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FABIEN BARTHEZ

Date of birth: 28/6/71

Position: Goalkeeper

Club: Manchester United

Nationality: France

Notes: Fabien Barthez started his career in professional football with Toulouse FC, playing for them from 1989 to 1992. He then joined Olympique Marseille, and won the European Cup at the end of his first season, 1992/93. In 1995 he joined AS Monaco, and helped them to win the French League Championship in 1996/97 and 1999/00. Barthez was part of France's World Cup triumph in 1998. The goalkeeper was part of France's great defence which only conceded two goals in the whole tournament.He was also important in France's triumph at Euro 2000 as well. In mid 2000, Manchester United signed Barthez for 7.8 million, a British record fee for a goalkeeper.

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