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Julien Faubert
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Faubert playing for West Ham United
Personal information
Date of birth 1 August 1983 (1983-08-01) (age 26)
Place of birth Le Havre, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger, defender
Club information
Current club West Ham United
Number 20
Youth career
1998–2002 Cannes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Cannes 45 (4)
2004–2007 Bordeaux 96 (9)
2007– West Ham United 44 (0)
2009 Real Madrid (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2002–2004 France U21 17 (2)
2006 France 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:27, 28 December 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:27, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Julien Faubert (born 1 August 1983) is a French footballer who plays for West Ham United as a midfielder.

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Club career

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Cannes and Bordeaux

Born in Le Havre, Faubert enrolled in the AS Cannes academy in 1998 and began his career as a right back, but with his crossing ability quickly became a right winger. He made his Cannes first team debut in the 2002–03 season. He steadily earned notoriety as an important member of the squad and eventually caught the eye of several Ligue 1 sides. Bordeaux signed him in 2004, with whom he played in 96 matches, as well as in the UEFA Champions League.[1]

West Ham United

On 23 June 2007, it was reported in French sports newspaper L'Équipe that Faubert was on the verge of a €6.5 million (£4.3 million) transfer to Rangers.[2][3] However, on 1 July, he was signed by West Ham United for £6.1 million.[4] He suffered a ruptured achilles tendon during a pre-season friendly on 17 July against Czech Republic side Sigma Olomouc, which was expected to take six months to heal.[5] As part of his comeback Faubert turned out for the reserves against Aston Villa's reserve team in January 2008.[6] He finally made his first team debut for the Hammers as a late substitute against Fulham at Upton Park on 12 January 2008.[7] His first season in English football was marked by continuing injury and he made only eight appearances in the league and FA Cup.

On loan to Real Madrid

Faubert was given permission to speak to Real Madrid on 30 January 2009, [8] with the move being completed on 31 January, when he signed on loan until the end of the 2008–09 season for a reported fee of £1.5 million with an option for Real to purchase him on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[9 ] Faubert made his Real Madrid debut on 7 February 2009 in a 1–0 win against Racing Santander.[10 ] His loan with Real Madrid was underwhelming.[11] He missed training when he mistakenly thought he had the day off, [12] and was pictured asleep on the bench, during Real Madrid's match against Villarreal.[11] His loan spell finished with only two appearances.

Return to West Ham

Faubert enjoyed a fine start to the 2009-10 season, helping the Hammers to victories over Wolverhampton Wanderers and Millwall and an impressive goalless draw at Blackburn Rovers.[13] He was named the SBOBET Player of the Month for August 2009 in a poll of whufc.com users.[13]

International career

Faubert made his debut for France on 16 August 2006 against Bosnia and Herzegovina. He wore the number 10 shirt; the first player to do so for France since the retirement of Zinedine Zidane. [14] He marked his first match by scoring in the final minute of the game to ensure France won 2–1.

In an interview with French newspaper L'Equipe published on December 24, 2009, Faubert said that he was approached by the Algerian FA about representing the country due to his wife being Algerian.[15] He said he would consider the option if he fails to get recalled by Les Bleus.

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 16 August 2006 Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium, Sarajevo, Bosnia  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 – 2 1 – 2 Friendly

References

  1. ^ "Faubert Profile". Real Madrid C.F.. 2009-02-07. http://www.realmadrid.com/cs/Satellite/en/1193041476158/1202761243866/jugador/Jugador/Faubert.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-08.  
  2. ^ "Faubert presque aux Rangers" (in French). L'Équipe. 23 June 2007. http://www.lequipe.fr/Football/breves2007/20070623_093541Dev.html.  
  3. ^ "Winger Faubert linked with Ibrox". BBC Sport. 25 June 2007. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/r/rangers/6233572.stm.  
  4. ^ "West Ham sign Faubert for £6.1m". BBC Sport. 1 July 2007. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/west_ham_utd/6258510.stm.  
  5. ^ "Winger Faubert ruled out for six months". BBC Sport. 19 July 2007. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/west_ham_utd/6904015.stm.  
  6. ^ "Julien Faubert bides his time over return to West Ham fold". The Times (London). 8 January 2008. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/premier_league/west_ham/article3153556.ece?&EMC-Bltn=ORNAN4.  
  7. ^ "West Ham 2-1 Fulham". BBC Sport. 12 January 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/7172826.stm.  
  8. ^ "Briefs 6-West Ham allow Faubert to talk to Real Madrid". The Guardian. 2009-01-30. http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/feedarticle/8335928. Retrieved 2009-01-31.  
  9. ^ "Faubert seals loan switch to Real". BBC Sport. 2009-01-31. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/west_ham_utd/7862210.stm. Retrieved 2009-01-31.  
  10. ^ "Real Madrid 1-0 Racing Santander". Real Madrid C.F.. 2009-02-07. http://www.realmadrid.com/cs/Satellite/en/1193040487651/1202761534295/noticia/Cronica/Seventh_straight_victory.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-08.  
  11. ^ a b Feeling sleepy, Faubert? Dozy Hammer relaxes on his Madrid holiday
  12. ^ "Brief-Soccer-Confused Faubert misses Real training session". Reuters. 2009-04-20. http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKLK37747720090420. Retrieved 2009-09-26.  
  13. ^ a b Faubert thanks the fans www.whufc.com 2009-09-11
  14. ^ Rumsby, Ben (2007-07-02). "West Ham capture Bordeaux midfielder Faubert". The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/west-ham-capture-bordeaux-midfielder-faubert-455556.html. Retrieved 2009-03-15.  
  15. ^ http://www.lequipe.fr/Football/breves2009/20091224_134056_faubert-croit-toujours-aux-bleus.html

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Simple English

Julien Faubert
Personal information
Full name Julien Faubert
Date of birth 1 August 1983 (1983-08-01) (age 27)
Place of birth    Le Havre, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club West Ham United
Number 20
Senior clubs
Years Club
2001-2004
2004-2007
2007-
2009
Cannes
Girondins Bordeaux
West Ham United
Real Madrid (loan)
National team
2006 France

Julien Faubert (born 1 August 1983) is a French football player. He plays for West Ham United.

Club career statistics

[1] [2]

Club Performance League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
FranceLeague Coupe de France Coupe de la LigueTotal
2001/02CannesNational1010
2002/03261261
2003/04193193
2004/05Girondins BordeauxLigue 1361361
2005/06345345
2006/07263263
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League CupTotal
2007/08West Ham UnitedPremier League70100080
2008/092002020240
SpainLeague Copa del Rey Copa de la LigaTotal
2008/09Real MadridLa Liga2020
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League CupTotal
2009/10West Ham UnitedPremier League
CountryFrance 1421314213
England 2703020320
Spain 2020
Total 17113302017613

International career statistics

France national team
YearAppsGoals
200611
Total11

References


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