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Gael Bigirimana

Midfielder


Biography

Date of birth

22/10/1993

Height

173 cm

Signed

26/08/2016

Country

Burundi

Bigirimana signed his first professional Sky Blues contract in the summer of 2011, making his debut on the 8th August, in a 1-0 defeat against Leicester City. 
 
The midfielder was a shining light in an otherwise disappointing season for City. He made 26 appearances in total and also picked up the Championship’s Apprentice of the Year award. 
 
A move to Newcastle United followed, where he spent time on loan at Rangers and returned to Coventry for a brief spell in 2015. 
 
With first-team football difficult to come by in the Northeast, Bigirimana re-joined the Sky Blues in August 2016 for what is his third spell at the club.

'Bigi' was on target for the Sky Blues at Wembley in the Checkatrade Trophy Final, scoring the opening goal in the victory against Oxford United.