|Full name||Arnold Jules Élie Badjou|
|Date of birth||26 June 1909|
|Place of birth||Brussels, Belgium|
|Date of death||17 September 1994 85)(aged|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Arnold Badjou (26 June 1909 – 17 September 1994) was a Belgian football goalkeeper.
He played his entire career (1929–1938) at Daring. He was in the Belgium national football team squads in 1930, 1934 and 1938 FIFA World Cups and played 3 matches in the 1930 and 1938 editions.
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