Jacques Faty

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Jacques Faty
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Personal information
Full name Doudou-Jacques Faty
Date of birth (1984-02-25) 25 February 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Wuhan Zall
Number 19
Youth career
0000–2000 Clairefontaine[2]
2001–2002 Rennes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Rennes 122 (0)
2007–2008 Marseille 9 (0)
2008–2011 Sochaux 83 (3)
2011–2013 Sivasspor 17 (0)
2013 Bastia (loan) 12 (0)
2013– Wuhan Zall 34 (4)
National team
2004–2007 France U-21
2009– Senegal 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 June 2013

Jacques Faty (born 25 February 1984 in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, Val-de-Marne) is a French-born Senegalese footballer who plays for Chinese Super League club Wuhan Zall and Senegal national football team.[3]

He was a product of the well-known Clairefontaine Youth Centre. Faty's primary position is central defence but he has also been fielded in midfield.

He is the elder brother of AC Ajaccio player Ricardo Faty.

Club career[edit]

Faty has been a Rennes player since 1999, although he only signed professional terms in 2002. He became an integral part of the 2003–04 Rennes team which historically achieved qualification to the UEFA Cup.

Faty started to lose his place in the team following the arrival of Ghanaian John Mensah early in 2006. The departure of coach László Bölöni to manage AS Monaco did not help his claim either. Pierre Dréossi came in to fill in the vacant coach's position and used Grégory Bourillon and Mensah as the main central defence partnership for the 2006–07 season.

Faty became more and more unsettled as the season went on, and in October 2006 his patience run out. Faty announced his desire to leave the club when his contract expires in June 2007.[4]

A knee injury to Mensah gave him a run in the side, and to his credit, he put in some decent performances. The Rennes management tried to keep him at the club by giving him an extension to his contract, but he declined and opted to join Marseille and enjoy a new experience at "France's top club" as he said when he signed his contract.

Faty was loaned to Ligue 1 club Bastia from Süper Lig club Sivasspor in January 2013.[5]

International career[edit]

Faty is an accomplished player in the youth level of international football.

In 2001, he captained France's FIFA U-17 World Championship squad to a first-place finish. Faty was a regular starter of the French U-21 international squad. He took part in the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship held in Portugal where the French finished as losing semi-finalists. He is no longer available for selection after exceeding the age limit.

Faty made his international debut for Senegal national football team on 26 August 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jacques Faty statistics". 
  2. ^ "INF, formateur de talents" (in French). FFF. Retrieved 21 July 2009. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ SC Bastia (31 January 2013). "Jacques Faty s’engage avec le Sporting" (in French). Retrieved 31 January 2013. 

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