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Julien Faubert

Julien Faubert (born 1 August 1983) is a Football in France who plays for West Ham United F.C. as a right back or midfielder in the Football League Championship. Faubert started Julien Faubert footballing career in France with AS Cannes before moving to FC Girondins de Bordeaux. In 2007 Julien Faubert moved to England to play for West Ham. In 2009 Julien Faubert spent a short period on loan with Real Madrid C.F. before returning to West Ham for the beginning of the 2009–10 season. Julien Faubert has represented both France national under-21 football team and France national football team; the latter on only one occasion, scoring one goal. Julien Faubert is nicknamed " TGV " or "The Express Train" from Julien Faubert time in French football.

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Julien Faubert biography


Julien Faubert (born 1 August 1983) is a Football in France who plays for West Ham United F.C. as a right back or midfielder in the Football League Championship. Faubert started Julien Faubert footballing career in France with AS Cannes before moving to FC Girondins de Bordeaux. In 2007 Julien Faubert moved to England to play for West Ham. In 2009 Julien Faubert spent a short period on loan with Real Madrid C.F. before returning to West Ham for the beginning of the 2009–10 season. Julien Faubert has represented both France national under-21 football team and France national football team; the latter on only one occasion, scoring one goal. Julien Faubert is nicknamed " TGV " or "The Express Train" from Julien Faubert time in French football.

Club career

Cannes and Bordeaux

Born in Le Havre, Faubert enrolled in the AS Cannes academy in 1998 and began Julien Faubert career as a Defender (association football), but with Julien Faubert crossing ability quickly became a Winger (soccer) as well as playing in a midfield role. Julien Faubert made Julien Faubert Cannes first team debut in the 2002–03 season. Julien Faubert steadily earned notoriety as an important member of the squad and eventually caught the eye of several Ligue 1 sides. Bordeaux signed Julien Faubert in 2004, with whom Julien Faubert played in 96 matches, as well as in the UEFA Champions League.

West Ham United

On 23 June 2007, it was reported in French sports newspaper L'Équipe that Faubert was on the verge of a €6.5 million (£4.3 million) transfer to Rangers F.C.. However, on 1 July, Julien Faubert was signed by West Ham United F.C. for £6.1 million on a five-year contract. Julien Faubert suffered a ruptured achilles tendon during a pre-season friendly on 17 July against Czech Republic side SK Sigma Olomouc, which was expected to take six months to heal. As part of Julien Faubert comeback Faubert turned out for the reserves against Aston Villa F.C.'s reserve team in January 2008. Julien Faubert finally made Julien Faubert first team debut for the Hammers as a late substitute against Fulham F.C. at Boleyn Ground on 12 January 2008. Julien Faubert first season in English football was marked by continuing injury and Julien Faubert made only eight appearances in the league and FA Cup.

On loan to Real Madrid

Faubert was given permission to speak to Real Madrid C.F. on 30 January 2009, with the move being completed on 31 January, when Julien Faubert signed on loan (football) until the end of the La Liga 2008–09 season for a reported fee of £1.5 million with an option for Real to purchase Julien Faubert on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee. Faubert made Julien Faubert Real Madrid debut on 7 February 2009 in a 1–0 win against Racing de Santander. Julien Faubert loan with Real Madrid was underwhelming. Julien Faubert missed training when Julien Faubert mistakenly thought Julien Faubert had the day off, and was pictured asleep on the bench during Real Madrid's match against Villarreal CF.
The 2009–10 season saw a change in fortunes for the Frenchman. Julien Faubert turned in several impressive performances, particularly in the second half of the season.
Julien Faubert set up Carlton Cole with a measured cross for the second goal in a 2–0 win against Birmingham City F.C.. Faubert scored Julien Faubert first goal for the club on Julien Faubert 50th league game for the claret and blue against Hull City A.F.C. on 20 February 2010. Julien Faubert also added an assist in that game, producing a through ball, which Carlton Cole latched on to and dispatched accordingly.
Julien Faubert sublime cross set up Ilan Araújo Dall'Igna for an equalising goal against Everton F.C. on 4 April 2010. The Hammers were experiencing a poor run of form at the time. Julien Faubert was also awarded the SBOBET Player of the Month for August.

2010/2011 season proved less successful for Faubert. Julien Faubert started the season playing on the right wing, reverting to right-back. On the last day of the summer 2011 transfer window, the Hammers recruited Blackburn Rovers F.C. full-back Lars Jacobsen who was preferred throughout the majority of the season.
After the turn of the year, Faubert was in and out of the side. Julien Faubert did not help Julien Faubert chances of being selected when Julien Faubert left the stadium after learning Julien Faubert was not in the squad to face Birmingham City F.C.. Faubert claimed that Julien Faubert had rushed to hospital to look after Julien Faubert ill newborn son. Julien Faubert did not make another appearance for the Hammers that season and declared Julien Faubert intention to leave the club.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julien_Faubert

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