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 with Schalke 04
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
FC 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 professional footballer who mainly plays as forward or winger for FC Schalke 04.

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 contract.[4]

On 28 April 2012, Schalke announced that Farfán had signed a contract extension, which would keep him at S04 until 30 June 2016.[5]

International career[edit]

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 8th 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.[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.

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 goals[edit]

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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