Faty Papy

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Faty Papy
Personal information
Full name Faty Papy
Date of birth (1990-09-18)18 September 1990
Place of birth Bujumbura, Burundi
Date of death 25 April 2019(2019-04-25) (aged 28)
Place of death Piggs Peak, Eswatini
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bidvest Wits
Number 17
Youth career
2001–2006 AS Inter Star
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 AS Inter Star 23 (4)
2008–2011 Trabzonspor 0 (0)
2009–2010MVV Maastricht (loan) 17 (4)
2011–2012 APR ? (?)
2012–2019 Bidvest Wits 76 (9)
National team
2008–2019 Burundi 21 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Faty Papy (18 September 1990 – 25 April 2019) was a Burundian professional footballer. He played as a midfielder.

Papy was born in Bujumbura. He played for local side AS Inter Star before signing for Turkish side Trabzonspor. He was loaned to Dutch club MVV Maastricht for a season. He later signed for APR of Rwanda, before moving to South Africa to play for Bidvest Wits of the Premier Soccer League. He also played for Burundi. He played 21 games for his country, scoring twice.

In 2019, Papy was playing in Eswatini for Malanti Chiefs. During a home game on 25 April 2019, he collapsed and died on the pitch. He was 28.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Taiwo, Taiye (26 April 2019). "Faty Papy: African football pays tribute to fallen Burundi midfielder". Goal.com. Retrieved 26 April 2019.

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