Fred (footballer, born 1993)

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Fred
Fred Brazil (cropped).jpg
Fred training with Brazil at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos[1]
Date of birth (1993-03-05) 5 March 1993 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Manchester United
Number 17
Youth career
2003–2009 Atlético Mineiro
2009–2010 Porto Alegre
2010–2011 Internacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Internacional 33 (7)
2013–2018 Shakhtar Donetsk 101 (10)
2018– Manchester United 18 (1)
National team
2013–2014 Brazil U20 3 (0)
2014– Brazil 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:13, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2018

Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos (born 5 March 1993), known as Fred (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈfɾɛd(ʒ)i]), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English Premier League club Manchester United and the Brazil national team.

Fred started his career at Brazilian club Internacional, where he won the Campeonato Gaúcho twice.[3] On 26 June 2013, he signed for Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk,[4] where he won 10 trophies, including four Ukrainian Premier League titles.[5] In 2018, Fred signed for Manchester United.[6]

Fred was part of Brazil's squad for the 2015 Copa América in Chile,[7] starting in their final two Group C matches as they reached the quarter-finals. He was named in Brazil's final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[8]

Club career[edit]

Internacional[edit]

Fred started his career at Brazilian club Internacional, where he won the Campeonato Gaúcho twice.[3]

Shakhtar Donetsk[edit]

Fred playing for Shakhtar Donetsk in 2016

On 26 June 2013, Fred signed for Ukrainian team Shakhtar Donetsk in a deal worth €15 million.[4] He scored two goals on his competitive debut in the Ukrainian Super Cup, helping Shakhtar to a 3–1 victory over Chornomorets Odesa.[9]

During the Ukrainian crisis, Fred was among the six Shakhtar players who refused to return to Donetsk in July 2014 following a pre-season friendly against Olympique Lyonnais in France.[10]

On 21 February 2018, Fred scored his first goal in the UEFA Champions League in the round of 16 first leg with AS Roma, with Shakhtar winning 2–1.[11]

With Shakhtar, Fred won 10 trophies, including four Ukrainian Premier League titles.[5]

Manchester United[edit]

On 5 June 2018, Premier League club Manchester United reached an agreement to sign Fred.[6] He agreed a five-year contract with the option to extend for a further year.[12] On 11 August, he made his club debut in a 2–1 victory over Leicester City in their first league game of the season.[13]

International career[edit]

Due to an injury to Luiz Gustavo, Fred was called up to Brazil's squad for the 2015 Copa América in Chile,[7] starting in their final two Group C matches as they reached the quarter-finals.

In May 2018, he was named in Tite's final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[8]

Doping case[edit]

Fred tested positive for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide in a sample collected during the 2015 Copa América.[14] On 14 December 2015, he received a one-year suspension from CONMEBOL,[15] which was made effective worldwide by FIFA on 5 February 2016 and backdated to 27 June 2015.[1] After he played the first half of the 2016–17 season, the World Anti-Doping Agency appealed a demand for a two-year suspension to as well be backdated to June 2015, which Fred began to serve in March 2017.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 14 September 2019[3]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental[c] Other[d] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Internacional 2012 Série A 28 6 0 0 0 0 5 0 33 6
2013 Série A 5 1 2 0 0 0 15 1 22 2
Total 33 7 2 0 0 0 20 1 55 8
Shakhtar Donetsk 2013–14 Ukrainian Premier League 23 2 3 0 4 0 1 2 31 4
2014–15 Ukrainian Premier League 22 1 6 0 7 0 0 0 35 1
2015–16 Ukrainian Premier League 12 2 0 0 10 0 1 0 23 2
2016–17 Ukrainian Premier League 18 2 0 0 10 1 1 0 29 3
2017–18 Ukrainian Premier League 26 3 3 0 8 1 0 0 37 4
Total 101 10 12 0 39 2 3 2 155 14
Manchester United 2018–19 Premier League 17 1 1 0 1 0 6 0 25 1
2019–20 Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 18 1 1 0 1 0 6 0 26 1
Career total 152 18 15 0 1 0 45 2 23 3 236 23

International[edit]

As of match played 12 October 2018[17]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Brazil 2014 2 0
2015 4 0
2018 5 0
Total 11 0

Honours[edit]

Internacional[3]

Shakhtar Donetsk[3][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIFA extends sanction for anti-doping rule violation against Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos". FIFA. 5 February 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: Brazil" (PDF). FIFA. 10 June 2018. p. 4. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e Fred at Soccerway. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Shakhtar signed a contract with Fred". FC Shakhtar Donetsk. 26 June 2013. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ a b c "8 Fred – Shakhtar". FC Shakhtar Donetsk. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Man Utd: Fred deal agreed and Diogo Dalot set to sign". BBC Sport. 5 June 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Brazil's Luiz Gustavo to miss Copa America due to knee surgery". ESPN FC. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  8. ^ a b "World Cup: Neymar named in Brazil's 23-man squad". BBC Sport. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Суперкубок уезжает в Донецк" [Super Cup goes to Donetsk] (in Russian). FC Shaktar Donetsk. 10 July 2013. Archived from the original on 22 July 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ "Six Shakhtar Donetsk players refusing to return to Ukraine due to conflict". The Guardian. London. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Shakhtar Donetsk-Roma – Slick Shakhtar come from behind to beat Roma". UEFA. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Fred is officially a Red!". Manchester United F.C. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  13. ^ "The perfect midfield partner? Paul Pogba rates Fred's Manchester United debut". Metro. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Fred tests positive in anti-doping screening taken during Copa America". ESPN FC. 27 July 2015.
  15. ^ "Younger Fred banned by CONMEBOL for a year over drug use". Reuters. Rio de Janeiro. 15 December 2015.
  16. ^ "Полузащитник "Шахтера" Фред дисквалифицирован до июля" ["Shakhtar" midfielder Fred disqualified until July]. Segodnya (in Russian). Kiev. 13 March 2017.
  17. ^ "Fred". National Football Teams. Retrieved 12 October 2018.

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