Former Player Profile: Fred

Posted on 20 April 2010 by Breton Bonnette


Full Name: Helbert Frederico Carreiro da Silva

Position: Midfielder

Born: August 18, 1979

Hometown: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Height: 5’7″

Weight: 150

Previous Teams: D.C. United, Philadelphia

 Salary: $250,000 (2010)

How Acquired (Union): Acquired on January 13, 2010 from D.C. United for the top allocation spot which eventually led to United’s acquisition of Troy Perkins.

Where is he now?  – Fred was selected by the New England Revolution in the inaugural 2010 Re-Entry Draft, Stage 2.

MLS Stats

2010 with Philadelphia: 25 games, 4 goals, 1 assist

2007-2010 with D.C. United: 74 games, 11 goals, 16 assists

2006-2007 with Melbourne Victory: 17 games, 4 assists

Scouting Report

  • “To call Fred, 30, a difference maker is a lofty title for someone who has yet to play in a Union uniform, but many insist he has earned it. While I won’t go out on a limb and call him a legit one-name Brazilian superstar like Ronaldo, Kaka and Pele, that’s only because his affable personality makes his on-field talents all the more uncanny for a player I still know very little about. What I do know is that Fred was a star in Australia’s A-League with teams in Melbourne and Wellington, winning league MVP honors. In his first two seasons in MLS, he tallied nine goals and 12 assists in 49 games” – Kerith Gabriel, Philadelphia Daily News
  • “He disappointed at the end of his tenure with D.C, and a change of scenery and new coach could jump-start the 30-year-old. Fred is going to be responsible for creating much of the Union’s attack, and he must be in form for the goals to start flowing for Philadelphia” – Ives Galarcep, Soccer by Ives

Did You Know?

  • Fred signed in 2007, scoring 7 goals and notching 8 assists in his first season after joining D.C. United from Melbourne Victory of the Australian A-League.
  • Fred had four assists in the Melbourne Victory’s first ever A-League Grand Championship.
  • During the 2008-2009 season, Fred actually joined the Wellington Phoenix on loan featuring in three games, scoring a goal.
  • Fred’s younger brother, Junior da Silva, was and still is on trial with Fred’s former club, D.C. United. He is a free agent and could be signed at any time.

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