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Sebastien Frey is a French footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie A club Genoa. Frey joined Fiorentina on loan for the 2005–06 campaign, and signed a permanent deal with the club for €6 million (€5.6M went to Parma) at the end of the year following a glittering season where he formed the backbone of the team along with Cristian Brocchi, Stefano Fiore, and Luca Toni.
After a positive first half of the season for him and his team, on 10 January 2006, during a game of Italy Cup against Juventus, he received a blow after a conflict with Marcelo Zalayeta. In the battle, Frey gets a blunt trauma to the tibia that does stay out of the playing fields for a few months, forcing the sports director purple Pantaleo Corvino to return to the market to hire a replacement, then signed Bogdan Lobonț. On 15 May 2006 the Florentine official the outright purchase of Frey, paying his card for an amount equal to €6 million. With the new season Frey regains his starting spot in defense of the purple door, and after an initial physiological problems due to long stop regains fitness. On 13 December 2007, Frey suffered a meniscus injury during training, and underwent knee surgery the next day. He returned for Fiorentina's 2–1 victory over Parma on 13 January 2008, after being sidelined for one month, and his outstanding play was rewarded with a contract extension. At the end of the Serie A 2008-9 championship Frey, conceding less than a goal per game; thirty-one in thirty-eight matches. Frey received his first call-up for France for a match against Poland in November 2004, but did not make an appearance.
He earned his first cap in France's final UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier against Ukraine on 21 November 2007. The match ended in a 2–2 draw after he erred on Andriy Shevchenko's equalising goal. He was a member of France's Euro 2008 finals squad. On 20 August 2008, after being continually overlooked by manager Raymond Domenech, despite his excellent form for Fiorentina, and the constant calls for his selection by the French media, Frey announced his retirement from international football at the age of just 28.