Julien Faubert is at least one of the rarest signings made by the Real Madrid in its history. In the season 2008/09, white club walked adrift after a lousy sports project that had begun with Schuster and Juande Ramos continued, and plunged into a chaotic institutional situation. It was the year before the second era of Florentino and was the year in which months later, He was coming to Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo. But that Madrid was something else and Faubert, It was one of the best evidence of this.
A 30 of January of 2009, one day to close the winter of the season, Real Madrid he surprised by announcing the incorporation of a player as unknown as little baggage. The news, It took more than one surprise was not explained as a prestige club Real Madrid, although that year was terribly far from the level of Guardiola Barcelona, He could sign a player who was not a regular in the West Ham. English club btw, pocketed 1,5 million euros for the transfer of a player who was completely dispensable for them. Seeing is believing.
As was logical thing went wrong, fatal. He made his debut against Racing Santander and then played another short time against Athletic Club Bilbao. Total, sumo 52 minutes Real Madrid player, a presence that if it were not because they lived in the age of internet and multiple cameras, possibly he become an urban legend. The season ended and almost everyone left the club giving way to the second era of Florentino.
Then in June of that year came Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Pellegrini etc…and as it was logical, Faubert returned to England with a few minutes as Madrid player but you can always tell your grandchildren that he, he played for Real Madrid. As a curiosity, the player became international with France but later, debuted Martinique, Caribbean country which had its roots being so another of the many players who played several selections.