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Amdy Faye
Personal information
Full name Amdy Moustapha Faye
Date of birth March 12, 1977 (1977-03-12) (age 32)
Place of birth Dakar, Senegal
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Stoke City
Number 19
Youth career
1996-1997 AS Monaco
1997-1998 ES Fréjus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998-2003 Auxerre 81 (3)
2003-2005 Portsmouth 47 (0)
2005-2006 Newcastle United 31 (0)
2006-2008 Charlton Athletic 29 (1)
2007-2008 Rangers (loan) 4 (0)
2008- Stoke City 21 (0)
National team
2002- Senegal 31 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:25, 18 October 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:30, 29 April 2009

Amdy Moustapha Faye (born 12 March 1977 in Dakar) is a Senegalese football player. He currently plays as a defensive midfielder for Stoke City.

Due to a misprint in his passport when he first registered to play in England, his first name has sometimes been incorrectly spelled Amady[1].

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Career

In France

Faye began his career at French Ligue 1 club AS Monaco FC, and then had spells with ES Frejus and AJ Auxerre. He played for Senegal at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, before transferring to Portsmouth for £1.5 million in August 2003.[2]

In Britain

He made his debut for Portsmouth in a 2–1 home win over Aston Villa. However, a knee injury picked up at the end of October threatened to rule him out for five months of the 2003–04 season. He returned in December, but after just three games suffered a relapse and was out until the end of January. Due to the injury, Faye was not selected by Senegal for the 2004 African Nations Cup but he made 31 appearances for Pompey in his debut campaign. Since recovering from injury he has reclaimed his place as a regular in the Senegalese national team.

Faye was transferred to Newcastle United in January 2005.[3] His role in this transfer later attracted controversy over allegations of corruption (see below). On 8 August 2006, after one-and-a-half seasons in the Northeast, he completed a move to Charlton Athletic.[4] He scored his first goal since he moved to English football in 2003, against ironically, his former club Portsmouth on 20 January 2007.[5] His debut season with Charlton, however, was unsuccessful as the club was relegated at the end of the season.

Faye joined Scottish side Rangers on a season-long loan in August 2007[6] but failed to break into the side, making only six appearances. In January 2008 he trained with Premier League side Blackburn Rovers[7] but was prevented from making a move to the club because of FIFA rules which bar players from playing for three teams in one season.[8] He returned to Charlton in the summer of 2008 and on 15 August 2008, signed for Stoke City[9]. Coincidentally, on the same day another Senegalese international and former Newcastle United player named Faye also signed for Stoke City, central defender Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye (commonly shortened to "Abdoulaye Faye" in the Premier League).

Faye made his Stoke City debut in a 3-2 in over Aston Villa he was substituted on the 72nd minute by fellow Senegal player Salif Diao.[10] In his second game against Middlesbrough Faye carelessly got himself sent off after diving into a two-footed tackle on Mohamed Shawky.[11] Following this, Faye failed to establish himself in the team mainly being used as a substitute. Faye played in 21 matches for Stoke with the last being a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough.

Faye played in Stoke's 1-0 Carling Cup victory over Leyton Orient this being his only appearance so far in the 2009-10 season.

Corruption allegations

Faye was arrested by City of London Police on 28 November 2007 along with Harry Redknapp, Milan Mandaric, Peter Storrie and Willie McKay over allegations of corruption.[12]

His transfer from Portsmouth to Newcastle United in January 2005 was one of those about which the Stevens inquiry report in June 2007 expressed concerns:

“There remains inconsistencies in evidence provided by Graeme Souness - a former manager of the club - and Kenneth Shepherd - apparently acting in an undefined role but not as a club official - as to their respective roles in transfer negotiations.”

“The inquiry is still awaiting clarification from agent Willie McKay.[13]

However, the Stevens enquiry later issued two clarifications. It said of Souness: "We wish to make it clear that inconsistencies did not exist within the evidence given by Graeme Souness to Quest concerning his role in transfers covered by the Inquiry during his time as manager of Newcastle United FC and neither the Premier League nor do Quest have any concerns in this regard".[14] Then, on 7 November 2007, Quest issued the following statement about McKay: "Further to the key findings from the final Quest report published on 15 June 2007 by the Premier League, Quest would like to emphasise that, in that report, it was clear that no evidence of irregular payments was found in the transfers in the inquiry period which involved the agent Willie McKay. Quest would also like to thank Mr McKay for his cooperation with the inquiry." [15]

Career Statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
1996-97 AS Monaco Ligue 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997-98 ES Fréjus Championnat National 22 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 5
1998-99 AJ Auxerre Ligue 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999–00 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2000-01 22 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 24 1
2001-02 20 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 23 1
2002-03 34 2 0 0 0 0 12 0 46 2
United Kingdom League Cup League Cup Continental Total
2003-04 Portsmouth Premier League 21 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 31 0
2004-05 20 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 21 0
2004-05 Newcastle United 9 0 3 0 0 0 8 0 20 0
2005-06 22 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 28 0
2006-07 Charlton Athletic 28 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 32 1
2007-08 Championship 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2007-08 Rangers (Loan) SPL 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
2008-09 Stoke City Premier League 21 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 22 0
2009-10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total France 101 8 3 1 1 0 13 0 117 9
United Kingdom 126 1 7 0 11 0 13 0 157 1
Career Total 227 9 10 1 11 0 26 0 274 10

References

  1. ^ "You say Amady, I say Amdy". Charlton Athletic FC. 2007-03-19. http://www.cafc.co.uk/newsview.ink?nid=30575&newstype=p. Retrieved 2008-06-09.  
  2. ^ "Faye seals Pompey deal". BBC Sport (bbc.co.uk). 2003-08-05. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/p/portsmouth/3125313.stm. Retrieved 2008-04-27. "Portsmouth have completed the signing of Senegalese international midfielder Amdy Faye from Auxerre. The exact fee has not been disclosed but is thought to be about £1.5m."  
  3. ^ "Newcastle complete Faye signing". BBC Sport (bbc.co.uk). 2005-01-25. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/4182003.stm. Retrieved 2008-04-27. "Newcastle clinched a four-year deal for Portsmouth's Amdy Faye on Wednesday for a fee believed about £2m."  
  4. ^ Faye Joins Charlton Athletic
  5. ^ "Portsmouth 0-1 Charlton". BBC. 20 January 2007. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/6258733.stm. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  
  6. ^ "Exclusive! Gers capture Faye". Rangers. http://www.rangers.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Headlines/0,,5~1102850,00.html. Retrieved 2007-08-31.  
  7. ^ "Rovers fancy Faye move". Sky Sports (skysports.com). 2009-01-16. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11676_3050013,00.html. Retrieved 2008-04-27. "Faye's agent, Willie McKay has confirmed Blackburn are interested in signing the defensive midfielder and that he is set to have a short trial at Ewood Park."  
  8. ^ "Faye Move To Rovers Hits Ice?". Sky Sports (skysports.com). 2008-01-16. http://msnsport.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11676_3052141,00.html. Retrieved 2008-04-27. "However, his hopes of a switch to Ewood Park could be dashed because Fifa regulations prevent a player featuring for three clubs in a single season."  
  9. ^ "Pards makes case for Faye Stoke switch". News Shopper. 2008-08-11. http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/sport/topsport/display.var.2422357.0.pards_makes_case_for_faye_stoke_switch.php. Retrieved 2008-08-11. "Pulis agreed to have a look at Faye with the option of offering something more concrete depending on how he does during his stay at the Britannia."  
  10. ^ "Stoke City 3-2 Aston Villa". Stoke City official site (Stoke City). 23 August 2008. http://www.stokecityfc.com/page/MatchReport/0,,10310~43741,00.html. Retrieved 19 July 2009.  
  11. ^ "Middlesbrough 2-1 Stoke City". Stoke City official site (Stoke City). 30 August 2008. http://www.stokecityfc.com/page/MatchReport/0,,10310~43787,00.html. Retrieved 19 July 2009.  
  12. ^ "Redknapp held in football inquiry". BBC News (bbc.co.uk). 2007-11-28. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7116823.stm. Retrieved 2007-11-28.  
  13. ^ "What Stevens said about each club". www.telegraph.co.uk. 2007-06-16. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=A1YourView&xml=/sport/2007/06/16/sfnste116.xml. Retrieved 2007-06-17.  
  14. ^ Faye Involved In Souness Bung Probe?
  15. ^ Faye Cleared In Bung Enquiry?

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