2 League One
27 Aug 2016 Coventry City v Northampton Town D 1-1 League One
30 Aug 2016 Coventry City v West Ham United W 4-2 Football League Trophy Group D – South
03 Sep 2016 Fleetwood Town v Coventry City L 2-0 League One
10 Sep 2016 Millwall v Coventry City D 1-1 League One
17 Sep 2016 Coventry City v Oldham Athletic D 0-0 League One
24 Sep 2016 Gillingham v Coventry City L 2-1 League One
28 Sep 2016 Coventry City v AFC Wimbledon D 2-2 League One
01 Oct 2016 Port Vale v Coventry City W 0-2 League One
04 Oct 2016 Coventry City v Northampton Town W 3-1 Football League Trophy Group D – South
15 Oct 2016 Charlton Athletic v Coventry City L 3-0 League One
18 Oct 2016 Coventry City v Oxford United W 2-1 League One
22 Oct 2016 Coventry City v Rochdale W 2-0 League One
29 Oct 2016 Walsall v Coventry City D 1-1 League One
01 Nov 2016 Coventry City v Chesterfield W 2-0 League One
09 Nov 2016 Wycombe Wanderers v Coventry City W 2-4 Football League Trophy Group D – South
12 Nov 2016 Coventry City v Scunthorpe United L 0-1 League One
15 Nov 2016 Coventry City v Morecambe W 2-1 FA Cup 1st round replay
19 Nov 2016 Oxford United v Coventry City L 4-1 League One
22 Nov 2016 Bolton Wanderers v Coventry City L 1-0 League One
26 Nov 2016 Coventry City v Milton Keynes Dons L 1-2 League One
04 Dec 2016 Cambridge United v Coventry City L 4-0 FA Cup 2nd round
07 Dec 2016 Coventry City v Crawley Town W 1-0 Football League Trophy 2nd round - southern section
10 Dec 2016 Southend United v Coventry City L 3-1 League One
15 Dec 2016 Coventry City v Sheffield United L 1-2 League One
26 Dec 2016 Bristol Rovers v Coventry City L 4-1 League One
02 Jan 2017 Coventry City v Bolton Wanderers D 2-2 League One
10 Jan 2017 Coventry City v Brighton and Hove Albion W 3-0 Football League Trophy 3rd round
24 Jan 2017 Swansea City v Coventry City W 1-1 (4-2) Football League Trophy Quarter-final
04 Mar 2017 Shrewsbury Town v Coventry City D 0-0 League One
14 Mar 2017 Coventry City v Southend United L 0-2 League One
21 Mar 2017 Coventry City v Port Vale W 2-1 League One
25 Mar 2017 Coventry City v Bristol Rovers W 1-0 League One
02 Apr 2017 Coventry City v Oxford United W 2-1 Football League Trophy Final
05 Apr 2017 Sheffield United v Coventry City L 2-0 League One
08 Apr 2017 Coventry City v Peterborough United W 1-0 League One
14 Apr 2017 Coventry City v Charlton Athletic D 1-1 League One
17 Apr 2017 Rochdale v Coventry City L 2-0 League One
22 Apr 2017 Coventry City v Walsall W 1-0 League One
30 Apr 2017 Scunthorpe United v Coventry City L 3-1 League One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2012-13 England FIFA Under-20 World Cup
1
2015-16 Burundi FIFA World Cup 1
2018-19 Burundi Africa Cup of Nations 8
2018-19 Burundi International Friendly 2
2019-20 Burundi FIFA World Cup 2
2020-21 Burundi Africa Cup of Nations 3
2021-22 Burundi International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
23 Jun 2013 England v Iraq D 2-2 FIFA Under-20 World Cup Finals group E
15 Nov 2015 Congo DR v Burundi D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa preliminary round
08 Sep 2018 Gabon v Burundi D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group C
12 Oct 2018 Mali v Burundi D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group C
16 Oct 2018 Burundi v Mali D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group C
16 Nov 2018 South Sudan v Burundi W 2-5 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group C
23 Mar 2019 Burundi v Gabon D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group C
11 Jun 2019 Algeria v Burundi D 1-1 International Friendly
17 Jun 2019 Tunisia v Burundi L 2-1 International Friendly
22 Jun 2019 Nigeria v Burundi L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group B
27 Jun 2019 Madagascar v Burundi L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group B
30 Jun 2019 Burundi v Guinea L 0-2 Africa Cup of Nations Group B
04 Sep 2019 Burundi v Tanzania D 1-1 FIFA World Cup 1st qualifying round 1st leg
08 Sep 2019 Tanzania v Burundi L 1-1 (0-3) FIFA World Cup 1st qualifying round 2nd leg
11 Nov 2020 Mauritania v Burundi D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group E
15 Nov 2020 Burundi v Mauritania W 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group E
30 Mar 2021 Morocco v Burundi L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group E
13 Nov 2021 Burundi v Myanmar W 2-1 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.