Fabien Alain Barthez is a retired football goalkeeper who is best known for being the goalkeeper that won the 1998 FIFA World Cup as well as the Euro 2000. Born on June 28, 1971 in Lavelanet, France, Barthez was also a member of the French national team as well as a noted player of Manchester United. In addition, he is known for sharing the record of most World Cup finals clean sheets together with Peter Shilton.
As a youth player, Barthez played for Toulouse from 1986 to 1990. After reaching the required age, Barthez played in Toulouse’s Team A from 1990 to 1992. During the two years, Barthez was able to play in 26 matches before transferring to Marseille from 1992 to 1995. Soon, he transferred to AS Monaco where he spent 5 years with the club, playing the most games at 143 matches. He then transferred to Manchester United from 2000 to 2004, and was temporarily loaned to Marseille from 2003 to 2004.
Barthez’ last club played in was Nantes where he appeared in the last 14 matches of his professional career before retirement.
Barthez was also a member of the French national team from 1994 to 2006, making 87 caps for his country. After officially retiring, Barthez reportedly stated that he planned to race Porsche GT 3s as well as play beach football sometime.