Jefferson Farfán

Jefferson Farfán
Jefferson Farfán Loko.jpg
Farfán with Lokomotiv in 2017
Personal information
Full name Jefferson Agustín Farfán Guadalupe
Date of birth (1984-10-26) 26 October 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) [1]
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Lokomotiv Moscow
Number 8
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 118 (57)
2008–2015 Schalke 04 170 (39)
2015–2016 Al Jazira 12 (4)
2017– Lokomotiv Moscow 21 (9)
National team
2001 Peru U-17 3 (4)
2001 Peru U-18 4 (3)
2003 Peru U-20 7 (1)
2004 Peru U-23 4 (0)
2003– Peru 79 (23)
* 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. [3]

Commonly known as Farfán or the nickname Foca (Spanish for Seal), [4] he is known for his speed and technical ability and was one of the best providers of assists during his time in the Bundesliga. [3]

Club career

Alianza Lima

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.

Jefferson Farfan in 2005.

PSV Eindhoven

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.

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. [5] On 10 June 2008, Schalke 04 officially confirmed the transfer of Farfán on a four-year contract. [6] On 28 April 2012, Schalke announced that Farfán had signed a contract extension, which would keep him at S04 until 30 June 2016. [7]

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. [8]

Farfán left the club on 19 October 2016, because the club did not respect all the clauses in his contract. [9]

Lokomotiv Moscow

On 28 January 2017, he signed with a Russian Premier League side FC Lokomotiv Moscow. [10]

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