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MacDonald Mariga

Published: Wednesday 1 December 2010, 16.17CET
FC Internazionale Milano
Published: Wednesday 1 December 2010, 16.17CET

MacDonald Mariga

FC Internazionale Milano

Clubs: Enköpings SK, Helsingborgs IF, Parma FC, FC Internazionale Milano

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
winner 2010

• Mariga left Kenya for Sweden in 2005, moving to Helsingsborg after a season at third-division outfit Enköpings.

• Two years in the Swedish top flight convinced Parma to sign the defensive midfielder on loan in August 2007, an arrangement which was turned into a four-year contract at the end of his first campaign.

• Struck three goals in 35 appearances as Parma won promotion from Serie B in 2008/09 as runners-up; moved to Inter on 1 February 2010, initially in a co-ownership deal, and made his debut in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final against ACF Fiorentina two days later.

• An unused substitute for the UEFA Champions League final against FC Bayern München as Inter completed an historic treble, the Kenyan international was used fleetingly in the first half of a 2010/11 campaign which ended with him making a late appearance in the FIFA Club World Cup final.

• Scored his first goal for Inter in a Coppa Italia victory against Genoa CFC (3-2) on 12 January 2011.

Last updated: 06/12/12 10.10CET

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