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Encyclopedia > Brad Friedel
Brad Friedel
Personal information
Full name Bradley Howard Friedel
Date of birth May 18, 1971 (1971-05-18) (age 36)
Place of birth    Lakewood, Ohio, U.S.
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Blackburn Rovers
Number 1
Youth clubs
1990-1992 UCLA
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1994
1994
1995
1995-1997
1997-2000
2000-
Newcastle United (loan)
Brøndby (loan)
Galatasaray
Columbus Crew
Liverpool
Blackburn Rovers
000 (0)
010 (0)
030 (0)
045 (0)
025 (0)
256 (1)   
National team2
1992-2004 United States 082 (0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 22:40, 29 September 2007 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 12:00, 27 June 2006 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals) Image File history File links Brad-warmup. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Lakewood is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... A goalkeeper. ... Blackburn Rovers Football Club are an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... The UCLA Bruins are the sports teams for University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). ... Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) are an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne. ... Brøndby IF is a Danish professional football (soccer) club based in the town of Brøndby, on the western outskirts of Copenhagen. ... For other uses of Galatasaray, see Galatasaray (disambiguation) Galatasaray Spor Kulübü (in English: Galatasaray Sports Club) or Galatasaray SK is a Turkish sports club based in Istanbul which is famous for its football section. ... Year founded 1994 League Major League Soccer Nickname The Crew, Americas Hardest Working Team Stadium Columbus Crew Stadium Columbus, OH Coach Sigi Schmid Owner Clark Hunt First Game Columbus Crew 4–0 D.C. United (Ohio Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win Columbus Crew 6–1 New England Revolution... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Blackburn Rovers Football Club are an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ...

Bradley ("Brad") Howard Friedel (born May 18, 1971 in Lakewood, Ohio) is an American international football (soccer) goalkeeper who plays for Blackburn Rovers in the English Premier League. He played 82 games for the United States national team between 1992 and 2005, and represented his country at three FIFA World Cup tournaments. is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Lakewood is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Greater Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... A football goalkeeper leaves the ground to parry a shot on goal In many team sports, a goalkeeper (termed goaltender, netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal. ... Blackburn Rovers Football Club are an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... First international Unofficial: USA 0 - 1 Canada  (Newark, NJ, USA; November 28, 1885) Official:  Sweden 2 - 3 USA (Stockholm, Sweden; August 20, 1916) Biggest win USA 8 - 1 Cayman Islands  (Mission Viejo, CA, USA; November 14, 1993) USA 7 - 0 El Salvador  (Los Angeles, CA, USA; December 5, 1993) USA... For the club competition, see FIFA Club World Cup. ...

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Youth and college

Friedel grew up in Bay Village, Ohio, where he attended Westerly Elementary School, Bay Middle School and Bay High School. Growing up, Friedel played several sports, including soccer, basketball and tennis and excelled in all three sports. He earned Bay High's Outstanding Athlete of the Year award in 1989. As an All-State basketball player in Ohio, he was invited to try out as a walk-on for UCLA's basketball team in 1990. He began as a forward on his youth soccer team before moving into goal. Friedel graduated from Bay High in 1989.[1] His mother, Sue Friedel, was adviser to the high school girls' kick and flag lines, the Rockettes and Junior Rockettes. Bay Village is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the...


Friedel studied at UCLA where he was a member of the men's soccer team. Over his three seasons at UCLA (1990-1992), he established himself as one of the greatest collegiate goalkeepers. In 1990, he backstopped the Bruins to the NCAA championship. He was selected as the first team All American goalkeeper in 1991 and 1992 and won the Hermann Trophy in 1992 as the top collegiate goalkeeper. SoccerAmerica magazine named Friedel to its College Team of the Century. The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... The NCAA began conducting a mens soccer national championship tournament in 1959 with an eight-team tournament. ... The NCAA each year names the 11 best Division I college soccer players to its annual First-Team All-American list. ... 2004 Hermann Trophy winner Danny ORourke playing for the Indiana Hoosiers in 2004 The Hermann Trophy is awarded annually by the lesbians to the United Statess top male and female college soccer players. ... Soccer America Magazine is a weekly magazine devoted to soccer founded in the early 1970s and still being published. ... The Soccer America College Team of the Century were chosen by the editors of the American periodical Soccer America to comprise, as one mens and one womens eleven-member side divided each as one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders, and three forwards, the best players of collegiate association...


Professional career

Friedel left UCLA early to pursue a professional career. He began by attempting to sign with Nottingham Forest F.C., but was denied a British work permit, the first in several such failed attempts to move to England. Instead, Friedel signed a contract with the United States Soccer Federation to play exclusively with the U.S. national team as it prepared for the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Following the end of the cup, Friedel began searching for a professional club. Nottingham Forest Football Club is an English professional football club based at The City Ground in Nottingham, England. ... The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) (trademarked as U.S. Soccer Federation) is the official governing body of the sport of soccer in the United States. ... First international Unofficial: USA 0 - 1 Canada  (Newark, NJ, USA; November 28, 1885) Official:  Sweden 2 - 3 USA (Stockholm, Sweden; August 20, 1916) Biggest win USA 8 - 1 Cayman Islands  (Mission Viejo, CA, USA; November 14, 1993) USA 7 - 0 El Salvador  (Los Angeles, CA, USA; December 5, 1993) USA... Qualifying countries The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. ...


Friedel was signed by manager Kevin Keegan of Newcastle United, but was again denied a work permit. While awaiting approval from the British authorities, he practiced with Newcastle as an on loan player from USSF. When the work permit was not approved, Friedel negotiated a loan from USSF to Danish Superliga club Brøndby IF. He played for the club for several months, first as a back up to Mogens Krogh, then as a starter when Krogh expressed an interest in leaving the club.[2] Friedel remained with Brøndby until he returned to the U.S. to rejoin the national team, then preparing for the 1995 U.S. Cup and Copa America. Joseph Kevin Keegan, OBE (born February 14, 1951 in Armthorpe, South Yorkshire, England)[1] is a former English football coach and one of the all-time greatest players. ... Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) are an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne. ... The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) (trademarked as U.S. Soccer Federation) is the official governing body of the sport of soccer in the United States. ... The Danish Superliga is the current Danish football championship tournament. ... Brøndby IF is a Danish professional football (soccer) club based in the town of Brøndby, on the western outskirts of Copenhagen. ... Mogens Krogh (born 31 October 1963) is a retired professional football (soccer) player who is currently the goalkeeper coach for the youth teams of Brøndby IF. In his active career, Krogh was the first choice goalkeeper of Brøndby from 1991 to his retirement in December 2001, playing 464... The 1995 U.S. Cup was a four nation invitational tournament organized by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) in June 1995. ... The 1995 Copa América football (soccer) tournament was staged in Uruguay. ...


After the two tournaments, Friedel attempted a third time to join a British club, this time Sunderland. However, when Friedel again failed to receive a British work permit, his agent negotiated a $1.1 million transfer from USSF to leading Turkish team Galatasaray in 1995. Galatasaray were managed by Friedel's future Blackburn manager Graeme Souness. He moved to the Columbus Crew of MLS in 1997, and on to English club Liverpool in 1998. At Liverpool he had a difficult time, managing just over 30 games in almost three years. Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional football club, based at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in North-East England. ... For other uses of Galatasaray, see Galatasaray (disambiguation) Galatasaray Spor Kulübü (in English: Galatasaray Sports Club) or Galatasaray SK is a Turkish sports club based in Istanbul which is famous for its football section. ... Graeme James Souness (IPA: []) (born 6 May 1953 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former professional football player and manager. ... Year founded 1994 League Major League Soccer Nickname The Crew, Americas Hardest Working Team Stadium Columbus Crew Stadium Columbus, OH Coach Sigi Schmid Owner Clark Hunt First Game Columbus Crew 4–0 D.C. United (Ohio Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win Columbus Crew 6–1 New England Revolution... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ...


In November 2000, he was signed to Blackburn Rovers by Graeme Souness on a free transfer after a work permit was secured. He has had extremely consistent performances ever since joining during Rovers' promotion winning 2000-01 season. His assured performances ensured Blackburn's return to the Premiership. Graeme James Souness (IPA: []) (born 6 May 1953 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former professional football player and manager. ... In football (soccer), a free transfer involves a team releasing a player once their contract has expired or made available just before the end of the contract. ... The 2000-2001 season was the 121st season of competitive football in England. ...


Memorable performances in goal for Blackburn include playing against Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup Final in 2002. He was named Man of the Match after a string of incredible saves, a 2-1 win over Arsenal at Highbury in late 2002 when he made several immense saves. He was only beaten by a deflected free kick but his phenomenal performance ensured Rovers held out for a surprise win and a 2-1 win against Fulham in the same season when he saved a penalty kick amongst many other shots. Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English professional football club which plays in the Premier League. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... In sport, a man of the match or player of the game or man of the series award is given to the outstanding player in a particular match or series. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... Highbury Clock is located just north of Highbury Fields, near the junction of Highbury Barn and Highbury Hill. ... Fulham Football Club are an English football team based in Fulham, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. ...


At the end of the 2002-03 season, Friedel was selected for the Premiership Starting XI for the 15 clean sheets he kept, earning himself the Blackburn Player of the Year award as well. On February 21, 2004, in an away game against Charlton Athletic, Friedel scored a goal from open play in the 90th minute, a rare occurrence for a goalkeeper. Friedel's goal equalised the game at 2-2, but seconds later Charlton scored again and went on to win the match 3-2. The 2002-2003 season was the 123rd season of competitive football (soccer) in England, from August 2002 to July 2003: // England national team Key: ECQ = 2004 European Championship qualifiers, F = Friendly; scores are written England first European club competitions UEFA Champions League Manchester United - Quarter finals Arsenal - Second group phase... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On September 9, 2006, Blackburn Rovers were playing an away game against Sheffield United in the Barclays Premier League and Friedel saved 2 penalties in this game also pulling off a string of saves, and the game finished up 0-0, with Friedel been handed the Man Of The Match award for one of the best performances of his career. The only games he has missed in the last 5 years have been down to injury and when he had to link up with the US squad for the 2002 Football World Cup (Rovers had already avoided relegation). is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sheffield United Football Club is a professional English football club based in the City of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... (Redirected from 2002 Football World Cup) The 2002 Football World Cup was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ...


On April 14, 2006, Friedel extended his contract with Blackburn Rovers, stating his love for the club as a reason. [3] April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


International career

Friedel is the third most-capped goalkeeper in U.S. national team history and gained his first international cap against Canada in 1992, in which game he managed to keep a clean sheet. He was the first choice goalkeeper for the U.S 1992 Olympic team; however, he was unable to beat out Tony Meola as first choice keeper for the U.S. team at the 1994 World Cup. His chance came, and Friedel made his World Cup debut in the 1998 World Cup where he conceded one goal as the U.S. lost to Yugoslavia. He lived up to his growing reputation in the 2002 World Cup as the U.S. went on a surprising run to the quarterfinals, which included a 3-2 defeat of Portugal in group play and a 2-0 second-round win over arch-rival Mexico before a loss to Germany (the eventual runner-up). He also became the first keeper to save two penalty kicks during regular play (as opposed to penalty shootouts) in a World Cup finals tournament since 1974. He was dubbed "The Human Wall" by fans during the spectacular 2002 World Cup run.[4] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Cap (sport). ... The 92 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... This biography does not cite any references or sources. ... Qualifying countries The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. ... Qualifying countries The 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 16th staging of the World Cup, was held in France from June 10 to July 12 after 60 years to celebrate the third edition scheduled in 1938. ... First international Czechoslovakia 7 - 0 Yugoslavia[1] (Antwerp, Belgium; 28 August 1920) Brazil 2 - 0 Yugoslavia (Porto Alegre, Brazil; 23 December 1994) Serbia and Montenegro 2 - 2 Azerbaijan (Podgorica, Serbia and Montenegro; 12 February 2003) Czech Republic - Serbia (Prague, Czech Republic; 16 August 2006 Largest win Yugoslavia 10 - 1 India... Qualifying countries The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... Players taking up positions prior to a penalty kick; note that the goalkeeper is not yet in the required position A penalty kick is a type of free kick in association football (soccer), taken from twelve yards (eleven metres) out from goal and with only the goalkeeper of the defending... Penalty shootouts, officially named kicks from the penalty mark, are a method sometimes used to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament (or wins the tournament) following a draw in a game of football. ...


On February 7, 2005, Friedel announced his retirement from international football. Soon thereafter, he signed a new contract to finish his Premier League career with Blackburn. He is also breaking ground in 2006 on his dream project, Premier Soccer Academies, a US10,000,000 project that will emulate player development facilities found worldwide, but in the United States. The mission of Premier Soccer Academies is to provide athletes with world-class coaching and facilities regardless of their socioeconomic background. It will be located in Lorain, Ohio. is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location within the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country State County Lorain Founded 1807 Government  - Mayor John Romoser (R) Area  - City  24. ...


Personal life

He is married to Tracy and has two daughters, Izabella and Allegra.


Honours

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... The NCAA each year names the 11 best Division I college soccer players to its annual First-Team All-American list. ... 2004 Hermann Trophy winner Danny ORourke playing for the Indiana Hoosiers in 2004 The Hermann Trophy is awarded annually by the lesbians to the United Statess top male and female college soccer players. ... In the United States, Major League Soccer (MLS) has handed out a Goalkeeper of the Year Award since its inception in 1996. ... The 1999 Confederations Cup tournament was hosted by Mexico in July and August of 1999. ... The U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year is given by the United States Soccer Federation to the American soccer players judged best in the calendar year. ...

External links

  • Brad Friedel articles on Yanks Abroad
  • Brad Friedel career stats at Soccerbase
  • Friedel's U.S. development facility
  • Current ESPN Stats
Preceded by
Earnie Stewart
U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year
2002
Succeeded by
Landon Donovan

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Brad Friedel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (641 words)
Friedel studied at UCLA (where he was a NCAA champion in 1990 and won the Hermann Trophy in 1992) and has been contracted to Danish side Brøndby, Turkish team Galatasaray, the Columbus Crew of MLS, and Liverpool.
Friedel is the third most-capped goalkeeper in U.S. national team history and gained his first international cap against Canada in 1992 in which he managed to keep a clean sheet.
At the end of the 2002-03 season, Friedel was selected for the Premiership Starting XI for the 15 clean sheets he kept, earning himself the Blackburn Player of the Year award as well.
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