Fredua Koranteng Adu, simply known as Freddy Adu is an American soccer player who plays as an attacking midfielder. The Ghanaian born recently played for Las Vegas Lights FC. Besides, the attacker played for many foreign soccer teams such as FK Jagodina, Esporte Clube Bahia, SC Kuopio Futis98, Benfica, Kuopion Palloseura, and so on, to the name just a few.
Also, the attacker played for the USA youth team and played his first international match for his country in 2006 and also represented them at the 2008 Olympics, 2009 edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup and the CONCACAF Gold Cup twice – in 2009 and 2011. All of these contributed to skyrocketing Freddy Adu’s net worth that much.
The attacker is of Ghanian descent with the ethnicity of American Ghanian. Adu was born to Emelia Adu, and Maxwell Adu on the 2nd of June 1989, in the Tema City of Ghana.
Adu’s mother got the American green card lottery, which made the family relocate to the United States of America and settled in Maryland. He has his elementary education at Sequoyah, The Heights School, all in Maryland.
Professional Soccer Career
Adu started his professional soccer career with DC United and emerged as the youngest American soccer player to pen a professional deal at 14 in any sports team.
Interestingly, the highly talented player picked number one in the entire draft pick in the MLS Super Draft of 2004.
Adu played his first league match against San Jose Earthquakes in 2004, making the attacker the youngest soccer star to play at the US clubs and netted his first goal against MLS side MetroStars on 17th of April 2004, at 14 making history, becoming the youngest soccer player to find the net in the history of the MLS.
After a successful spell at the club, Adu moved to Real Salt Lake along with safe hand Nick Rimando for another goalkeeper, Jay Nolly back in 2006.
The forward played his first match for FC Dallas on the 7th of April 2007 and found the net for his new side Real Salt Lake against the same side on the 20th of May 2007.
He later moved to Europe, joining Portuguese club Benfica in 2007 for a transfer fee believed to be $2 million.
While at the Portuguese side, he moved on loan to various clubs in Europe, including Monaco, Aris, Belenenses, Caykur Rizespor.
Adu later went ahead to play for many soccer sides like a Turkish football club, Caykur Brazilan football club, Rizespor Kulubu, Serbian club, FK Jagodina, Esporte Clube Bahia.
On the 22nd of March, 2018, Adu signed for MLS side Las Vegas. However, the Ghanaian born was released by the American club at the end of their 2017/2018 league season.
International Playing Career
After Adu had represented the USA at the 2007 edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada and the Olympics in China, the attacking midfielder played his first match for the United States Men National team against neighbors Canada in an international friendly match in 2006, is America’s youngest debutant at just 16.
He talented attacker scored his first goal on the international scene against Guatemala in a 2010 World Cup Qualifier in 2008.
The starlet played alongside Clint Dempsey at various international competitions like CONCACAF Gold Cup and FIFA Confederation Cup.
Till the attacking midfielder retired, he represented America in 17 games and scored twice.
Freddy Adu Net Worth
According to reports, Freddy Adu’s net worth is believed to be an estimated $12 million, an amount mostly earned through his successful soccer career. While on the books of Las Vegas Lights FC, Adu earned about $350,000 every week. Freddy Adu’s enormous net worth helps the attacking midfielder to live a luxurious life.
Back in 2012, his annual salary was said to be about $400,000.As of 2018, the players’ market value was set at €100,000, whereas Adu’s highest market value ever since is about 1.5 million Euros. The player also earns an impressive sum of money from his NIKE endorsement deal.