Fred (footballer, born 1993)

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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
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 37 (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 22:17, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2018

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 careerEdit

InternacionalEdit

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

Shakhtar DonetskEdit

 
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 UnitedEdit

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]

On 7 December 2019 Fred was allegedly racially abused by Manchester City fans during the Manchester derby.[14]

International careerEdit

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 caseEdit

Fred tested positive for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide in a sample collected during the 2015 Copa América.[15] On 14 December 2015, he received a one-year suspension from CONMEBOL,[16] 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 one-year suspension to as well be backdated to June 2015, which Fred began to serve in March 2017.[17]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 26 January 2020[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 20 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 29 0
Total 37 1 4 0 4 0 9 0 54 1
Career total 171 18 18 0 4 0 48 2 23 3 264 23

InternationalEdit

As of match played 12 October 2018[18]
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

HonoursEdit

Internacional[3]

Shakhtar Donetsk[3][5]

ReferencesEdit

  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 26 January 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Shakhtar signed a contract with Fred". FC Shakhtar Donetsk. 26 June 2013. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013.
  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.
  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. ^ "Manchester City 1-2 Manchester United: FA to investigate allegations of racist abuse". 8 December 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  15. ^ "Fred tests positive in anti-doping screening taken during Copa America". ESPN FC. 27 July 2015.
  16. ^ "Younger Fred banned by CONMEBOL for a year over drug use". Reuters. Rio de Janeiro. 15 December 2015.
  17. ^ "Полузащитник "Шахтера" Фред дисквалифицирован до июля" ["Shakhtar" midfielder Fred disqualified until July]. Segodnya (in Russian). Kiev. 13 March 2017. Archived from the original on 13 June 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  18. ^ "Fred". National Football Teams. Retrieved 12 October 2018.

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