Sébastien Faure (footballer)

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Sébastien Faure
Personal information
Full name Sébastien Faure
Date of birth (1991-01-03) 3 January 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Lyon, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2000–2008 Lyon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Lyon 1 (0)
2012 Nantes (loan) 0 (0)
2012–2015 Rangers 64 (1)
National team
2007–2008 France U17 15 (0)
2008–2009 France U18 9 (0)
2009–2010 France U19 8 (0)
2010–2011 France U20 12 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 May 2014 at 19:38.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 July 2012

Sébastien Faure (French pronunciation: ​[sebastjɛ̃ foʁ], born 3 January 1991, in Lyon) is a French football player. He is a former France U20 international and has represented France at various age levels.

Club career


Faure was born in the second arrondissement of Lyon and was with Lyon from he when was a child starting off in the club's academy until 2012.

Faure became active in the squad at the start of the 2008–09 season. He was promoted to the first-team squad where he was given the number 36 shirt and began participating in Lyon's pre-season tour. Faure appeared in three of the team's five matches starting one against Rapid Bucureşti and appearing as a substitute in matches against Monaco and Nîmes Olympique.

He made his professional debut on 11 November 2008 against Metz in the 2008–09 edition of the Coupe de la Ligue starting in the centre back position alongside the Brazilian Cris. Unfortunately, the match resulted in a 3–1 loss with Faure playing the full 90 minutes and picking up a yellow card.[1] In December 2011, Faure suffered a broken toe. During January 2012, Faure was linked with a move to FC Nantes.[2] He joined FC Nantes on loan, but suffered pain from his previous broken toe injury and quickly returned to Lyon, where he remained until the end of his contract in the summer of 2012.[3]

After being released by Lyon at the end of his contract. Faure was linked with a move to fellow French Ligue 1 club Evian TG.[4] Faure joined English club Leeds United on trial and played in their 2–0 win over Alfreton Town on 21 July.[5]


Faure joined Rangers on a three-year deal pending international clearance on 21 August 2012.[6] After the move, Faure says he joined Rangers because Manager Ally McCoist persuaded him to join.[7] He made his debut against First Division side Falkirk in the Scottish League Cup on 30 August 2012. It was on 23 February 2013, when Faure scored his first ever senior goal. This came whilst playing Third Division Berwick Rangers and it contributed to a 3–1 win away from home.[8]

Faure had his first run out of the season in the 8–1 win over Clyde in the Challenge Cup on 18 August 2014. His performance was praised for his pace and effectiveness in a right wing back role, despite his preferred position being that of a centre back. Faure left Rangers at the end of his contract in the summer of 2015. [9]

International career

Faure has been active on the international circuit. He was a part of the under-17 team that finished runners-up at the 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship and also played with the under-18 squad making his debut in the Tournoi de Limoges.

He was part of the French side that won the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship and was one of only 3 members of the squad to play every minute of every game at the finals as France defeated the Netherlands 4–1, Austria 5–0, drew 1–1 with England then beat Croatia 2–1 en route to the final. In the final itself he made an important goal line clearance to stop Spain taking a two goal lead with France eventually running out 2–1 winners.

He then went on to feature in the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup for the under-20 team as the France side finished in fourth place.





  1. Lyon v. Metz Match Report
  2. "National football Ligue 1 Nantes: Sébastien Faure (Lyon) approach". Foot National. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Nantes: Sebastien Faure went back to Lyon". Foot National. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "OL – Mercato: Sebastien Faure like Evian-TG". lyon Capitale.fr. 17 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Development squad kick off pre-season with a win..." Leeds United AFC. 22 July 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Gers Sign Faure". Rangers.co.uk. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Sebastien Faure: Ally told me Rangers could be back in SPL in two years". Daily Record. 26 August 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Berwick 1-3 Rangers". BBC. 23 February 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. http://www.rangers.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=545477

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