Akil DeFreitas

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Akil DeFreitas
Personal information
Full name Akil Rondel Dexter DeFreitas
Date of birth (1986-11-07) 7 November 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Winger/Midfielder/Striker
Club information
Current team
Kingston FC
Number 25
Youth career
2006–2008 North Florida Ospreys
2009–2010 North Carolina State Wolfpack
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Central Florida Kraze 14 (5)
2011 Capital City 23 (10)
2012 FF Jaro 11 (0)
2013 FK Dainava 10 (7)
National team
2002 Trinidad and Tobago U-17
2005 Trinidad and Tobago U-20
2006 Trinidad and Tobago U-21
2006 Trinidad and Tobago U-23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Akil DeFreitas (born 7 November 1986) is a Trinidadian footballer who currently plays for FK Dainava Alytus in the Lithuanian Top Division.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Early career[edit]

DeFreitas graduated from St. Anthony's College in 2006. He then went to the University of North Florida, scoring 7 goals and 3 assists in 17 games, tying for the team lead in goals in 2007. During that season, he was named to the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman Team and the Second Conference All-Star Team, as well as being named conference Freshman of the Year. In 2008, he played 18 games, scoring 6 goals and 2 assists for Florida and was named to the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Star Team. In 2009, he was transferred to North Carolina State University and played in 20 games, scoring 2 goals and being named Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week multiple times.[1]

Capital City F.C.[edit]

On 12 May 2011 it was announced that DeFreitas had signed to his first professional contract with Canadian Soccer League side Capital City F.C. in their inaugural season.[2] Akil quickly became a mainstay on the wing for the Ottawa club, and was an integral part of the club's excellent first season. Over the course of the season, he developed great chemistry with teammate and club scoring leader Sullivan Silva, and contributed 10 goals and 5 assists in 23 games.[3] This stellar performance earned him the CSL Rookie of the Year award.[4] Of particular note was a two-goal performance in a 4–0 drubbing of the Brantford Galaxy.

FF Jaro[edit]

On 10 March 2012 it was announced that DeFreitas had signed with FF Jaro from the Finnish Top Division.[5]

FK Dainava[edit]

On 15 March 2013 it was announced that DeFreitas has signed with FK Dainava from A LYGA, which is the top league in the country. He was a regular player in the team and featured in ten matches for the club. But after 10 games and 7 goals DeFreitas left the club in August 2013 because of a breach in his contract by the club of unpaid salaries to the player.

International[edit]

DeFreitas has long been involved with the Trinidad and Tobago national youth teams. He was selected on the final squad for the under-17 National team. In addition, he was invited to train with the under-20, under-21 and under-23 teams but unfortunately did not secure a spot on any of the final team rosters. In 2006, he also trained with a large pool of hopeful Trinidadians at the Blackbaud Stadium, who were all vying for a spot on the Trinidad and Tobago senior national team before the 2006 World Cup.

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 25  Akil DeFreitas. "Player Bio: Akil DeFreitas – NC State University Official Athletic Site". Gopack.com. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "News". capitalcityfc.com. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Team Stats". capitalcityfc.com. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.capitalcityfc.com/news/index.html?article_id=100
  5. ^ "News". capitalcityfc.com. Retrieved 12 March 2012.