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Jefferson Farfán

Jefferson Farfán
Farfán with PSV
Farfán with PSV
Personal information
Full name Jefferson Agustín Farfán Guadalupe
Date of birth (1984-10-26) 26 October 1984
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Al Jazira
Number 17
Youth career
1993–1998 Deportivo Municipal
1998–2001 Alianza Lima[2]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Alianza Lima 77 (28)
2004–2008 PSV 118 (57)
2008–2015 Schalke 04 170 (39)
2015– Al Jazira 1 (0)
Total 366 (124)
National team
2003– Peru 70 (19)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:37, 5 September 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2015

Jefferson Agustín Farfán Guadalupe (Peruvian Coast Spanish pronunciation: , Spanish pronunciation: ; born 26 October 1984) is a Peruvian professional footballer who mainly plays as a forward or winger for Al Jazira Club in the UAE and the Peruvian national football team.[3]

Commonly known as Farfán or the nickname Foca (Spanish for Seal),[4] he is known for his speed and technical ability and was one of the best providers of assists during his time in the Bundesliga.[3]

Contents

  • Club career 1
  • International career 2
    • National team 2.1
    • International goals 2.2
  • Playing style 3
  • Career statistics 4
  • Honours 5
  • Personal life 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Club career

Farfán began his professional career with Alianza Lima of Peru, with whom he signed in 2001. Although he made some appearances at first-team in 2001, Farfán only began to break through in 2002, becoming an impact player and helping Alianza win the Peruvian championship in 2003.

In his final season with the club in 2004, Farfán scored 14 goals, helping the club to another Peruvian championship. Following that season he was purchased by Dutch club PSV Eindhoven after being scouted by Guus Hiddink, for a reported 2 million Euro transfer fee.

On 5 June 2008, it was reported that PSV had reached an agreement with German side Schalke 04 over the transfer of Farfán for around €10 million.[5] On 10 June 2008, Schalke 04 officially confirmed the transfer of Farfán on a four-year contract.[6]

On 28 April 2012, Schalke announced that Farfán had signed a contract extension, which would keep him at S04 until 30 June 2016.[7]

On 20 July 2015, after seven years at the club, Schalke confirmed that Farfán had joined Al Jazira Club for a reported fee of €6 million on a three-year deal, where he could earn up to €10 million a year.[8]

International career

Farfán is an important player for the Peruvian national team. Since making his debut for the side in February 2003, he has already gained more than 60 caps and is tied for eighth on the nation's career goalscoring list.

Farfán ended the South American 2006 World Cup qualifiers as the second top scorer, with seven goals.

He was suspended for 18 months from representing the national football team of Peru.[9] But on 3 July 2008, after an investigation and a review of the facts, the suspension was changed to three months (from the date of appeal in April 2008) and $10,000. Farfan scored the winning goal in the World Cup qualifier at home to Chile on 23 March 2013.

He was a member of the Peru national football team that finished in third place at the 2015 Copa América.

National team

As of 13 September 2013[10]
Peru national football team
Year App. Goals
2003 11 4
2004 12 3
2005 7 4
2006 2 0
2007 9 1
2010 4 0
2011 6 1
2012 6 2
2013 6 2
2015 3 1
Total 66 18

International goals

Playing style

Farfán is considered as a fast forward or winger, and regarded less as a goal-scorer, but more as a creator and assister of goals.[3] His one-on-one dribbling ability, accurate corner kicks and passes contributes heavily to Schalke's goals, especially in the international arena.[11] Farfán is also known for his penalty kick and direct or indirect free kick ability.[12]

Career statistics

Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total Ref.
Club League Season App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals
Peru League Copa Inca South America Other Total
Alianza Lima Peruvian League 2001–02 1 0 - - 0 0 0 0 1 0 [13]
2002–03 24 2 - - 3 1 0 0 27 3
2003–04 33 12 - - 8 0 0 0 41 12
2004–05 19 14 - - 5 4 0 0 24 18
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe Other Total
PSV Eindhoven Eredivisie 2004–05 28 8 4 0 13 1 0 0 45 9
2005–06 31 21 5 3 8 2 0 0 44 26
2006–07 30 21 4 2 8 0 0 0 42 23
2007–08 29 7 0 0 9 2 0 0 38 9
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Other Total
Schalke 04 Bundesliga 2008–09 31 9 4 3 6 0 0 0 41 12
2009–10 33 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 36 8
2010–11 28 3 7 3 10 4 0 0 45 10
2011–12 23 4 1 0 10 0 0 0 34 4
2012–13 27 6 1 0 7 1 0 0 35 7
2013–14 19 9 2 2 7 1 0 0 28 12
2014–15 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Total 365 124 31 13 94 16 0 0 490 153
Last updated: 15 June 2015

Honours

Alianza Lima
PSV Eindhoven[14]
Schalke 04[14]
Peru national team

Personal life

Farfán has three children; two sons and one daughter.[15]

References

  1. ^ "17 Jefferson Farfan". FC Schalke 04. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Farfan, Jefferson" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Talib, Hassan Haji; Schumano, Alex (10 April 2013). "Why Jefferson Farfan is Schalke 04's Most Important Player". ftbpro.com. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Municipal se enfrenta al Al Jazira por la "Foca" Farfán". Terra (in Español). 29 August 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Rutten haalt met Farfán eerste aanwinst naar Schalke 04" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 5 June 2008. Retrieved 17 August 2008. 
  6. ^ "PSV's Farfan joins Schalke 04". FIFA.com. 10 June 2008. Retrieved 17 August 2008. 
  7. ^ "Jefferson Farfan bleibt ein Schalker – Peruaner unterschreibt bis 2016" (in German). schalke04.de. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Jefferson Farfan passes medical as Al Jazira move near completion". ESPNFC. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Peru's Del Solar says he won't resign over hotel party scandal". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 17 August 2008. 
  10. ^ "Jefferson Farfán". National Football Teams. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  11. ^ Hassan Haji Talib (21 November 2012). "Jefferson Farfan: Von der Skandalnudel zum Musterprofi" [Jefferson Farfan: From scandal guy to model professional]. goal.com (in German) (Goal.com). Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Farfan beschert Schalke mit einem Solo den 1–0 Sieg in Leverkusen" [Farfan brought Schalke with a solo to 1–0 win in Leverkusen]. abendblatt.de (in German) ( 
  13. ^ Jefferson Farfán profile at Soccerway
  14. ^ a b "J. Farfán". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Jefferson Farfán estuvo en el nacimiento de su tercer hijo" [Jefferson Farfán was in the birth of her third child]. elcomercio.pe (in German) ( 

External links

  • Official website (Spanish)
  • Jefferson Farfán at fussballdaten.de (German)
  • Jefferson Farfán at psvweb.nl (Dutch)
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