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Encyclopedia > Freddy Adu
Freddy Adu
Personal information
Full name Fredua Koranteng Adu
Date of birth June 2, 1989 (1989-06-02) (age 18)
Place of birth    Tema, Ghana
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current club Benfica
Number 30
Youth clubs
2002-2003 IMG Soccer Academy
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2004-2006
2006-2007
2007-
D.C. United
Real Salt Lake
Benfica
87 (11)
11 0(2)
11 0(3)   
National team2
2002-03
2003-
2008-
2006-
United States U-17
United States U-20
United States U-23
United States
04 0(4)
33 (16)
03 0(4)
04 0(0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 22:53, January 14, 2008 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 03:48, February 18, 2008 (UTC).
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Fredua Koranteng "Freddy" Adu (born 2 June 1989 in Tema, Ghana) is an American footballer playing as a striker or an attacking midfielder. He currently plays for Portuguese team S.L. Benfica of the Portuguese Liga (BWINLIGA), wearing the number 30. is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... TEMA, or the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats (Türkiye Erozyonla Mücadele Ağaçlandirma in Turkish) is a non-governmental organization founded on 11 September 1992 by Turkish businessmen Hayrettin Karaca and Nihat Gökyiğit. ... Soccer redirects here. ... This article is about association football players. ... In football (soccer), an attacking midfielder is a midfielder who comes forward, either to shoot and score goals, or to support the strikers in front of him. ... For other uses, see Benfica (disambiguation). ... The Portuguese Liga (pron. ...

Contents

Childhood

Adu grew up in the port city of Tema, where he played football against men three times his age.[1] When he was eight, his mother won the Green Card Lottery, and he and his family moved to the Washington, D.C. area, and in 2003 he became a U.S. citizen. Soon after arriving in the United States, he was discovered by a local soccer coach and began playing with boys several years older. Adu attended The Heights School, a private school in Potomac, Maryland, for several years. While playing with the U.S. Olympic Development Program in an under-14 tournament against the youth squads of such traditionally strong Italian teams as Lazio of Rome and Turin’s Juventus, Freddy’s team won the competition and he led the tournament in scoring and was named MVP.[1][2] Adu was noticed by Italian football clubs, including Inter Milan, who discussed a six-figure offer for him that was turned down by his mother on the advice of his agents.He was only 10 years old at that time. TEMA, or the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats (Türkiye Erozyonla Mücadele AÄŸaçlandirma in Turkish) is a non-governmental organization founded on 11 September 1992 by Turkish businessmen Hayrettin Karaca and Nihat GökyiÄŸit. ... The Diversity Immigrant Visa program is a United States congressionally mandated lottery program for receiving a United States Permanent Resident Card. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... The Heights School is a private, independent, preparatory school for boys in Potomac, Maryland. ... Potomac is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. ... S.S. Lazio (Italian: Società Sportiva Lazio SpA) is an Italian football club based in Rome. ... Juventus Football Club (Latin for Youth, pronounced yoo-VEHN-toos) is one of Italys oldest and most successful football clubs, based in Turin. ... Football Club Internazionale Milano, commonly referred to as simply Internazionale, Inter or Inter Milan[1], is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy, founded in 1908. ...


At age 12 in January, 2002, Adu joined the IMG Soccer Academy, U.S. Soccer's full-time residency program in Bradenton, Florida. He made his professional debut in Major League Soccer in early 2004, at just 14 years of age, and now plays for the United States Under-20 and men's national teams. The IMG Soccer Academy is the United States Soccer Federations (USSF) full-time residency program for the US Under 17 Mens National Team. ... Bradenton is a city in Manatee County, Florida, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ...


Adu has played for the United States in four international tournaments: the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland, the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in the United Arab Emirates, the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands, and the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. The FIFA U-17 World Cup, formerly the FIFA U-17 World Championship and before the FIFA U-16 World Championship, is the world championship of football for male players under the age of 17 and is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). ... The 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in United Arab Emirates between November 27 and December 19, 2003. ... The 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in The Netherlands between June 10 and July 2, 2005. ... 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup final rankings. ...


Professional career

At the age of 14, Adu became the youngest American athlete in over 100 years to sign a major league pro contract - in any team sport - when he was chosen by DC United as the number one overall pick in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft, and won the MLS Cup title with them that year. Year Founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Stadium RFK Stadium Coach Peter Nowak, 2004- All-Time Leaders* Games Marco Etcheverry, 191 Goals Jaime Moreno, 76 Assists Marco Etcheverry, 101 Points Jaime Moreno, 218 Shutouts Nick Rimando, 18 First Game San Jose Clash 1 - 0 D.C. United (Spartan Stadium; April... The 2004 MLS SuperDraft, held in Charlotte, North Carolina on January 16, 2004, was the fifth incarnation of the annual Major League Soccer SuperDraft, and was most notable for the selection of one of the youngest athletes in American sporting history, Freddy Adu, with the first pick. ... The Alan I. Rothenberg Trophy The MLS Cup is the final game of the Major League Soccer postseason, officially recognized as the championship of the league. ...


MLS Years

In order to allow Adu to play close to home, MLS assigned him to D.C. United on 18 November 2003, working a deal with the Dallas Burn, who owned the top pick in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft. Dallas was compensated with a player allocation. Having already signed with D.C. United, Adu effectively became the first player selected in that draft, two months before it officially took place. D.C. United had previously signed American youngsters Bobby Convey in 2000, aged 16, and Santino Quaranta in 2001 at 16 years and four months — each at the time the youngest MLS player. D.C. United is a professional soccer club located in Washington, D.C. that participates in Major League Soccer, the United States top-tier soccer league. ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year founded 1996 as Dallas Burn League Major League Soccer Nickname FCD, Hoops, Toros, Red Stripes Stadium Pizza Hut Park Frisco, TX Coach Steve Morrow Owner Clark Hunt First Game Dallas Burn 0–0 San Jose Clash (Cotton Bowl; April 14, 1996) Largest Win Dallas Burn 5–0 Kansas City... The 2004 MLS SuperDraft, held in Charlotte, North Carolina on January 16, 2004, was the fifth incarnation of the annual Major League Soccer SuperDraft, and was most notable for the selection of one of the youngest athletes in American sporting history, Freddy Adu, with the first pick. ... Robert Francis Convey (born 27 May 1983 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States) is a footballer who currently plays on the left wing for Reading in the Premier League. ... Santino Quaranta (born October 14, 1984 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American soccer player, who currently plays striker for D.C. United of Major League Soccer. ...


D.C United

On 3 April, Adu came on in United's first game of the 2004 season against the San Jose Earthquakes as a second-half substitute, making him the youngest player to appear in United States professional sports since 1887 (the next youngest was fifteen-year-old Joe Nuxhall, who played Major League Baseball in Cincinnati in 1944). On 17 April, at the age of 14, Adu scored his first professional goal in the 75th minute of a 3-2 away loss against the MetroStars. He became the youngest player in MLS History ever to score a goal (although he had also scored for DC United in an earlier tournament, the Carolina Challenge Cup, on March 20 against the Charleston Battery). is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the MLS franchise. ... Joseph Henry Nuxhall (July 30, 1928 – November 15, 2007) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Cincinnati redirects here. ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... MetroStars logo 2002-2005 The MetroStars was the name of a soccer club based in New Jersey that participated in Major League Soccer between 1996 and 2005. ... The Charleston Battery is a U.S. professional mens soccer team based in Charleston, South Carolina. ...


In his first season as a pro, Adu finished the year with five goals and three assists, while playing in all 30 regular season games. Although briefly a starter, Adu was relegated to a substitute when D.C. United acquired central midfielder Christian Gómez mid-season, and it was in this role that he appeared in United's MLS Cup victory. He played in three of DC's four playoff games, coming off the bench each time; he tallied one assist in the postseason. Christian Gómez (born November 7, 1974 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine football (soccer) central midfielder, who currently plays for D.C. United of Major League Soccer (MLS). ... The Alan I. Rothenberg Trophy The MLS Cup is the final game of the Major League Soccer postseason, officially recognized as the championship of the league. ...


Adu was criticized from a number of different angles in his first season as a professional. Some soccer commentators have suggested that Adu was too young to be playing professionally and that he needed more time to develop mentally and physically amongst players his own age. In his second season, he was suspended for one game[3] after he complained about his playing time in the media.[4]. However, his first two years in MLS were also punctuated by notable accomplishments, including being awarded player of the week and goal of the week multiple times. Continued development, especially of his defensive skills, helped Adu become a starting midfielder during the 2006 season. In addition, Adu had been chosen to take spot kicks during DC United's two penalty shootouts and did not miss[5][6]. He has been selected to the MLS All-Star team twice, once as a commissioner's choice and once as the coach's. He was selected to the MLS 2006 semifinals Best XI by SoccerAmerica magazine. In 2005 he was nominated for FIFPRO Young player of the year.[7]


Real Salt Lake

On 11 December 2006, D.C. United traded Adu and goalkeeper Nick Rimando to Real Salt Lake in exchange for a major allocation, goalkeeper Jay Nolly, and future considerations[8]. Adu made his debut for Real Salt Lake on 7 April 2007, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2-2 draw with FC Dallas[9]. He scored his first goal for the club on 20 May 2007, converting a penalty kick in the 68th minute of a 2-1 loss to FC Dallas. [10] Adu went on to score his second goal with Salt Lake from another penalty in a 1-1 draw against Boca Juniors. Adu was also captain of the U-20 United States men's national team in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. After the conclusion of that tournament, Benfica of the Portuguese Liga secured Adu's rights from MLS for a transfer fee of $2 million USD. is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nick Rimando (born June 17, 1979 in Montclair, California) is an American soccer goalkeeper, who currently plays for D.C. United of Major League Soccer. ... In Major League Soccer, an allocation represents an amount of money teams can use to sign players and/or allocate to their salaries to get under the salary cap. ... 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. ... Jay Nolly (born January 2, 1982) is an American soccer goalkeeper, who currently plays for D.C. United of Major League Soccer. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Year founded 1996 as Dallas Burn League Major League Soccer Nickname FCD, Hoops, Toros, Red Stripes Stadium Pizza Hut Park Frisco, TX Coach Steve Morrow Owner Clark Hunt First Game Dallas Burn 0–0 San Jose Clash (Cotton Bowl; April 14, 1996) Largest Win Dallas Burn 5–0 Kansas City... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Bonaventure Kalou of the Ivory Coast takes a penalty against Dragoslav Jevrić of S&M during the 2006 World Cup. ... Year founded 1996 as Dallas Burn League Major League Soccer Nickname FCD, Hoops, Toros, Red Stripes Stadium Pizza Hut Park Frisco, TX Coach Steve Morrow Owner Clark Hunt First Game Dallas Burn 0–0 San Jose Clash (Cotton Bowl; April 14, 1996) Largest Win Dallas Burn 5–0 Kansas City... Club Atlético Boca Juniors is one of the most popular Argentine sports clubs, best known for its football team. ... First International Largest win Worst defeat UEFA U-21 Championship Appearances   (First in  ) Best result   edit The United States U-20 mens national soccer team is the national under-20 football team of the United States of America and is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation. ... 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup final rankings. ... For other uses, see Benfica (disambiguation). ... The Portuguese Liga (pron. ...


S.L. Benfica

On 28 July 2007, Adu opted out of playing for Real in their regular-season match, and later that day, boarded a plane to Portugal to negotiate with Benfica. [11] On Monday, 30 July, Benfica issued an official statement[12] announcing that Adu had been transferred to their club. The following day, the signing was completed and he trained with the team in Lisbon.[13] is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Benfica is a civil parish of the Portuguese capital, Lisboa (Lisbon). ... is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Lisbon (disambiguation). ...


On 14 August 2007, Adu made his debut with Benfica against FC Copenhagen in a UEFA Champions League qualifying match, coming into the game in the 37th minute as a substitute. It was reported[14] that Benfica's coaching staff was impressed with Adu's skills and attitude in training and were planning to increase the young American's exposure during the autumn. On September 26th, Freddy scored his first goal, with a penalty kick, for Benfica in the 92nd minute of a game against Estrela da Amadora in the Portuguese League Cup (Carlsberg Cup). Benfica subsequently won the game on penalty kicks, including another by Adu. Adu went on to make his Portuguese Liga (BWINLIGA) debut as a sub in a match against Sporting Lisbon on September 29, 2007. On October 20 he scored his first goal from open play in a 1-1 cup draw against Vitória de Setubal. is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... FC København is a Danish football team, playing in Copenhagen. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Estrela da Amadora is a Portuguese football club based on Amadora, northwest of Lisbon. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Portuguese Liga (pron. ... Full name Sporting Clube de Portugal Nicknames Os Leões (The Lions) Often derided as Lagartos (Lizards) Founded 1906 Stadium Estádio José Alvalade XXI President António Dias da Cunha Coach José Peseiro League SuperLiga Sporting Clube de Portugal, often known outside Portugal as Sporting Lisbon, is a sports... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Vitória Futebol Clube is a Portuguese sports club from Setúbal. ...


On October 24, 2007, Adu played his first UEFA Champions League game for Benfica against Celtic FC in a 1-0 victory in Lisbon. He became the youngest American to play in the competition when he entered in the 61st minute[15]. is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Benfica is a civil parish of the Portuguese capital, Lisboa (Lisbon). ... Celtic F.C. (pronounced seltic, not keltic) is perhaps the most famous Scottish football club. ... For other uses, see Lisbon (disambiguation). ...


On October 28, 2007, Adu, after entering in the 81st minute, scored his first goal (a winning goal) for Benfica in league play in the 87th minute against Marítimo.[16][17] Adu also scored against Vitória de Setubal in his first start in a 2-1 loss in a Carlsberg Cup game.[18] is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Club Sport Marítimo, or just Marítimo (pron. ... Vitória Futebol Clube is a Portuguese sports club from Setúbal. ...


International career

Adu was called into the United States National Team camp for a friendly match against Canada, by then coach Bruce Arena in January 2006. On 22 January, Adu became the youngest player to debut with the national team, when he replaced an injured Eddie Johnson in the 81st minute of a friendly against Canada at the University of San Diego's stadium in San Diego, California. Within 5 minutes of entering the game, Adu was shown a yellow card for diving in the penalty area. 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... Bruce Arena (born September 21, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American soccer coach, former Head Coach and Sporting Director for Red Bull New York of Major League Soccer and the former coach of the United States mens national soccer team. ... January 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accuses European nations of trying to complete the Holocaust by creating a Jewish camp Israel in the Middle East. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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 other persons of the same name, see Edward Johnson. ... The University of San Diego, frequently referred to as USD, is a Catholic university in San Diego, California. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


In January 2007, Adu captained the United States U-20 men's national team as it qualified for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. He finished the qualifying tournament with 2 goals and an assist, all of which he scored against Poland. January 2007 is the first month of that year. ... First International Largest win Worst defeat UEFA U-21 Championship Appearances   (First in  ) Best result   edit The United States U-20 mens national soccer team is the national under-20 football team of the United States of America and is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation. ... 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup final rankings. ...


By then playing in the 2007 tournament finals, held from June to July, Adu became only the second player in the world to play in three FIFA U-20 World Cups.[19]


On 3 July 2007 Adu scored a hat trick in USA's 6-1 victory over Poland in the group stage of the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. This accomplishment made him the first player to ever score a hat trick in both the U-17 and U-20 World Cups[20]. In the following 2-1 victory over Brazil, Adu assisted on both USA goals by Jozy Altidore.[21] is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Hat Trick (disambiguation). ... 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup final rankings. ... Josmer (Jozy) Altidore (born November 6, 1989 in Livingston, New Jersey) is an American soccer striker, who currently plays for the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. ...


Adu was invited by the general secretary of FIFA to participate in the FIFA World Cup Preliminary Draw as the North American representative on November 25, 2007, in Durban, South Africa. However, the ceremony conflicted with his Benfica game schedule and he was not able to go to Durban.[22] This article is about the international association football organization. ... The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the mens national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the... is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Durban (disambiguation). ...


Adu made his first start for the senior international team against South Africa on November 17, 2007. First international Netherlands 2 - 1 South Africa (Amsterdam, Netherlands; 2 November 1924) Biggest win Australia 0 - 8 South Africa (Adelaide, Australia; 17 September 1955) Biggest defeat Australia 5 - 1 South Africa (Newcastle, Australia; 7 June 1947) Mexico 4 - 0 South Africa (Los Angeles, USA; 6 October 1993) USA 4 - 0... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Adu helped lead the U-23 men's national team in its campaign to qualify for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. He scored 2 goals from free kicks in the USA's 3-0 win over Canada in the semifinals of the tournament, which ultimately qualified them for the Olympics along with Honduras. He scored four goals in total in the 3 games in which he played and was selected to the Best XI.[23] The United States U-23 mens national soccer team is a youth soccer team operated under the auspices of the United States Soccer Federation. ... The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be held in Beijing in the Peoples Republic of China from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony to take place at 8 p. ... Beijing (Chinese: 北京; pinyin: Běijīng; Wade-Giles: Pei-ching; Postal System Pinyin: Peking), is the capital city of the Peoples Republic of China. ...


Titles and awards

With DC United (2004-2006)

  • MLS Cup Champions 2004
  • MLS All-Star 2004
  • MLS All-Star 2006

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Career statistics

Club Performance League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
USA League Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Total
2004 D.C. United Major League Soccer 30 5
2005 25 4
2006 32 2
2007 Real Salt Lake Major League Soccer 11 2
Portugal League Cup of Portugal Total
2007-08 Benfica Portuguese Liga 11 3
Total USA 98 13
Portugal 11 3
Career Total 109 16

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Personal life

Adu dated American pop/R&B singer JoJo from May 2005 until September 2006.[24] A Washington Post article in November 2006 reported that the couple split after one year. JoJo mentioned on American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest that she and Adu were still good friends.[25] Adu is also sponsored by Nike Total 90. Freddy's younger brother, Fro Adu, currently plays soccer for George Mason University. [26] For the musical term, see American pop. ... Joanna Noëlle Blagden (born December 20, 1990), better known by her stage name JoJo and as Joanna Levesque, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, and actress who rose to fame in 2004 with her platinum-certified, self-titled debut album JoJo which reached number four on... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The American Top 40 logo American Top 40 (commonly abbreviated to AT40) is an internationally-syndicated, independent radio program created by Casey Kasem and Don Bustany. ... Ryan John Seacrest is an American television/radio host. ... Nike, Inc. ... Nike Total 90 Shift FG Nike Total 90 is a brand of Nike with a range of apparel and sports equipment specifically designed to be used for Football (soccer). ... Fro Adu (born Fredua Akoto Adu) is a Ghanaian-American soccer defender. ... George Mason University, also known as GMU or simply Mason, is a large public university in the United States. ...


References

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  2. ^ La Canfora, Jason. "A 12-Year-Old's Amazing Feat. Soccer Prodigy Adu Is Courted By Italy's Famed Inter Milan", Washington Post, 2001-08-24. 
  3. ^ "Fire, Adu-less United go scoreless in playoffs opener", usatoday.com, 2005-10-21. Retrieved on 2007-07-07. 
  4. ^ "Upset over playing time, Adu hints at leaving United", usatoday.com, 2005-10-18. Retrieved on 2007-07-07. 
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  • freddyadu.com Freddy's official website
Persondata
NAME Adu, Freddy
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Footballer
DATE OF BIRTH 2 June 1989
PLACE OF BIRTH Tema, Ghana
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
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JockBio: Freddy Adu Facts (386 words)
Before Freddy, the youngest player to sign with MLS was Santino Quaranta, who joined the league in 2000 at the age of 16.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Freddy is the youngest player to take the field for a team in a major American sport since Fred Chapman debuted as a 14-year-old in 1887 for Philadelphia of baseball’s American Association.
Freddy served as the translator for Nana Kuffour, an 18-year-old player from Ghana on an extended tryout with D.C. United during 2004.
Freddy Adu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1145 words)
Adu left Ghana with his family in 1997 and is now a resident of Potomac, Maryland.
Adu was noticed by Italian soccer clubs, including Inter Milan, who discussed a six-figure offer for him that was turned down by his mother on the advice of his agents.
Adu was criticized from a number of different angles in his first season as a professional.
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