Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos, known as Fred, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English Premier League club Manchester United and the Brazil national team. Fred started his career at Brazilian club Internacional, where he won the Campeonato Gaúcho twice. In June 2013, he signed for Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk, where he won 10 trophies, including three Ukrainian Premier League titles. In 2018, Fred signed for Manchester United. Fred represented Brazil at under-20 level, before making his senior international debut in November 2014. He was part of Brazil's squad for the 2015 Copa América in Chile, starting in their first 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.
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About Frederico Rodrigues Santos
Known simply as Fred, he earned fame as a midfielder playing in Brazil and Ukraine for FC Shakhtar Donetsk. He originally gained renown as an attacking midfielder for Brazil's Serie A club Internacional between 2011-2013.
He began his youth career in 2003 for Atletico Mineiro. He debuted professionally in 2011 for Internacional.
He played for Brazil's senior national team in 2015 at the Copa America tournament. He contributed to the Ukrainian Premier League-winning FC Shakhtar Donetsk squad in 2013-2014.
He was born and raised in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
He and Darijo Srna have played for Shakhtar Donetsk FC as starting teammates.
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