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 25)[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 8 (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 17:15, 8 December 2018 (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 Premier League club Manchester United and the Brazil national team.

Club career[edit]

Shakhtar Donetsk[edit]

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

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.[5]

On 21 February 2018, Fred scored his first goal in the UEFA Champions League in the round of 16's first leg with AS Roma. The match ended 2–1 for his team.[6]

Manchester United[edit]

On 5 June 2018, Premier League club Manchester United reached an agreement to sign Fred.[7] He was officially introduced on the club's website 16 days later. He agreed a five-year contract with the option to extend for a further year.[8] On 11 August, he made his club debut in a 2–1 victory over Leicester City in their first league game of the season.[9]

International career[edit]

Due to the injury to Luiz Gustavo, Fred was called up to Brazil's squad for the 2015 Copa América in Chile,[10] 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.[11]

Doping case[edit]

Fred tested positive for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide in a sample collected during the 2015 Copa América.[12] On 14 December 2015, he received a one-year suspension from CONMEBOL,[13] 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.[14] As of July 2017, he was cleared by all organizations.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 8 December 2018[15]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup Continental[b] Other[c] 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 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 22 1 6 0 7 0 0 0 35 1
2015–16 12 2 0 0 10 0 1 0 23 2
2016–17 18 2 0 0 10 1 1 0 29 3
2017–18 26 3 3 0 8 1 0 0 37 4
Total 101 10 12 0 39 2 3 2 156 14
Manchester United 2018–19 Premier League 8 1 0 0 1[d] 0 2 0 11 1
Career Total 142 18 14 0 1 0 41 2 23 3 221 23

International[edit]

As of match played 12 October 2018[16]
Brazil
Year Apps Goals
2014 2 0
2015 4 0
2016 0 0
2017 0 0
2018 5 0
Total 11 0

Honours[edit]

Internacional[15]

Shakhtar Donetsk[15][17]

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. ^ "Shakhtar signed a contract with Fred". FC Shakhtar Donetsk. 26 June 2013. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Six Shakhtar Donetsk players refusing to return to Ukraine due to conflict". The Guardian. London. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Shakhtar Donetsk-Roma – Slick Shakhtar come from behind to beat Roma". UEFA. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Man Utd: Fred deal agreed and Diogo Dalot set to sign". BBC Sport. 5 June 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Fred is officially a Red!". Manchester United F.C. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  9. ^ "The perfect midfield partner? Paul Pogba rates Fred's Manchester United debut". Metro. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Brazil's Luiz Gustavo to miss Copa America due to knee surgery". ESPN FC. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  11. ^ "World Cup: Neymar named in Brazil's 23-man squad". BBC Sport. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Fred tests positive in anti-doping screening taken during Copa America". ESPN FC. 27 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Younger Fred banned by CONMEBOL for a year over drug use". Reuters. Rio de Janeiro. 15 December 2015.
  14. ^ "Полузащитник "Шахтера" Фред дисквалифицирован до июля" ["Shakhtar" midfielder Fred disqualified until July]. Segodnya (in Russian). Kiev. 13 March 2017.
  15. ^ a b c Fred at Soccerway. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Fred". National Football Teams. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  17. ^ "8 Fred – Shakhtar". FC Shakhtar Donetsk. Retrieved 26 May 2018.

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