José-Karl Pierre-Fanfan

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José-Karl Pierre-Fanfan
Personal information
Full name José-Karl Pierre-Fanfan
Date of birth (1975-07-26) 26 July 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, France
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1997 Dunkerque 45 (1)
1997–2001 Lens 72 (4)
2001–2003 AS Monaco 29 (1)
2003–2004 Paris Saint-Germain (loan) 34 (1)
2004–2005 Paris Saint-Germain 33 (1)
2005–2006 Rangers 7 (1)
2007–2009 Al-Siliya
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

José-Karl Pierre-Fanfan (born 26 July 1975) is a former French professional footballer.


The central defender was born in Saint-Pol-sur-Mer and began his career at USL Dunkerque, where he played for four seasons before earning a move to RC Lens. In his first season at Lens he helped them to the French title[1] and played a key role in the clubs run to the UEFA Cup semi-final in 2000.

He joined AS Monaco in 2001, then moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 2004, where he played in the 04/05 UEFA Champions League campaign.

On 6 July 2005 he signed for Scottish Premier League club Rangers on a free transfer.[2] After scoring an own goal in Rangers' 3-0 defeat of Livingston on his debut,[3] Fanfan fell out of favour with Alex McLeish and hardly played a game after September. Incoming Ibrox manager Paul Le Guen deemed him surplus to requirements in July 2006 and he was released on August 31, hours before the closure of the transfer window.

After being more than a year without a club, he joined Al-Sailiya from Qatar for a spell. In June 2009 Fanfan announced his retirement from football.

Because of his Martiniquais background, Fanfan qualifies to play for their national team.


  1. ^ "L'équipe du R.C. Lens - saison 1997 / 1998". Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rangers seal Pierre-Fanfan deal" BBC Sport (6 July 2005)
  3. ^ "Rangers 3-0 Livingston". BBC. 31 July 2005. Retrieved 22 February 2010. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mauricio Pochettino
Paris Saint-Germain captain
Succeeded by