Jefferson Farfán

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Farfán and the second or maternal family name is Guadalupe.
Jefferson Farfán
Schalke Jefferson Farfan 1.jpg
Farfán at training with Schalke in 2008
Personal information
Full name Jefferson Agustín Farfán Guadalupe
Date of birth (1984-10-26) 26 October 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Forward/Winger
Club information
Current team
Schalke 04
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 119 (57)
2008– Schalke 04 161 (39)
National team
2003– Peru 62 (17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 September 2013

Jefferson Agustín Farfán Guadalupe (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈʝeferson farˈfan]; born 26 October 1984) is a Peruvian football forward or winger, playing for FC Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga.

Club career[edit]

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.[3] On 10 June 2008, Schalke 04 officially confirmed the transfer of Farfán on a four-year deal.[4]

On 28 April 2012, Schalke announced that Farfán had signed a contract extension, which would keep him at the club until the summer of 2016.[5]

National team[edit]

Peru national team
Year Apps 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 5 2
Total 62 17

International career[edit]

Farfán was an important player for the Peruvian national team. Since making his debut for the side in February 2003, he has already gained more than 50 caps.

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.[6] 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.

International goals[edit]

Farfán – goals for Peru
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 February 2003 Lima, Peru  Haiti 5–1 Win Friendly
2. 24 July 2003 Lima, Peru  Uruguay 3–4 Loss Friendly
3. 24 July 2003 Lima, Peru  Uruguay 3–4 Loss Friendly
4. 6 September 2003 Lima, Peru  Paraguay 4–1 Win 2006 World Cup qualification
5. 1 June 2004 Montevideo, Uruguay  Uruguay 1–3 Win 2006 World Cup qualification
6. 9 July 2004 Lima, Peru  Venezuela 3–1 Win 2004 Copa America
7. 17 November 2004 Lima, Peru  Chile 2–1 Win 2006 World Cup qualification
8. 30 March 2005 Lima, Peru  Ecuador 2–2 Draw 2006 World Cup qualification
9. 3 September 2005 Maracaibo, Venezuela  Venezuela 4–1 Loss 2006 World Cup qualification
10. 12 October 2005 Tacna, Peru  Bolivia 4–1 Win 2006 World Cup qualification
11. 12 October 2005 Tacna, Peru  Bolivia 4–1 Win 2006 World Cup qualification
12. 3 June 2007 Madrid, Spain  Ecuador 2–1 Win Friendly
13. 11 October 2011 Santiago, Chile  Chile 4–2 Loss 2014 World Cup qualification
14. 7 September 2012 Lima, Peru  Venezuela 2–1 Win 2014 World Cup qualification
15. 7 September 2012 Lima, Peru  Venezuela 2–1 Win 2014 World Cup qualification
16. 23 March 2013 Lima, Peru  Chile 1–0 Win 2014 World Cup qualification
17. 6 September 2013 Lima, Peru  Uruguay 1–2 Loss 2014 World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Farfán with PSV.
Alianza Lima
PSV Eindhoven
Schalke 04
Peru national team

References[edit]

  1. ^ "17 Jefferson Farfan". FC Schalke 04. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Farfan, Jefferson" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rutten haalt met Farfán eerste aanwinst naar Schalke 04" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 5 June 2008. Retrieved 17 August 2008. 
  4. ^ "PSV's Farfan joins Schalke 04". FIFA.com. 10 June 2008. Retrieved 17 August 2008. 
  5. ^ "Jefferson Farfan bleibt ein Schalker – Peruaner unterschreibt bis 2016" (in German). schalke04.de. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Peru's Del Solar says he won't resign over hotel party scandal". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 17 August 2008. 

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