More than 5 Cool and Interesting Fun Facts about Freddy Adu’s Life. Fredua Koranteng Freddy Adu was born on 2nd June 1989.
He was a professional American soccer player who has the capability of playing at multiple positions like Winger of forward but mainly he plays at the position of attacking midfielder.
On the club level, he has played from long list of football clubs including DC United, Real Salt Lake, Benfica, from where he was loaned to a French, a Portuguese and to a Turkish football club. Later he joined Philadelphia Union, Bahia, Trials, Jagodina, KuPS and Tampa Bay Rowdies. On the international level, he has played for United States of America national team.
Freddy Adu Interesting Facts
- Youngest athlete ever to sign a Professional contract
The most amazing fact about Freddy Adu is that, he has the honour of becoming the youngest athlete ever to sign a professional contract. Merely at the young age of 14, he was signed by famous football club named DC United in MLS Super Draft for the Year 2004.
- Youngest player in MLS history to score a goal
Another inspiring fact about him is that, he is the youngest player to score a goal in the history of MLS. Major League Soccer abbreviated as MLS is the most prestigious soccer league tournament in US. While playing against Metro Stars at the age of 14 he scored his first professional goal and grabbed the honour to his name.
A fun fact about Freddy Adu is that, he was nicknamed Adu and has also been referred to be “next Pele”. As a result of his great football skills, sharp tackling moves and agile movement with the football, he is simply unstoppable.
- Represented five international youth tournaments for US
A cool fact about Freddy Adu is that, he has the honour of representing his national team US in five international youth tournaments namely FIFA Under 17 World Championship for the Year 2003 in Finland, FIFA World Youth Championship for the Year 2003 in United Arab Emirates, FIFA World Youth Championship for the Year 2005 in Netherlands, FIFA Under 20 World Cup for the Year 2007 in Canada and finally Summer Olympics for the Year 2008.
- Second Player in the World to play three FIFA U20 World Cups
A very cool fact about him is that, he is the only second player in the history of the game to play not one, not two but three FIFA Under20 World Cups. He also has the honor of Captaining United States Under20 men’s national team in 2007.
- Youngest Player to debut for US
Another impressive fact about Freddy Adu is that, he is the youngest player ever in the history of US football to debut in international match. Merely at the young age of 16 years and 234 days he went in to replace an injured player thus earning this honour for him.
- Scored first international goal at the age of 19
Another inspiring fact about him is that, he has the honour of scoring his first international goal at a very early age of 19 years and 170 days. While playing in a World Cup qualifying game against Guatemala he scored the goal from a free kick.
Personal facts about Freddy Adu
Some interesting personal facts about Freddy Adu are that, he started dating famous American singer JoJo. Their relationship lasted in 2006. He is a Ghanaian American. His mother won Green Card Lottery and family moved to United States.