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Name: Amdy Faye  
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Date of Birth: 12th March 1977
Place of Birth: France
Profession: Footballer
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Amdy Faye (born March 12, 1977) is a Senegalese football (soccer) player. He currently plays as a defensive midfielder for English Premier League club Newcastle United.

Faye began his career at French Ligue 1 club AS Monaco FC, and then had spells with ES Frejus and AJ Auxerre. He played for Senegal at the 2002 World Cup, before transferring to Portsmouth for £1.5 million in August 2003. In January 2005 he transferred to Newcastle United for about £2 million.

He made his debut for Portsmouth in a 2-1 home win over Aston Villa and soon proved to be an excellent buy for the club. However, a knee injury picked up at the end of October threatened to rule him out for five months of the 2003/04 season. He returned in December, but after just three games suffered a relapse and was out until the end of January. Due to the injury, Faye was not selected by Senegal for the 2004 African Nations Cup but he made 31 appearances for Pompey in his debut campaign. Since recovering from injury he has reclaimed his place as a regular in the Senegalese national team.

His performances for Portsmouth had other teams taking note, and during the 2004/05 season Fulham, Aston Villa and Newcastle United all made offers for him, and Faye transferred to the latter in January 2005.

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