Fabien Barthez

Fabien Alain Barthez

Fabien Alain Barthez ( born June 28, 1971 in Lavelanet, Ariège ) is a former French football goalkeeper and current race car driver.



Barthez played as a professional for Toulouse FC, ​​AS Monaco, Manchester United, Olympique Marseille, Nantes and the French national team ( Equipe tricolore ). After he could not find a new club in the summer of 2006, Barthez announced in early October 2006 announced his retirement, which he revised two months later, however, and a contract with FC Nantes signed. There, too, he resigned in April 2007 after attacked following a lost league game and involved in a brawl it probably drunken fans. Barthez left only one day later, with his family the city.


Barthez played his first international match in the French national team in 1994. Goalkeeper he was, however, only after the European Championships in 1996. He is after Peter Shilton, the second goalkeeper who conceded no goals in ten World Cup matches. The record he equaled in the semifinals at the 2006 World Cup against Portugal, an increase in the final eleven games prevented Marco Materazzi by his goal to 1:1. He is next to Sepp Maier, Dino Zoff and Iker Casillas is one of only four goalkeepers who were both world - as well as European champion. He is also one of the few goalkeepers, who contested two World Cup finals. In addition, he stood in the Confederations Cup final with France 2000 European Championship and 2003.

Doping allegations

At a doping test on 3 October 1995 Barthez hashish consumption was detected. Although this is not performance-enhancing, Barthez was closed in January 1996 by the French Football Federation for four months.

Title profits and awards

  • Winner of the Champions League with Marseille in 1993
  • Champion of France with Monaco in 1997 and 2000
  • World Cup 1998
  • Étoile d'Or 1998
  • European Champion 2000
  • Choice in the UEFA Allstars team of Euro 2000
  • World's Best Goalkeeper of the Year 2000
  • Confed Cup winner 2003
  • Winner of the English Premier League with Manchester United in 2001 and 2003
  • Vice World Champion 2006
  • # 1 on the leaderboard French goalkeeper of France Football (October 2006)
  • Knight of the French Legion of Honour


In 2008, Barthez was in the Porsche Carrera Cup France Matmut his debut as a race car driver and completed a total of eight races in that championship season as well as during the Grand Prix de Pau, the two races of the THP Spider Cup. After he was sporadic competed in different series in 2009, including renewed for two races in the French Carrera Cup, he took the next year to six races of the French GT Championship - where he in Dijon with his partner Morgan Moullin - Traffort a third place could achieve - and the race weekend of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo in Le Castellet part. In 2011 he went back five races in the French GT Championship and also played the first Grand Prix de Pau Electrique.


His deceased father in November 2009, Alain Barthez, was a successful rugby player who played one match. Fabien Barthez himself is the father of three children.