Freddy (Angolan footballer)

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Personal information
Full name Frederico Castro Roque Santos
Date of birth (1979-08-14) 14 August 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Malanje, Angola
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1990–1998 Estoril
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Estoril 79 (21)
2001–2005 União Leiria 89 (6)
2005 Moreirense 10 (1)
2006 Al-Gharafa 0 (0)
2006 Aves 9 (0)
2007 Negeri Sembilan 6 (3)
2007 Doxa 7 (3)
2008 Enosis Neon 26 (13)
2009–2011 AEL Limassol 68 (24)
2011–2013 Omonia 53 (23)
2013 1º Agosto
2014 Caála 6 (1)
Total 353 (95)
National team
2004–2005 Angola 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Frederico Castro Roque dos Santos (born 14 August 1979), known as Freddy, is an Angolan retired footballer who played as a forward.

He spent most of his professional career in Portugal and Cyprus.

Club career[edit]

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 Primeira Liga 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 from Qatar in the next transfer window. He would also split the following campaign, between C.D. Aves (top flight) and Malaysia's Negeri Sembilan FA, appearing in six AFC Cup games during his short spell with the latter and scoring three goals.[1]

In the 2007 summer, Freddy moved countries again, signing with Doxa Katokopias F.C. in Cyprus. In January of the following year, he stayed in the country and joined Enosis Neon Paralimni FC.

Still in Cyprus, in January 2009 Freddy signed for AEL Limassol, scoring twenty Cypriot First Division goals in his first two full seasons combined but seeing his team come out empty in silverware.

International career[edit]

Freddy appeared for Angola during the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, scoring his only international goal in a 1–0 home win against Rwanda, on 5 September 2004.[2] The Palancas Negras eventually qualified for the final stages in Germany – a first-ever – but he was overlooked for the final squad of 23.




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