Farfán with Lokomotiv in 2017
|Full name||Jefferson Agustín Farfán Guadalupe|
|Date of birth||26 October 1984|
|Place of birth||Lima, Peru|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Forward / Winger|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 December 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2017
Jefferson Agustín Farfán Guadalupe (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɟʝefersom farˈfan]; born 26 October 1984) is a Peruvian professional footballer who mainly plays as a forward or winger for Lokomotiv Moscow and the Peruvian national football team.
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.
FC Schalke 04
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. On 10 June 2008, Schalke 04 officially confirmed the transfer of Farfán on a four-year contract. On 28 April 2012, Schalke announced that Farfán had signed a contract extension, which would keep him at S04 until 30 June 2016.
Al Jazira Club
On 20 July 2015, after seven years at the club, Schalke confirmed that Farfán had joined Al Jazira Club for a reported fee of €6 million on a three-year deal, where he could earn up to €10 million a year.
Farfán left the club on 19 October 2016, because the club did not respect all the clauses in his contract.
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 70 caps and is fourth on the nation's career goalscoring list with 22 goals.
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. 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.
He was a member of the Peru national football team that finished in third place at the 2015 Copa América. As well, Farfán has been a key performer for Peru during the 2018 World Cup qualifiers where he scored 3 goals. He scored 2 goals in a 3-4 home loss to Chile, the winner in a 1-0 home win over Paraguay. He scored one of two goals in a 2-0 home win against New Zealand that led Peru qualify to the 2018 FIFA World Cup after a 36 year absence.
|Peru national football team|
- Scores and results list Peru's goal tally first.
|Farfán – goals for Peru|
|1.||23 February 2003||Estadio Alejandro Villanueva, Lima, Peru||Haiti||5–1||5–1||Friendly|
|2.||24 July 2003||Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru||Uruguay||1–1||3–4||Friendly|
|4.||6 September 2003||Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru||Paraguay||4–1||4–1||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5.||1 June 2004||Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay||Uruguay||3–0||3–1||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|6.||9 July 2004||Estadio Monumental "U", Lima, Peru||Venezuela||1–0||3–1||2004 Copa America|
|7.||17 November 2004||Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru||Chile||1–0||2–1||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8.||30 March 2005||Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru||Ecuador||2–2||2–2||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|9.||3 September 2005||Estadio José Pachencho Romero, Maracaibo, Venezuela||Venezuela||1–1||1–4||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|10.||12 October 2005||Estadio Jorge Basadre, Tacna, Peru||Bolivia||3–0||4–1||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|12.||3 June 2007||Vicente Calderón Stadium, Madrid, Spain||Ecuador||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|13.||11 October 2011||Estadio Monumental David Arellano, Santiago, Chile||Chile||2–3||2–4||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|14.||7 September 2012||Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru||Venezuela||1–1||2–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|16.||23 March 2013||Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru||Chile||1–0||1–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|17.||6 September 2013||Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru||Uruguay||1–2||1–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|18.||3 June 2015||Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru||Mexico||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|19.||8 September 2015||Red Bull Arena, Harrison, United States||Colombia||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
|20.||13 October 2015||Estadio Monumental "U", Lima, Peru||Chile||1–1||3–4||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|22.||13 November 2015||Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru||Paraguay||1–0||1–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|23.||15 November 2017||Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru||New Zealand||1–0||2–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
Farfán is considered as a fast forward or winger, and regarded less as a goal-scorer, but more as a creator and assister of goals. His one-on-one dribbling ability, accurate corner kicks and passes contributed heavily to Schalke's goals, especially in the international arena. Farfán is also known for his penalty kick and direct or indirect free kick ability.
|Alianza Lima||Primera División||2001||1||0||—||0||0||—||1||0|
|Lokomotiv Moscow||Premier League||2016–17||6||1||2||0||—||—||8||1|
- Alianza Lima
- PSV Eindhoven
- Schalke 04
- Al Jazira Club
- UAE President's Cup: 2015–16
- Lokomotiv Moscow
Farfán has three children; two sons and one daughter.
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- Official website (in Spanish)