Freddy dos Santos

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Freddy dos Santos
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Personal information
Full name Freddy dos Santos
Date of birth (1976-10-02) 2 October 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Oslo, Norway
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Right Back, Right Midfield
Youth career
Skeid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Skeid[2] 50 (3)
1998–2000 Molde[2] 64 (0)
2001–2011 Vålerenga[2] 246 (38)
National team
1993 Norway G16[3] 2 (0)
1994 Norway G17[3] 6 (1)
1995 Norway G18[3] 9 (2)
1996–1997 Norway U21[3] 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:54, 6 May 2009 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Freddy dos Santos (born 2 October 1976 in Oslo) is a former Norwegian footballer who was playing most of his career for Vålerenga in the Norwegian Premier League.[1]

Dos Santos have played as a defender, midfield and attack. His former clubs are Skeid and Molde.[2]

Club career[edit]

Skeid[edit]

He started his career at Skeid. During the last two seasons with them he played in the Norwegian top division.

Molde[edit]

In 1998 season moved to Molde, after Skeid got relegated from the top-flight. In his first two seasons he helped them getting a back-to-back silver medal in the league, also playing in the group stages of the 1999–2000 Champions League.

Vålerenga[edit]

He moved back to Oslo in 2001 and joined Vålerenga, who had just been relegated from the Norwegian Premier League. He helped them secure direct promotion. He started both finals in which Vålerenga won the Norwegian Football Cup, in 2002 and 2008. In 2005, he won the Norwegian Premier League.

He has played over 300 games for Vålerenga, more than any player in the history of the club.

International career[edit]

He has played several games at various youth levels for Norway, but never played in the senior side. He could potentially feature for Cape Verde as his father is born there.

Personal life[edit]

Cape Verde is the country of origin of his father.[4]

In July 2006, dos Santos launched a single, This Is For Real, together with four other professional Norwegian footballers – Morten Gamst Pedersen, Raymond Kvisvik, Kristofer Hæstad and Øyvind Svenning. They call their band The Players.[5]

In 2012, dos Santos was announced as the host of the Norwegian version of the The Amazing Race.

Club statistics[edit]

Correct as of match played 31 October 2010

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Norway League Norwegian Cup Europe Total
1994 Skeid 1. divisjon ? ? ? ? 0 0 ? ?
1995 ? ? ? ? 0 0 ? ?
1996 Tippeligaen ? ? ? ? 0 0 ? ?
1997 ? ? ? ? 0 0 ? ?
1998 Molde 22 0 ? ? 0 0 ? ?
1999 20 0 3 0 9 0 32 0
2000 21 0 2 0 2 0 25 0
2001 Vålerenga 1. divisjon 22 7 1 0 0 0 23 7
2002 Tippeligaen 21 3 6 3 0 0 27 6
2003 27 10 2 0 6 0 35 10
2004 26 8 3 3 0 0 29 11
2005 20 1 5 1 4 1 29 3
2006 26 4 3 4 2 0 31 8
2007 25 0 3 1 4 2 32 3
2008 23 1 7 1 0 0 30 2
2009 9 1 2 0 0 0 11 1
2010 24 2 1 1 0 0 25 3
2011 23 1 0 0 0 0 23 1
Total Norway ? ? ? ? 27 3 ? ?
  • 2003: 2 relegation games (0 goals) included in league games
  • 2009: 1 Super Final (0 goals) added to Cup games

Honours[edit]

Vålerenga Fotball

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Freddy dos Santos". Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk (in Norwegian). Bergensavisen. Retrieved 6 May 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Freddy dos Santos" (in Norwegian). Fotball.aftenposten.no. Retrieved 6 May 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Freddy dos Santos" (in Norwegian). Norges Fotballforbund. Retrieved 6 May 2009. 
  4. ^ Aftenposten 27 November 2011 p.48
  5. ^ Helle Skjervold (9 July 2006). "Nervøse fotballboys" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. Retrieved 6 May 2009.