Fredua Koranteng "Freddy" Adu is an American soccer player who plays primarily as an attacking midfielder, but also 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, he became a journeyman, playing for fourteen teams in eight countries: the United States, Portugal, Monaco, Greece, Turkey, Brazil, Serbia, and Finland. 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.
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About Freddy Adu
Ghana-born American winger who was a highly regarded soccer prodigy and became the youngest athlete to ever sign a professional contract in the USA at the age of 14 as well as the youngest player to compete in an MLS game at the age of 16.
He was the top scorer in the U-14 U.S. Olympic Development Program.
He was named to the MLS All-Star team two times, in 2004 and 2006.
He was involved in a relationship with the singer JoJo; he grew up with a younger brother named Fro.
He played alongside Landon Donovan on the US national team from 2006 to 2011.
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- D.C. United draft picks
- Kuopion Palloseura players
- American expatriate sportspeople in Turkey
- Sportspeople from Rockville, Maryland
- Ghanaian emigrants to the United States
- American expatriate sportspeople in Portugal
- Parade High School All-Americans (boys' soccer)
- Soccer players from Maryland
- African-American soccer players
- Philadelphia Union players
- Tampa Bay Rowdies players
- FK Jagodina players
- Çaykur Rizespor footballers
- Real Salt Lake players
- Designated Players (MLS)
- United States men's under-23 international soccer players
- Expatriate footballers in Monaco
- Olympic soccer players of the United States
- Major League Soccer All-Stars
- D.C. United players
- Aris Thessaloniki F.C. players
- Esporte Clube Bahia players
- United States men's under-20 international soccer players
- United States men's youth international soccer players
- Footballers at the 2008 Summer Olympics
- C.F. Os Belenenses players
- AS Monaco FC players
- Expatriate footballers in Serbia
- TFF First League players