Jefferson Agustín Farfán Guadalupe is a Peruvian football striker, playing for Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga. He began his professional career with Alianza Lima of Peru, with whom he signed in 2001. Farfan made his break through in 2002, becoming an impact player and helping Alianza win the Peruvian championship in 2003. In his final season with the club in 2004, Farfán scored 14 goals, helping the club to another Peruvian championship. In 2004, he was purchased by Dutch club PSV Eindhoven after being scouted by Guus Hiddink, for a reported 2 million Euro transfer fee. On 5 June 2008, it was reported that PSV had reached an agreement with German side Schalke 04 over the transfer of Farfán for around €10 million. On 10 June 2008, Schalke 04 officially confirmed the transfer of Farfán on a four-year deal. Farfán was an important player for the Peruvian national team. Since making his debut for the side in February 2003, he has already gained more than 40 caps. He has also contributed vital goals for PSV both domestically as well as in the UEFA Champions League which saw PSV enjoying a fine run to the semi-finals in the 2004–05 season. Jefferson Farfán ended the South American 2006 World Cup qualifiers as the second top scorer, with seven goals.