Fred Carreiro

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Carreiro and the second or paternal family name is da Silva.
Fred
Fred da Silva.jpg
Personal information
Full name Helbert Frederico Carreiro da Silva
Date of birth (1979-08-18) 18 August 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Philadelphia Union
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Olympic Barbacena 10 (9)
1998–2000 Tupi 48 (20)
2001–2004 América 80 (20)
2005–2006 Guarani 35 (15)
2006–2007 Melbourne Victory 20 (4)
2007–2009 D.C. United 72 (11)
2008 Wellington Phoenix (loan) 3 (1)
2010 Philadelphia Union 25 (4)
2011 D.C. United 17 (0)
2011–2013 Melbourne Heart 38 (3)
2014– Philadelphia Union 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Helbert Frederico Carreiro da Silva, commonly known as Fred (born 18 August 1979 in Belo Horizonte) is a Brazilian footballer currently signed for MLS club Philadelphia Union.[1] Carreiro has also played for Australian A-League side Melbourne Heart, MLS side D.C. United, and Brazilian side América among other clubs.[2]

Career[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Fred began his career in his native Brazil, playing for Olympic Barbacena, Tupi, América and Guarani.

Melbourne Victory[edit]

Fred signed for Australian club Melbourne Victory in 2006 and, despite a controversial three-game suspension for an alleged elbow, was one of the standouts of the 2006–07 A-League season. His popularity increased when he appeared in a television commercial promoting underwear. He was voted best A-League player for season 2 by the The World Game Team. In the 2007 A-League Grand Final against Adelaide United, Fred had four assists on the five goals scored by Archie Thompson.

D.C. United[edit]

Fred with DC United in 2008.

After the season, Fred signed with Major League Soccer club DC United.[3][4] It was reported to be a matter of money, as United offered a guaranteed salary of $222,000 USD per year (which the Melbourne Victory cannot match due to the more stringent salary cap in the A-League).[5]

The name on the back of his DC United jersey was simply "Fred", despite initially being told he would have to use his proper last name, per MLS rules. He made his debut on 3 April 2007 against Chivas de Guadalajara in a CONCACAF Champions Cup semifinal match. On 3 September 2008, Fred scored the game-winning goal in DC United's 2–1 win over the Charleston Battery in the US Open Cup Final.

Wellington Phoenix[edit]

On 14 November 2008, Fred was confirmed as a guest player for New Zealand based A-League club Wellington Phoenix.[6] He was scheduled to play six games for the Phoenix before returning to DC United for the next season. In his third game, he scored his first goal, against Adelaide United, although the Phoenix still lost 6–1. On 10 December 2008, Fred returned to Brazil due to his father's sudden death and on 18 December it was announced that Fred would not return to the Wellington Phoenix to complete his contract meaning he only appeared in three of his six scheduled games in New Zealand.[7]

Philadelphia Union[edit]

On 13 January 2010, Fred was traded to Philadelphia Union, along with D.C. United's first-round 2010 MLS SuperDraft pick, and allocation money in exchange for Philadelphia's top spot in the allocation order. D.C. subsequently used the top allocation ranking to re-acquire goalkeeper Troy Perkins.[8] A list telling the players that were available for the new MLS Re-Entry Draft revealed that he was available for the draft due to being out of contact.[9]

New England Revolution[edit]

On 15 December 2010, Fred was chosen by New England Revolution in the second round of the 2010 MLS Re-Entry Draft.[10] However, he declined the club's contract offer and pursued a contract outside of MLS.[11]

D.C. United redux[edit]

Unable to find an overseas employer, Fred returned to MLS and signed with D.C. United on 18 February 2011 after D.C. acquired his MLS rights from New England for a second-round 2013 MLS SuperDraft pick.[12]

Melbourne Heart[edit]

On 20 June 2011, Fred was announced as one of Melbourne Heart's big name off-season signings, on a salary of $200,000 AUD for the season.[13] He came following his brief second stint at D.C. United of MLS, officially joining his new club when the international transfer window opened in mid-July 2011.[14] Melbourne Heart are the direct cross-town rivals of Fred's former club, Melbourne Victory, with whom he achieved the 2006/07 Premiership and Championship double.[15] Fred played against his former team for the first time in the 3rd round of the 2011/12 season.

On 22 April 2012 Fred was named the Alex Tobin player of the year for 2012 whilst playing for Melbourne Heart.[citation needed]

As a result of the Heart finishing second-to-last on the A-League ladder, their worst finish in an A-League season, Fred, along with teammates Simon Colosimo, Matt Thompson and Clint Bolton, were released by the Heart at the conclusion of the 2012–13 A-League season.[16]

Return to Philadelphia Union[edit]

On March 20, 2014 Philadelphia Union re-acquired Fred through the MLS waiver draft system. [17]

Personal life[edit]

Fred is the older brother of Júnior Carreiro, who is also a professional footballer and midfielder and his former teammate at D.C. United in 2011.

It has been reported that Fred holds a U.S. green card which would qualify him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[18]

Honors[edit]

D.C. United[edit]

Melbourne Victory[edit]

Individual[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Updated 17 October 2010

Season Brazil Campeonato Brasileiro Série D Copa do Brasil Campeonato South America Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Tupi 1998 ? ? - - - - - - ? ?
1999 ? ? - - - - - - ? ?
2000 ? ? - - - - - - ? ?
Club Total 48 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 13
Season Brazil Campeonato Brasileiro Série C Copa do Brasil Campeonato South America Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
América 2001 ? ? - - - - - - ? ?
2002 ? ? - - - - - - ? ?
2003 ? ? - - - - - - ? ?
2004 ? ? - - - - - - ? ?
Club Total 80 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 20
Season Brazil Campeonato Brasileiro Série B Copa do Brasil Campeonato South America Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Guarani 2005 ? ? - - - - - - ? ?
2006 ? ? - - - - - - ? ?
Club Total 35 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 8
Season Australia A-League Asia Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Melbourne Victory 2006–07 17 4 - - - - - - 17 4
Club Total 17 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 4
Season United States MLS U.S. Open Cup MLS Cup Playoffs North America Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
D.C. United 2007 26 7 0 0 2 0 ? ? 28 7
Club Total 26 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 28 7
Season New Zealand A-League Asia Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Wellington Phoenix 2008–09 3 1 - - - - - - 3 1
Club Total 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Season United States MLS U.S. Open Cup MLS Cup Playoffs North America Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
D.C. United 2008 23 2 4 1 - - 7 1 34 4
2009 23 2 2 0 - - 4 1 29 3
Club Total 46 4 6 1 0 0 11 2 63 7
Philadelphia Union 2010 25 4 - - - - - - 25 4
Club Total 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 4
Career Total 279 61 6 1 6 0 11 2 302 62

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philadelphia Union. 20 March 2014 http://www.philadelphiaunion.com/news/2014/03/union-sign-brazilian-midfielder-fred |url= missing title (help). 
  2. ^ "Stats, scores and schedules". The Washington Post. 19 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "United Finalizes Deal for Fred". Washington Post. 8 March 2007. 
  4. ^ Bernard, Grantley (10 March 2007). "Fred snubs Victory". Herald Sun. 
  5. ^ Goff, Steven (16 July 2007). "Small Name, Big Game". Washington Post. Retrieved 4 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Fred returns with Phoenix". Wellington Phoenix F.C. 14 November 2008. 
  7. ^ "Fred's gone for the season". Dominion Post. 18 December 2008. 
  8. ^ D.C United Sends Fred to Philadelphia, Reacquires Goalie Troy Perkins. necn.com (13 January 2010)
  9. ^ MLS unveils players for Re-Entry Process draft. mlssoccer.com (3 December 2010)
  10. ^ Union lose Seitz, Fred in Re-Entry Draft. Philadelphia Union (15 December 2010). Retrieved on 2013-07-20.
  11. ^ Veteran Fred pursuing other career opportunities. MLSsoccer.com (4 January 2011). Retrieved on 2013-07-20.
  12. ^ D.C. United re-acquires Brazilian midfielder Fred. dcunited.com (18 February 2011)
  13. ^ Heart swoops for star duo : The World Game on SBS. Theworldgame.sbs.com.au (20 June 2011). Retrieved on 2013-07-20.
  14. ^ "Stats, scores and schedules". The Washington Post. 17 June 2011. 
  15. ^ Return Of The Fred...Again? – Australia News – Australian FourFourTwo – The Ultimate Football Website. Au.fourfourtwo.com (16 June 2011). Retrieved on 2013-07-20.
  16. ^ Davutovic, David (9 April 2013) Melbourne Heart axes four players as club looks to rebound from worst-ever finish. Herald Sun
  17. ^ http://www.philadelphiaunion.com/news/2014/03/union-sign-brazilian-midfielder-fred
  18. ^ http://www.phillysoccerpage.net/2010/10/27/expansion-draft-preview/

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