Jefferson Farfán

  • Date of birth : 26/10/1984
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Peru Peru
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Jefferson Farfán

Jefferson Farfán

Clubs: Club Alianza Lima, PSV Eindhoven, FC Schalke 04

• Farfán joined Alianza Lima as a 16-year-old in 2001 and helped the club from the Peruvian capital to back-to-back league titles in 2003 and 2004.

• Won his first international cap for Peru on 23 February 2003 against Haiti (5-1) and was the second highest scorer, with seven goals, in the South American qualifying section for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

• Also represented his country at the 2004 and 2007 Copa América tournaments but a disagreement with the Peruvian Football Federation subsequently restricted him to just four appearances during 2010 World Cup qualifying.

• Joined PSV in 2004 and won the Dutch double in his debut campaign as well as helping the club to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals; won three further Eredivisie titles over the next three seasons, scoring 21 times in 2005/06 and 2006/07 – on each occasion being the club's top scorer − and ending his PSV career with 57 goals in 118 league games.

• Moved to Schalke for €10m on a four-year contract in June 2008; scored on his Bundesliga debut versus Borussia Dortmund (3-3) but was less prolific in Germany than in the Netherlands and often featured on the wing rather than as a central striker.

• Opened the scoring in Schalke's home wins against SL Benfica and Olympique Lyonnais in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League group stage, and struck twice in the round of 16 decider versus Valencia CF (3-1) as the Bundesliga club reached the last four.

• Helped the side return to the UEFA Champions League, scoring four Bundesliga goals during 2011/12 to earn Schalke a third-placed Bundesliga finish, and hit six more the following year as the club qualified once again.

UEFA honours

Last updated: 10/10/13 19.41CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 01/07/2015 18:25 CET
21.03.2015German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke0-1LeverkusenLeverkusen1200
05.04.2015German BundesligaAugsburgAugsburg0-0SchalkeSchalke4500
11.04.2015German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke0-0FreiburgFreiburg8700
19.04.2015German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg1-1SchalkeSchalke9000
24.04.2015German BundesligaMainzMainz2-0SchalkeSchalke6300
02.05.2015German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke3-2StuttgartStuttgart5700
10.05.2015German BundesligaKölnKöln2-0SchalkeSchalke3100
16.05.2015German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke1-0PaderbornPaderborn9000
23.05.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg2-0SchalkeSchalke9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Jefferson Farfán
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 26/10/1984 (30)
  • Country: Peru

  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 84kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    25/08/04: PSV 5-0 Crvena zvezda

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 27/02/2014 01:09 CET