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.
|Full name||Nuno Miguel Frechaut Barreto|
|Date of birth||24 September 1977|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Defender / Midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Lisbon, Frechaut emerged through Vitória de Setúbal's youth academy, making his first-team – and Primeira Liga – debut 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, Frechaut joined S.C. Braga in January 2006. 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.
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.
Frechaut 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.
- "Lembra-se deles? Há 15 anos o Boavista foi campeão nacional" [Remember them? Boavista were national champions 15 years ago] (in Portuguese). TSF. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
- Fresh start for Frechaut; UEFA, 4 January 2005
- Luíz and Frechaut trade places; UEFA, 24 January 2006
- "Metz: Officiel pour Frechaut" [Metz: Official for Frechaut] (in French). Mercato 365. 31 August 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
- "Mercado: Boavista promove regresso de antigas estrelas" [Market: Boavista promote return of former stars] (in Portuguese). Futebol 365. 26 August 2012. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
- "Caprichos de um vento errante" [Whims of a wandering wind]. Público (in Portuguese). 3 June 2001. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
- Nuno Frechaut – FIFA competition record