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West Ham in the EFL: Remember Julien Faubert? Here’s what he’s up to nowadays

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It has been quite some time since Julien Faubert last pulled on a West Ham United shirt.

Leaving the club in the summer of 2012 following the Hammers promotion to the Championship from the Premier League, after a five-year spell arguably best remembered for brief loan move to Real Madrid, Faubert ended his time in London with 121 appearances and two goals in claret and blue to his name.

Following his departure from West Ham, Faubert headed to Turkey, joining newly promoted Elazigspor in the Super Lig on a three-year deal.

However, Faubert’s time there would last just a half a season, where he scored once in 16 league appearances as the club finished 13th in the Turkish top-flight.

After a matter of months in Turkey, Faubert was released by Elazigspor and eventually re-signed Bordeaux – the club who sold him to West Ham – on the final day of the January transfer window.

Faubert would go on to make 60 appearances for Bordeaux over the next two-and-a-half years, and won the Coupe de France title during his first few months back at the club.

Having left Bordeaux in 2015, the winger did not return to the game for several months, eventually signing for Kilmarnock in February 2016. Faubert failed to score in nine appearances for the club, before being released that summer after Kilmarnock avoided relegation from the Scottish Premiership via a play-off.

Again, Faubert would have to wait several months to find another club, eventually join Finnish side Inter Turku in January 2017. After just a year with the club, during which he scored once in 31 appearances in total, Faubert was again on the move.

His next destination was Indonesia, joining Borneo FC in January 2018, scoring three goals in 15 appearances for the club before being released in July of the same year.

Faubert’s final playing experience came when he took on a player-coach role with Etoile FC in the French fourth-tier in June 2019. The winger left that position the following January, after playing just two games for the club.

On the international front meanwhile, Faubert would make ten appearances and score five goals for Martinique – a Caribbean Island not affiliated to FIFA – between 2014 and 2017.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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Article title: West Ham in the EFL: Remember Julien Faubert? Here’s what he’s up to nowadays

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