Tavares Signs

Friday 5 October 2012 16:50

Fulham Football Club is delighted to confirm the free transfer signing of out-of-contract defensive midfielder Mickael Tavares on a short-term deal.

The 29-year-old worked with Martin Jol at Hamburger SV during the second half of the 2008/09 Bundesliga season and has 25 caps at international level with Senegal.

Born in the Paris suburbs of Villeneuve-Saint-Georges in France, Tavares began his senior footballing career at SC Abbeville, scoring nine goals in 26 games in the 2002/03 season.

He then spent time at FC Nantes, FC Tours and Czech Republic outfit Slavia Prague, playing in the Champions League with the latter.

After two seasons in Prague, he headed to Jol’s Hamburg in 2009. During his three years with the German club, he was sent on loan to FC Nuremberg and Middlesbrough.

He made 12 appearances for Boro in the Championship during the 2010/11 season, before returning to Hamburg.

He was available on a free transfer after leaving Hamburg in the summer.