Fary Faye

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Fary Faye
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-12-24) 24 December 1974 (age 39)
Place of birth Dakar, Senegal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Boavista
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1996 ASC Diaraf 75 (28)
1996–1998 União Montemor 58 (40)
1998–2003 Beira-Mar 151 (61)
2003–2008 Boavista 92 (14)
2008–2010 Beira-Mar 27 (4)
2010–2011 Aves 9 (1)
2011– Boavista 72 (30)
National team
1997–2004 Senegal 33 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 July 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fary Faye (born 24 December 1974) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays for Boavista F.C. in Portugal, as a striker.

He spent most of his professional career in Portugal (more than 15 years), most notably with Beira-Mar. At one point he ranked in the country's top division scoring list's Top 5, eventually amassing competition totals of 219 games and 68 goals over the course of nine seasons.

Club career[edit]

Born in Dakar, Fary began his career with ASC Diaraf in his native country, then started his Portuguese adventure in 1996, signing with lowly Grupo União Sport de Montemor alongside compatriot and teammate Khadim Faye and remaining with the third division club for two seasons, before moving to S.C. Beira-Mar.

From 1998 to 2003 Fary was an everpresent fixture in the top scorer's list in Portugal, hitting an average of one goal every three games in the top level. In the 2002–03 campaign he netted 18 goals for the Aveiro side, which finished 13th.

In the 2003 summer Fary signed for Boavista FC, but his role gradually diminished compared to his previous spell. In 2006–07 he went scoreless in 23 matches, although he only played three as a starter.

In July 2008, upon Boavista's relegation to division two, Fary returned to his first Portuguese professional club Beira-Mar, also in that category. After appearing rarely as the team returned to the top flight in 2010 after a three-year absence – four games, no goals – the 35-year-old joined another side in the nation, C.D. Aves.

International career[edit]

Fary was part of the Senegalese 2000 Africa Cup of Nations team which reached the quarter-finals, losing to Nigeria.

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