Parma, 1 November 2019 – Sebastien Frey famously played for both Parma and Fiorentina, and it therefore seems appropriate to revisit his career ahead of Fiorentina vs. Parma at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Sunday at 18:00 CET.
Born in March 1980, the French goalkeeper came from a family of footballers: his brother, father and grandfather were all professional players. He started his professional career at Cannes where he made his debut in Ligue 1. By the end of the 1997/98 season he had established himself as the first-choice goalkeeper.
He was purchased by Inter in 1998 and made his debut for the Nerazzurri side before going on loan to Hellas Verona. He returned to Inter for the 2000/01 season, after which he joined Parma.
Frey quickly became one of the key figures inside the Crociati dressing room and on the pitch. He won the Coppa Italia in 2002 and made 159 appearances in Serie A, the Coppa Italia and the Uefa Cup over four seasons in a Parma shirt.
He was sold to Fiorentina in 2005. Frey showed once again that he was capable of being an important player, this time in a Viola shirt. He spent two seasons with Fiorentina before joining Genoa. He ended his career at the Turkish club Bursaspor.