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Fred

Frederico Chaves Guedes, nicknamed Fred (born 3 October 1983 in Teofilo Otoni), is a Football in Brazil who plays as a Forward (association football) for Brazilian club Fluminense Football Club.

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Fred biography


Frederico Chaves Guedes, nicknamed Fred (born 3 October 1983 in Teofilo Otoni), is a Football in Brazil who plays as a Forward (association football) for Brazilian club Fluminense Football Club.
Fred scored the Fastest goals in association football in Brazilian football history while playing for América Futebol Clube (MG), against Vila Nova Futebol Clube during a Copa São Paulo de Juniores match. The goal was scored 3.17 seconds after the match started. Fred is known for being able to score from almost any angle and is a skillful free kick taker.

Career

Brazil & transfer saga

Fred Sana Chaves (originally) spent four seasons at América Futebol Clube (MG), before Fred left for city rival Cruzeiro Esporte Clube in mid of 2004 season. As Feyenoord had an agreement with América, the Dutch club got Gérson Magrão from Cruzeiro, Feyenoord then claimed Cruzeiro 10% of the transfer fee, as the club alleged the fee was €1.5 million instead of €933,908.70 in Cruzeiro viewpoint. The Dutch club sued to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and won. Fred still scored 11 goals in 20 games, became the team top scorer of the champion. But in 2007–08 season, Fred was injured during training section of Copa América 2007. Fred made Fred come back in October 2007, but with the competition of the new signing of Milan Baroš and youth product Karim Benzema, Fred had limited first team opportunities.

Fred played 15 games out of possible 20 for Lyon in 2008–09 season. Fred played the last match for Lyon on 10 January 2009 after Fred requested to leave the club in December 2008. On 26 February 2009 Fred was released from Fred contract with the French club.

Fluminense

After being released from Lyon and refusing to return from Brazil, Fred has signed a pre-contract with Brazilian club Fluminense Football Club, and consequently signed a 5 year deal. Fred scored twice on Fred debut on 15 March 2009, as Fluminense beat Macaé Esporte Futebol Clube 3–1.

National team

Fred made Fred debut on 27 April 2005 as a late substitute in a friendly match against Guatemala national football team

Fred scored Fred first goal on 12 November 2005 in a friendly match against United Arab Emirates national football team. Fred went on to score 2 goals as Brazil won 8–0. Although not played in any 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification, Fred was named in the 2006 FIFA World Cup squad as a striker. Fred first World Cup goal was the second in a 2–0 victory against Australia national football team on 18 June 2006, when Fred tapped in a shot from Robinho which had rebounded off the inside of Mark Schwarzer's near post in the 90th minute. Fred also scored a last gasp equaliser against Paraguay national football team in the Copa América. It was a 2-2 draw.

Honours

Clubs

- Lyon
- - Ligue 1: 2005/06, 2006/07 and 2007/08
- - Coupe de France: 2008

- Fluminense Football Club
- - Copa Sudamericana Runners-up: 2009
- - Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Winner: 2010
- - Taça Guanabara Winner: 2012

National team

- Copa América: Copa América 2007

Individual

- Prêmio Craque do Brasileirão: 1

- Bola de Ouro Bola de Prata: 1

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederico_Chaves_Guedes

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