Nuno Frechaut

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Nuno Frechaut
Personal information
Full name Nuno Miguel Frechaut Barreto
Date of birth (1977-09-24) 24 September 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Youth career
1987–1996 Vitória Setúbal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2000 Vitória Setúbal 74 (2)
2000–2004 Boavista 84 (5)
2005 Dynamo Moscow 15 (1)
2006–2009 Braga 75 (4)
2009–2011 Metz 39 (0)
2011–2012 Naval 8 (0)
2012–2014 Boavista 19 (2)
Total 314 (14)
National team
1998–1999 Portugal U21 8 (0)
2001–2005 Portugal 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nuno Miguel Frechaut Barreto (born 24 September 1977), known as Frechaut (Portuguese pronunciation: [fɾɛˈʃo]), is a Portuguese retired footballer. A defender or midfielder, he could occupy a variety of positions.

He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 233 games and 11 goals over the course of 13 seasons, representing in the competition Vitória de Setúbal, Boavista and Braga.

Frechaut appeared for Portugal at the 2002 World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Born in Lisbon, Frechaut emerged through Vitória de Setúbal's youth ranks, making his first-team – and Primeira Liga – debuts in the 1996–97 season, at the age of 19. He went on to represent Boavista F.C. until December 2004, winning the national championship for the latter in 2001 whilst appearing mainly as right back.

After a failed Russian experience with FC Dynamo Moscow,[1] Frechaut joined S.C. Braga in January 2006.[2] In very late August 2009, after three further full campaigns of regular use (an average of 22 games, with two UEFA Cup qualifications), he left the Minho club and Portugal, agreeing to a three-year contract with French Ligue 2 side FC Metz.[3]

In August 2012, after appearing rarely for Associação Naval 1º de Maio in the second division, 35-year-old Frechaut returned to Boavista, reuniting with former teammate Petit at the third level team.[4]

International career[edit]

Frechaut gained 17 caps for Portugal, still as a Boavista player, the first coming on 2 June 2001 in a 1–1 draw with Republic of Ireland for the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

He was part of the nation's squads at both the 2002 World Cup – where he played and started in the national side's only win in the competition, the 4–0 against Poland – and the 2004 Summer Olympics.[5]


  1. ^ Fresh start for Frechaut;, 4 January 2005
  2. ^ Luíz and Frechaut trade places;, 24 January 2006
  3. ^ "Metz: Officiel pour Frechaut" [Metz: Official for Frechaut] (in French). Mercato 365. 31 August 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mercado: Boavista promove regresso de antigas estrelas" [Market: Boavista promotes return of former stars] (in Portuguese). Futebol 365. 26 August 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Nuno FrechautFIFA competition record

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