Freddy Adu Biography, Age, Net worth, Wife, Soccer, Stats

Freddy Adu Biography

Freddy Adu “Fredua Koranteng” is an American soccer player. He plays primarily as an attacking midfielder, but he is also used as a winger or forward. From before the time of his signing with D.C. United at the age of 14, Adu was spoken of and treated as the future of United States soccer; even being referred to as “the next Pelé”. However, he failed to live up to the expectations and after leaving D.C. United in 2006, has turned into a journeyman, playing for fourteen teams in eight different countries.
At D.C. United, Adu broke several records. First, he became the youngest athlete ever to sign a professional contract in the United States, after he was selected by the team in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft on January 16, 2004. Three months later, on April 3, 2004, he became the youngest player to appear in a Major League Soccer.

Freddy Adu Age

Freddy was born on June 2, 1989, in Tema, Ghana. He is 29 years old as of 2018.

Freddy Adu Net Worth

Freddy has an estimated net worth of $12 million.

Freddy Adu Wife

Freddy is not yet married, he had a high profile relationship with American singer Jojo with whom he dated from 2005 to 2006. According to reports that they are still good friends after breaking up in 2006. Previously he has also been in a relationship with Keisha Buchanan, a British singer, for 3 years from 2000 to 2003. He according to sources is currently dating Shadia Simmons, a Canadian actress since April 2008.

Freddy Adu Soccer

At the age of 14, he began his professional playing career with the American soccer club, DC United and became the youngest American player to ever sign a professional contract in any sports team . Adu was picked the number one in the overall draft pick in the 2004 MLS Super Draft. After a successful outing at DC United, he was transferred to a fellow American soccer club, Real Salt Lake along with goalkeeper Nick Rimando for another keeper, Jay Nolly in 2006.
He made his debut against FC Dallas on April 7, 2007, and scored his first goal for Real Salt Lake against the same team on May 20, 2007. Adu then moved to Portugal and signed with the Portuguese professional football club, Benfica in the summer of 2007 for a reported transfer fee of $ 2 million.
He went on to play for several football clubs such as Turkish football club, Caykur Rizespor Kulubu, Brazilan football club, Esporte Clube Bahia, Serbian club, FK Jagodina are some of the clubs he played. On March 22, 2018, he joined Las Vegas. However, he was released by Las Vegas at the end of their 2018 season.

What Happened To Freddy Adu

Remember when one of England’s brightest ever footballing talents, still aged only 18, swapped his boyhood club Everton for a move to Manchester United in what was at the time the highest fee ever paid for a player under the age of 20.
Freddy Adu was exactly what American ‘Soccer’ and more importantly the MLS needed, one of their own, a youth team player breaking through, capturing worldwide attention and inspiring a generation of future footballing stars.
Two weeks on from that historic introduction, Adu scored his first goal in a defeat to MetroStars, he would finish the campaign with 30 appearances 5 goals and 3 assists, while helping D.C. to win the MLS Cup.
Maybe Freddy Adu was just a good young player that didn’t develop, maybe the pressure and sponsorship deals were just too great a burden for those young shoulders, or more tragically perhaps the desire to find a superstar in the U.S. and the fast-tracking of Adu’s career adversely affected him.

Freddy Adu Stats

Freddy has participated in 14 matches, 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 yellow card and zero red cards in 2018.
Freddy Adu Fifa
His overall rating in FIFA 10 is 71 with a potential of 82. Currently, Freddy Adu is playing with numbers 19 and 30. His best stats are: Dribbling: 84, Acceleration: 84, Ball Control: 79, Reactions: 77, Sprint Speed: 77.

Freddy Adu Skills

Dempsey and Adu are similar in their willingness to try tricks or low percentage passes or flicks that most American soccer players aren’t willing to try, so when these flashes of imagination fail, the critics pounce. Unlike Adu, Dempsey has a very consistent and impressive club resume in terms of goals, performances, and playing time, but Adu deserves a certain level of respect for playing for Benfica and Bahia.
Nevertheless, Freddy Adu lived in the United States as long or longer than he lived in Ghana, and he was able to further cultivate his touch, tricks, vision, passing ability, and shooting in the United States. Adu’s quick and inventive passing combined with his trickery and scoring ability make him a rare commodity among American soccer players, but he does have a few areas of his game that need to be improved.
As Adu looks to play one-to-two touch soccer based on passing and moving with creative play, he frequently appeared to get frustrated with his former teammates in MLS’ inability to quickly receive and release passes, in addition to their failure to make runs into the pockets of space where he played passes for them.

Freddy Adu Highlights

Freddy Adu First Goal

Adu debuted for Philadelphia Union on August 13 in a match against FC Dallas and scored his first goal for the club on September 7, 2011, against New England Revolution.

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