Fred with Brazil, holding the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Silver Shoe.
|Full name||Frederico Chaves Guedes|
|Date of birth||3 October 1983|
|Place of birth||Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 November 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
Frederico Chaves Guedes, better known by his nickname Fred (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈfrɛd(ʒ)i]; born in Teofilo Otoni), is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a striker for Brazilian Série A side Fluminense and the Brazil national team.
Fred began his career at América Mineiro before transferring to local rivals Cruzeiro in 2004. After two seasons there, he moved to Lyon of France in a protracted transfer saga, and won three consecutive Ligue 1 titles. He made his international debut for Brazil in 2005 and was selected for the 2006 World Cup, and was also part of their victories at the 2007 Copa América and the 2013 Confederations Cup.
Fred scored the fastest goal in professional football history while playing for América Mineiro, against Vila Nova during a Copa São Paulo de Juniores match. The goal was scored 3.17 seconds after the match started.
Brazil & transfer saga
Fred spent four seasons at América-MG of Belo Horizonte, before he left for their city rival Cruzeiro in middle of the 2004 season. As Feyenoord had an agreement with América, the Dutch club got Magrão from Cruzeiro, and retained 10% economic rights on Fred, and Fred himself held 15%.
After scoring 41 goals in 43 games for Cruzeiro in the 2005 season, Fred was signed by defending Ligue 1 champions Lyon for €15 million. (of which €3 million was received by Fred, 5% as a solidarity contribution, €1.4 million to Lyon's agent and €510,913 in Brazilian taxes). Feyenoord then claimed Cruzeiro's 10% of the transfer fee, as the club alleged the fee was €1.5 million instead of the €933,908.70 in Cruzeiro's viewpoint. The Dutch club sued to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and won.
With 14 goals in his first season, Fred was the second highest goal scorer in the 2005–06 Ligue 1 season, and won his first league title with Lyon. Although he missed two months of the 2006–07 season, Fred still scored 11 goals in 20 games, and was the club's top scorer as Lyon defended their title. However, during the 2007–08 season, Fred was injured during a training session at the 2007 Copa América. He made his comeback in October 2007, but due to competition with new signing Milan Baroš and youth product Karim Benzema, Fred had limited first team opportunities.
Fred played 15 games out of possible 20 for Lyon in the 2008–09 season. He played his last match for Lyon on 10 January 2009 after he requested to leave the club in December 2008. On 26 February 2009 he was released from his contract with the French club.
After being released from Lyon and refusing to return from Brazil, Fred signed a pre-contract with Brazilian club Fluminense, and consequently agreed to a five-year deal. He scored twice on his debut on 15 March 2009, as Fluminense beat Macaé 3–1. Later in July 2011, he went on to break the record for most goals in the Brasileiro when he scored a brace against Esporte Clube Bahia, taking his tally to 44 goals. The record was previously held by Magno Alves. On 11 November 2012, Fred scored 2 goals in a 3–2 win over Palmeiras, clinching the 2012 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A for Fluminense.
Fred made his debut on 27 April 2005 as a late substitute in a friendly match against Guatemala
Fred scored his first goal on 12 November 2005 in a friendly match against United Arab Emirates. He went on to score 2 goals as Brazil won 8–0. Although he didn't play in any qualifying match, Fred was named in the 2006 FIFA World Cup squad as a striker. His first World Cup goal was the second in a 2–0 victory against Australia on 18 June 2006, when he tapped in a shot from Robinho which had rebounded off the inside of Mark Schwarzer's near post in the 90th minute. He also scored a last gasp equaliser against Paraguay in the Copa América. It was a 2–2 draw. He was recalled to the international side in early 2013 by returning manager, Luiz Felipe Scolari, scoring in an international friendly game against England that February. He then went on to score for Brazil on 2 June 2013 the first Maracanã Stadium goal after its renovation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. On 22 June 2013, Fred scored twice against Italy in the 2013 Confederations Cup in a 2–4 win. On June 26, 2013, he scored a goal against Uruguay. Fred capped his successful Confederations Cup campaign by scoring twice against Spain in the competition's final to help Brazil to a 3–0 victory. He was the joint top scorer of the tournament with 5 goals. Fred was honored with the trophy Silver Shoe.
After the successful Confederations Cup campaign, there was much speculation that Fred would leave Fluminense due to the interest of several European clubs abroad, particularly Manchester City FC. However, Fred insisted that he was happy and was enjoying his career at the Brazilian club, ending all transfer speculations. In early September, Fred suffered a thigh injury his team`s 0-2 loss to Santos in the Campeonato Brasileiro, sidelining him for up to three months. This forced him out of international duty during that timeframe, but Brazil Coach Felipe Scolari stated that Fred has already proven his place for the 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil. 
- Olympique Lyonnais
- 2011, 2012
- Silver Ball: 2
- 2011, 2012
As of 4 April 2013
- Other - French League Cup
*The match against Al Kuwait XI was not counted.
- Scores and results list Brazil's goal tally first.
|1.||2005-11-12||Al Jazira Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||United Arab Emirates||3–0||8–0||Friendly|
|2.||2005-11-12||Al Jazira Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||United Arab Emirates||7–0||8–0||Friendly|
|3.||2006-06-18||Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany||Australia||2–0||2–0||2006 FIFA World Cup|
|4.||2006-10-10||Råsunda Stadium, Solna, Sweden||Ecuador||1–1||2–1||Friendly|
|5.||2011-06-07||Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil||Romania||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|6.||2011-07-09||Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, Córdoba, Argentina||Paraguay||2–2||2–2||2011 Copa América|
|7.||2012-11-21||Estadio Alberto J. Armando, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Argentina||1–1||1–2||2012 Superclásico de las Américas|
|8.||2013-02-06||Wembley Stadium, London, England||England||1–1||1–2||Friendly|
|9.||2013-03-21||Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland||Italy||1–0||2–2||Friendly|
|10.||2013-03-25||Stamford Bridge, London, England||Russia||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
|11.||2013-06-02||Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||England||1–0||2–2||Friendly|
|12.||2013-06-22||Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil||Italy||3–1||4–2||2013 FIFA Confederations Cup|
|13.||2013-06-22||Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil||Italy||4–2||4–2||2013 FIFA Confederations Cup|
|14.||2013-06-26||Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil||Uruguay||1–0||2–1||2013 FIFA Confederations Cup|
|15.||2013-06-30||Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Spain||1–0||3–0||2013 FIFA Confederations Cup|
|16.||2013-06-30||Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Spain||3–0||3–0||2013 FIFA Confederations Cup|
- The Fastest Goal Ever
- "Arbitration CAS 2005/O/985 Feyenoord Rotterdam N.V. v. Cruzeiro Esporte Club". Court of Arbitration for Sport. 19 December 2006. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
- "Lyon invest in Brazilian Fred". UEFA.com. 30 August 2005. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
- "Fred facing two months out". UEFA.com. 13 October 2006. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
- "Fred injury leaves Lyon short". UEFA.com. 29 June 2007. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
- "Fred wants out of Lyon". AFP. 18 December 2008. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
- "Fred free to leave Lyon". AFP. 26 February 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
- "Fred marca dois gols na volta ao futebol brasileiro" (in Portuguese). Jornal do Brasil. 15 March 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2009.[dead link]
- "Fluminense crowned champions". Goal.com. 12 November 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
- "Brazil 2–2 England: Joe Hart's heroics see the Manchester City star win the ratings war". Mirror.co.uk. 2 June 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
- "Italy 2 Brazil 4". Daily Mail. 22 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
- "Neymar inspires Samba stars to stunning victory over Spain to lift Confederations Cup... now they want World Cup glory". Daily Mail. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
- Match Report
- Official Website
- Fred – FIFA competition record
- Fred at National-Football-Teams.com
- Fred French league stats at LFP.fr (French)