Freddy (Angolan footballer)
|Full name||Frederico Castro Roque Santos|
|Date of birth||14 August 1979|
|Place of birth||Malanje, Angola|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 June 2015.
Born in Malanje, Freddy spent 11 seasons at G.D. Estoril Praia – youth years comprised – playing two seasons in the third division and one in the second as a senior. In 2001–02 he made his top level debuts, being coached by a young José Mourinho and playing in 22 games (17 as a substitute) as the team qualified to the UEFA Intertoto Cup; during four years, he only started in 16 of the league games he appeared in.
Freddy started 2005–06 with Moreirense F.C. in the second level, but transferred to Al-Gharafa Sports Club in Qatar in the next transfer window. He would also split the following campaign, between C.D. Aves (top division) and Malaysia's Negeri Sembilan FA, appearing in six AFC Cup games during his short spell with the latter and scoring three goals.
The Palancas Negras eventually qualified for the final stages in Germany – a first-ever – but he was overlooked for the final squad of 23.