Fary Faye (born 24 December 1974) is a Senegalese retired footballer who played as a striker.

Fary Faye
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-12-24) 24 December 1974 (age 45)
Place of birth Dakar, Senegal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1996 ASC Diaraf 75 (28)
1996–1998 União Montemor 58 (39)
1998–2003 Beira-Mar 152 (61)
2003–2008 Boavista 92 (14)
2008–2010 Beira-Mar 27 (4)
2010–2011 Aves 9 (1)
2011–2015 Boavista 75 (30)
Total 488 (177)
National team
2000–2001 Senegal 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He spent most of his professional career in Portugal (more than 15 years), most notably with Beira-Mar and Boavista. At one point he ranked in the country's Primeira Liga scoring list's Top 5, eventually amassing competition totals of 222 matches and 68 goals over ten seasons.

Club careerEdit

Born in Dakar, Fary began his career with ASC Diaraf in his native country, then started his Portuguese adventure in 1996, signing with lowly Grupo União Sport Montemor alongside compatriot and teammate Khadim Faye and remaining with the third division club for two seasons, before moving to S.C. Beira-Mar.

From 1998 to 2003, Fary was an everpresent fixture in the top scorer's list in Portugal, hitting an average of one goal every three games in the Primeira Liga. In the 2002–03 campaign he netted 18 times for the Aveiro team, which finished 13th.[1][2][3][4]

Fary signed for Boavista F.C. in the summer of 2003, but his role gradually diminished compared to his previous spell. In 2006–07 he went scoreless in 23 appearances, although only three of those were as a starter.

In July 2008, upon Boavista's relegation to the second level, Fary returned to his first Portuguese professional club Beira-Mar, also in that tier.[5] After appearing rarely as the team returned to the top flight in 2010 after a three-year absence – four matches, no goals – the 35-year-old joined another side in the nation, C.D. Aves.[6]

Fary represented Boavista from 2011 to 2015, with the better part of that spell being spent in the third division.[7][8] On 2 July 2015, immediately after retiring, the 40-year-old was named their new director of football.[9]

International careerEdit

Fary was part of the Senegal squad at the 2000 African Cup of Nations which reached the quarter-finals, losing to Nigeria.[10]






  1. ^ "Beira-Mar frente ao V. Guimarães: A esperança fez sentido com Fary" [Beira-Mar against V. Guimarães: Hope made sense with Fary]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 January 2003. Retrieved 18 May 2015.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Fary arrasa grandes" [Fary destroys giants]. Record (in Portuguese). 20 February 2003. Retrieved 18 May 2015.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Fary: "Ser novamente melhor marcador"" [Fary: "To be top scorer again"]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 August 2003. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Fary penitencia-se pela agressão a Buba" [Fary shows repentance for assault on Buba]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 August 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2015.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Aveirenses confirmam Fary" [Aveirenses confirm Fary]. Record (in Portuguese). 8 July 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2015.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Fary assina por uma temporada" [Fary signs for one season]. Record (in Portuguese). 31 August 2010. Archived from the original on 1 September 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Fary reforça Boavista aos 36 anos" [Fary bolsters Boavista at the age of 36] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  8. ^ Almeida, Germano (3 April 2015). "Boavista quase salvo: Fary, 40 anos, um exemplo" [Boavista nearly saved: Fary, aged 40, an example] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Boavista: Fary é o novo diretor desportivo" [Boavista: Fary is the new sporting director] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  10. ^ "African Nations Cup 2000 – Final Tournament Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Beira Mar – Campomaiorense 1–0". Record (in Portuguese). 19 June 1999. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Portugal – List of Topscorers". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2017.

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