Fabien Audard

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Fabien Audard
Fabien Audard 2008.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-03-28) March 28, 1978 (age 37)
Place of birth Toulouse, France
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
FC Lorient
Number 16
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2001 Toulouse FC 9 (0)
2001–2003 SC Bastia 0 (0)
2002–2003 FC Lorient (loan) 30 (0)
2003– FC Lorient 228 (0)
2004–2005 AS Monaco (loan) 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 17, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

Fabien Audard (born March 28, 1978) is a French professional football (soccer) player. He is first-choice goalkeeper for FC Lorient.

Born in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, Audard began at his local club Toulouse FC which formed him. He made his debut as a first-half substitute in the Ligue 1 match against Olympique de Marseille on October 3, 1998. Toulouse were already a goal down and eventually lost 2–0. Audard conceded his first goal to Fabrizio Ravanelli.

It was not until November 4, 2000, that Audard made his next appearance, playing the full match as Toulouse drew 0–0 with RC Strasbourg. He played four further times that season before moving to SC Bastia in August 2001.

Audard did not play for Bastia in his first season there, and was loaned out to Ligue 2 Lorient for the 2002–03 season, where he played thirty matches. The move was made permanent and the 2003–2004 season gave Audard 25 more matches. AS Monaco secured his services on loan for the 2004–2005 season, where he played 4 matches as cover for Flavio Roma.

Returning to Lorient, Audard missed just one match of their 2005–06 promotion campaign, and is still a regular for them in Ligue 1. However, on Saturday, October 28, he came down awkwardly on his leg after going up to pull down a cross in a match against Valenciennes and was replaced by Lionel Cappone, who was soon red-carded in the same match and replaced by midfielder Ulrich Le Pen.

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