Fabien Barthez

Date of birth28 June 1971
Place of birthLavelanet
NationalityFrench
Weight80 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Barthez is the son of Alain Barthez, a former rugby union scrum half with Narbonne and France.

He started playing at Lavalenet and turned professional at Toulouse in 1990 and joined Marseille in 1992. He joined AS Monaco in 1995 after breaking into the national side in 1994 but played second fiddle to the well-established Bernard Lama.

His career was interrupted when he was banned from playing for four months after failing a routine drugs test in 1996.

Barthez made the French squad for the 1996 European Championship Finals played in England but could not displace Lama and he did not make a single appearance.

He replaced him as the France number one goalkeeper when Lama ironically failed a dope test in 1997.

He only conceded two goals in the 1998 World Cup Finals and only missed one match when the French achieved a unique double when winning the 2000 European Championships.

Barthez signed for Manchester United following the 2000 European Championships for £7.8 million and despite being hampered by a back injury established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premiership.

An eccentric goalkeeper who could endear then frustrate. Superb one week, comical the next.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Toulouse 01 Jul 1990 01 Jul 1992
Olympique Marseille 01 Jul 1992 01 Jul 1995
AS Monaco 01 Jul 1995 07 Jun 2000
Manchester United 07 Jun 2000 30 Jun 2004
Olympique Marseille 02 Jan 2004 31 May 2004 L
Olympique Marseille 01 Jul 2004

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1996-97 AS Monaco UEFA Cup 2 2
1997-98 AS Monaco UEFA Champions League 2 1
1999-00 AS Monaco UEFA Cup 2 1 2
2000-01 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1 2
2000-01 Manchester United FA Cup 1 1
2000-01 Manchester United Premier League 30 15 17
1
2000-01 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 12 4 9
2001-02 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1 2
2001-02 Manchester United FA Cup 1 2
2001-02 Manchester United Premier League 32 8 41
1
2001-02 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 15 6 12
2002-03 Manchester United FA Cup 2 1 2
2002-03 Manchester United League Cup 4 1 4
2002-03 Manchester United Premier League 30 11 27
1
2002-03 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 10 3 13
2003-04 Olympique Marseille French Championnat 20 2 26
3
2003-04 Olympique Marseille UEFA Cup 8 4 4
1
1
2004-05 Olympique Marseille French Championnat 30 10 28
3
2005-06 Olympique Marseille French Championnat 24 8 21
3
2005-06 Olympique Marseille UEFA Cup 2 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
04 Mar 1997 Newcastle United v AS Monaco W 0-1 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
18 Mar 1997 AS Monaco v Newcastle United W 3-0
Agg: 4-0
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
04 Mar 1998 AS Monaco v Manchester United D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
18 Mar 1998 Manchester United v AS Monaco D 1-1
Agg: 1-1
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
16 Sep 1999 AS Monaco v St Johnstone W 3-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
30 Sep 1999 St Johnstone v AS Monaco D 3-3
Agg: 3-6
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1990-91 France Toulon Under-21 1 1
1993-94 France B International 1 1
1993-94 France Kirin Japan Cup 1 1
1994-95 France B International 1 1
1995-96 France UEFA European Championship 1 1
1996-97 France International Friendly 4 3 1
1996-97 France Tournoi de France 2 2
1997-98 France FIFA World Cup 7 4 2
1997-98 France International Friendly 4 2 4
1997-98 France King Hassan II Cup 1 1
1998-99 France International Friendly 2 2
1998-99 France Jean-Pierre Papin Testimonial 1 2
1998-99 France UEFA European Championship 4 1 4
1
1999-00 France Hassan II Tournament 1 2
1999-00 France International Friendly 4 2 2
1999-00 France UEFA European Championship 7 1 6
2000-01 France Childrens Charity 1 1
2000-01 France International Friendly 3 3
2001-02 France FIFA World Cup 3 3
2001-02 France International Friendly 6 2 4
2002-03 France FIFA Confederations Cup 2 1 1
2002-03 France International Friendly 2 2
2002-03 France UEFA European Championship 4 3 1
1
2003-04 France International Friendly 4 3
2003-04 France UEFA European Championship 7 3 5
2004-05 France FIFA World Cup 4 1 1
2004-05 France International Friendly 1 1
2005-06 France FIFA World Cup 7 3 3
2005-06 France International Friendly 5 2 5
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
30 May 1991 France v Scotland D 1-1 Toulon Under-21 Group B
27 Jul 1993 France v Russia W 5-1 B INTER
26 May 1994 Australia v France W 0-1 KIRIN JAPAN CUP
17 Jan 1995 France v Belarus W 1-0 B INTER
11 Oct 1995 Romania v France W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 1
09 Oct 1996 France v Turkey W 4-0 International Friendly
09 Nov 1996 Denmark v France L 1-0 International Friendly
22 Jan 1997 Portugal v France W 0-2 International Friendly
02 Apr 1997 France v Sweden W 1-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 1997 France v Brazil D 1-1 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
07 Jun 1997 France v England L 0-1 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
12 Nov 1997 France v Scotland W 2-1 International Friendly
28 Jan 1998 France v Spain W 1-0 International Friendly
25 Feb 1998 France v Norway D 3-3 International Friendly
27 May 1998 Belgium v France W 0-1 King Hassan II Cup
05 Jun 1998 Finland v France W 0-1 International Friendly
12 Jun 1998 France v South Africa W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
18 Jun 1998 France v Saudi Arabia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
24 Jun 1998 France v Denmark W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
28 Jun 1998 France v Paraguay W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
03 Jul 1998 France v Italy W 0-0 (4-3) FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
08 Jul 1998 France v Croatia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
12 Jul 1998 France v Brazil W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Final
05 Sep 1998 Iceland v France D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
20 Jan 1999 France v Morocco W 1-0 International Friendly
10 Feb 1999 England v France W 0-2 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 France v Ukraine D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
31 Mar 1999 France v Armenia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
30 May 1999 France v World XI D 2-2 Jean-Pierre Papin Testimonial
05 Jun 1999 France v Russia L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 4
18 Aug 1999 Northern Ireland v France W 0-1 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Ukraine v France D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
08 Sep 1999 Armenia v France W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 4
23 Feb 2000 France v Poland W 1-0 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 France v Slovenia W 3-2 International Friendly
28 May 2000 Croatia v France W 0-2 International Friendly
04 Jun 2000 France v Japan D 2-2 Hassan II Tournament
11 Jun 2000 France v Denmark W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
16 Jun 2000 Czech Republic v France W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
25 Jun 2000 France v Spain W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
28 Jun 2000 France v Portugal W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
02 Jul 2000 France v Italy W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Final
16 Aug 2000 France v World XI W 5-1 Childrens Charity
15 Nov 2000 Turkey v France W 0-4 International Friendly
27 Feb 2001 France v Germany W 1-0 International Friendly
25 Apr 2001 France v Portugal W 4-0 International Friendly
15 Aug 2001 France v Denmark W 1-0 International Friendly
06 Oct 2001 France v Algeria W 4-1 International Friendly
11 Nov 2001 Australia v France D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 France v Scotland W 5-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 France v Russia D 0-0 International Friendly
26 May 2002 Korea Republic v France W 2-3 International Friendly
31 May 2002 France v Senegal L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
06 Jun 2002 France v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
11 Jun 2002 Denmark v France L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
12 Oct 2002 France v Slovenia W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
16 Oct 2002 Malta v France W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 1
20 Nov 2002 France v Serbia and Montenegro W 3-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 France v Malta W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
02 Apr 2003 Israel v France W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
30 Apr 2003 France v Egypt W 5-0 International Friendly
20 Jun 2003 France v Japan W 2-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
29 Jun 2003 France v Cameroon W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
20 Aug 2003 Switzerland v France W 0-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 France v Cyprus W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
10 Sep 2003 Slovenia v France W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
11 Oct 2003 France v Israel W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
18 Feb 2004 Belgium v France W 0-2 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Netherlands v France D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 2004 France v Ukraine W 1-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 2004 France v England W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
17 Jun 2004 Croatia v France D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
21 Jun 2004 Switzerland v France W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
25 Jun 2004 France v Greece L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
18 Aug 2004 France v Bosnia and Herzegovina D 1-1 International Friendly
09 Oct 2004 France v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
13 Oct 2004 Cyprus v France W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
26 Mar 2005 France v Switzerland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
30 Mar 2005 Israel v France D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
09 Nov 2005 France v Costa Rica W 3-2 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 France v Slovakia L 1-2 International Friendly
27 May 2006 France v Mexico W 1-0 International Friendly
31 May 2006 France v Denmark W 2-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2006 France v China PR W 3-1 International Friendly
13 Jun 2006 France v Switzerland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
18 Jun 2006 France v Korea Republic D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
23 Jun 2006 Togo v France W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
27 Jun 2006 Spain v France W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
01 Jul 2006 Brazil v France W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
05 Jul 2006 France v Portugal W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
09 Jul 2006 Italy v France L 1-1 (3-5) FIFA World Cup Final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.