Jacques Faty

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Jacques Faty
Jacques FATY.jpg
Faty playing for Sivasspor in 2011
Personal information
Full name Doudou-Jacques Faty
Date of birth (1984-02-25) 25 February 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current team
Central Coast Mariners
Number 19
Youth career
0000–2000 Clairefontaine[2]
2001–2002 Rennes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Rennes 126 (0)
2007–2008 Marseille 14 (0)
2008–2011 Sochaux 83 (3)
2011–2013 Sivasspor 17 (0)
2013 Bastia (loan) 12 (0)
2013–2014 Wuhan Zall 34 (4)
2015–2016 Sydney FC 30 (2)
2016– Central Coast Mariners 1 (0)
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 8 October 2016.
‡ 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 Senegalese footballer who plays for Australian A-League club Central Coast Mariners and the 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 Standard de Liège player Ricardo Faty and is the cousin of Mariners teammate Mickaël Tavares.[4]

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 was due to expire in June 2007.[5] A knee injury to Mensah gave him a run in the side, and to his credit, he put in some decent performances, finishing with 24 games in the season. 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's stay at Marseille was short-lived. After experiencing the highs of UEFA Champions League and Europa League competition, he was unable to break the first team with only nine appearances.[6] He moved onto fellow Ligue 1 team FC Sochaux. There he spent three seasons before moving to Turkish Süper Lig club Sivasspor.

Faty returned to Ligue 1 when he was loaned to Bastia from Sivasspor in January 2013.[7]

Following this, he moved to the Chinese Super League with Wuhan Zall in mid-2013.

On 11 January 2015, he signed for Australian side Sydney FC for the rest of the season, becoming the second player acquired by the club in the transfer window, being an injury replacement for vice-captain. Sasa Ognenovski.[8] On 11 April 2016, Faty was released from his contract by mutual consent.[9]

On the same day of his release, Faty agreed to a one-year deal with the Central Coast Mariners.[10]

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.[8]

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

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 17 January 2016[6]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stade Rennes 2002–03 Ligue 1 9 0 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Ligue 1 32 0 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Ligue 1 35 0 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Ligue 1 23 0 0 0 3[a] 0 0 0
2006–07 Ligue 1 24 0 0 0 0 0
Total 123 0 0 0 3 0 126 0
Marseille 2007–08 Ligue 1 9 0 0 0 5[b] 0 14 0
FC Sochaux 2008–09 Ligue 1 26 1 0 0 26 1
2009–10 Ligue 1 33 1 2 0 35 1
2010–11 Ligue 1 24 1 3 0 27 1
Total 83 3 5 0 88 3
Sivasspor 2011–12 Süper Lig 16 0 0 0 16 0
2012–13 Süper Lig 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 17 0 0 0 17 0
SC Bastia (loan) 2012–13 Ligue 1 12 0 0 0 12 0
Wuhan Zall 2013 Chinese SL 12 0 0 0 12 0
2014 Chinese SL 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 12 0 0 0 12 0
Sydney FC 2014–15 A-League 10 1 0 0 10 1
2015–16 A-League 11 1 0 0 0 0 11 1
Total 21 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Career total 277 4 5 0 8 0 290 4
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Cup
  2. ^ 3 Appearances in UEFA Champions League and 2 appearances in UEFA Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jacques Faty statistics". 
  2. ^ "INF, formateur de talents" (in French). FFF. Retrieved 21 July 2009. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ allAfrica.com: Sénégal: Jacques Faty et Michael Tavarez
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ a b "Faty Player summary". Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  7. ^ SC Bastia (31 January 2013). "Jacques Faty s'engage avec le Sporting" (in French). Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Sydney FC Make Second Transfer Window Swoop". Sydney FC. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Sydney FC release French defender". Football Federation Australia. 11 April 2016. 
  10. ^ "Jacques Faty signs with Mariners". Central Coast Mariners. 11 April 2016. 

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