|Intro||Brazilian association football player|
|A.K.A.||Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos|
|Is||Athlete Football player Association football player|
|Birth||5 March 1993, Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos (born 5 March 1993), known as Fred ([ˈfɾɛd(ʒ)i]), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English Premier League club Manchester United and the Brazil national team.
Fred started his career at Brazilian club Internacional, where he won the Campeonato Gaúcho twice. On 26 June 2013, he signed for Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk, where he won 10 trophies, including four Ukrainian Premier League titles. In 2018, Fred signed for Manchester United.
Fred was part of Brazil's squad for the 2015 Copa América in Chile, starting in their final two Group C matches as they reached the quarter-finals. He was named in Brazil's final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Fred started his career at Brazilian club Internacional, where he won the Campeonato Gaúcho twice.
On 26 June 2013, Fred signed for Ukrainian team Shakhtar Donetsk in a deal worth €15 million. He scored two goals on his competitive debut in the Ukrainian Super Cup, helping Shakhtar to a 3–1 victory over Chornomorets Odesa.
During the Ukrainian crisis, Fred was among the six Shakhtar players who refused to return to Donetsk in July 2014 following a pre-season friendly against Olympique Lyonnais in France.
On 21 February 2018, Fred scored his first goal in the UEFA Champions League in the round of 16 first leg with AS Roma, with Shakhtar winning 2–1.
With Shakhtar, Fred won 10 trophies, including four Ukrainian Premier League titles.
On 5 June 2018, Premier League club Manchester United reached an agreement to sign Fred. He agreed a five-year contract with the option to extend for a further year. On 11 August, he made his club debut in a 2–1 victory over Leicester City in their first league game of the season. Fred scored his first goal for United against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 22 September 2018 in a 1–1 league draw at home.
On 7 December 2019, Fred was allegedly racially abused by Manchester City fans during the Manchester derby. On 27 February 2020, Fred scored two goals and assisted another in Manchester United's UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie against Club Brugge, which they comfortably won 5–0 (6–1 on aggregate).
Due to an injury to Luiz Gustavo, Fred was called up to Brazil's squad for the 2015 Copa América in Chile, starting in their final two Group C matches as they reached the quarter-finals.
In May 2018, he was named in Tite's final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Fred tested positive for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide in a sample collected during the 2015 Copa América. On 14 December 2015, he received a one-year suspension from CONMEBOL, which was made effective worldwide by FIFA on 5 February 2016 and backdated to 27 June 2015. After he played the first half of the 2016–17 season, the World Anti-Doping Agency appealed a demand for a one-year suspension to as well be backdated to June 2015, which Fred began to serve in March 2017.
- As of match played 12 March 2020
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Shakhtar Donetsk||2013–14||Ukrainian Premier League||23||2||3||0||—||4||0||1||2||31||4|
|2014–15||Ukrainian Premier League||22||1||6||0||—||7||0||0||0||35||1|
|2015–16||Ukrainian Premier League||12||2||0||0||—||10||0||1||0||23||2|
|2016–17||Ukrainian Premier League||18||2||0||0||—||10||1||1||0||29||3|
|2017–18||Ukrainian Premier League||26||3||3||0||—||8||1||0||0||37||4|
|Manchester United||2018–19||Premier League||17||1||1||0||1||0||6||0||—||25||1|
- As of match played 12 October 2018
- Campeonato Gaúcho: 2012, 2013
- Ukrainian Premier League: 2013–14, 2016–17, 2017–18
- Ukrainian Cup: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
- Ukrainian Super Cup: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017