|Full name||Frédéric Veseli|
|Date of birth||20 November 1992|
|Place of birth||Renens, Switzerland|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2014||→ Bury (loan)||18||(0)|
|2014||→ Port Vale (loan)||15||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 25 January 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Renens, he began his youth career with local club FC Renens before joining Lausanne-Sport in 2005. In 2008, he was signed by English club Manchester City, before joining Manchester United in January 2012. Having failed to break into the first team, he was released in July 2013 and joined Ipswich Town, who allowed him to go on loan to Bury in the second half of the 2013–14 season. He was loaned out to Port Vale for the first half of the 2014–15 season, before joining permanently in January 2015.
Veseli started his football career with Renens. In 2005, he joined Lausanne-Sport, where he remained until 2008, when he moved to England to join Manchester City's Elite Development Squad. He would spend the next four seasons playing primarily for the reserve team. During the 2010–11 season, manager Roberto Mancini named Veseli on the bench for the first team in a Third Round League Cup match against West Bromwich Albion on 22 September. Prior to the 2011–12 season, Veseli featured prominently at the 2011 World Football Challenge but did not make any first-team appearance that year.
On 31 January 2012, the last day of the 2012 winter transfer window, Veseli moved across the city to Alex Ferguson's Manchester United on a free transfer. He stated his reason for making the switch was that he felt he had a better chance of first team football at United. However he never featured for the "Red Devils", and Manchester United released Veseli at the end of his contract in July 2013.
In July 2013, Veseli was signed by Mick McCarthy's Championship club Ipswich Town on a two-year deal. On 6 August, Veseli made his professional debut in a 2–0 League Cup defeat by Stevenage at Broadhall Way.
On 31 December 2013, Veseli had signed a one-month loan deal for struggling League Two side Bury. His loan spell at Gigg Lane was later extended by a further month before finally being extended to the full 93-day period. He started 18 league games for the club and was influential in their rise from 20th in the table and fighting relegation up to 11th, when he left, after new manager David Flitcroft decided to include Veseli in a back three alongside Pablo Mills and Jimmy McNulty. In his 18 appearances the "Shakers" kept ten clean sheets.
In July 2014, Veseli signed on loan for League One side Port Vale for the first half of the 2014–15 season, with manager Micky Adams intending him to provide first team competition for right-back Adam Yates. He missed two weeks after breaking his ribs in September. He returned to the starting eleven at centre-half on 15 November, helping the "Valiants" to a 1–0 win over Rochdale at Vale Park. He was picked out as the star player in the following week's 1–0 defeat to Milton Keynes Dons.
He joined Port Vale on a permanent basis on 7 January 2015, after being released by Ipswich.
In May 2009, Veseli reached the semi-finals of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, which was held in Germany. In October 2009, he competed in the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which was held in Nigeria, playing in six matches and eventually winning the competition as captain with a 1–0 victory over the hosts at the Abuja Stadium.
Style of play
|Season||Club||Division||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|2010–11||Manchester City||Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011–12||Manchester United||Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013–14||Bury (loan)||League Two||18||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||18||0|
|2014–15||Port Vale||League One||18||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||19||0|
- with Switzerland U17
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- "Man Utd sign Manchester City defender Frederic Veseli". BBC Sport. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
- "City have the wrong priorities! New United defender Veseli hits out after crossing divide". Daily Mail. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
- McKeegan, Alice (7 June 2013). "Veseli heads list of released United players". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
- "Ipswich Town sign ex-Manchester United defender Frederic Veseli". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 19 July 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
- "Stevenage v Ipswich". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 6 August 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
- "Bury sign Burke and Veseli as Brian Jensen extends contract". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 31 December 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
- "It's good up north duck, says new boy Frederic Veseli". The Sentinel. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
- "Ipswich defender Frederic Veseli signs on loan". BBC Sport. 29 July 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
- "Freddie Veseli and Achille Campion injury latest". The Sentinel. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
- Baggaley, Mike (15 November 2014). "Rob Page hails Chris Robertson and Freddie Veseli". The Sentinel. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- Baggaley, Mike (23 November 2014). "Why this defender was Mike Baggaley's star man against MK Dons". The Sentinel. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
- Smith, Pete (7 January 2015). "Freddie Veseli signing confirmed". The Sentinel. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
- "Switzerland - Nigeria". FIFA. 15 November 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
- "Veseli: I gatshëm të luaj për Shqipërinë (in English: Veseli: Ready to play for Albania)". Albeu. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
- "Introducing Frederic Veseli - Port Vale sign former Manchester United and Manchester City starlet". The Sentinel. 29 July 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
- Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy.
- "Games played by Frédéric Veseli in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- "Games played by Frédéric Veseli in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- "Games played by Frédéric Veseli in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- "Games played by Frédéric Veseli in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- "Games played by Frédéric Veseli in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013.