Freddy Adu
Freddy Adu
Celebrated Name: Freddy Adu
Real Name/Full Name: Fredua Koranteng Adu
Gender: Male
Age: 34years old
Birth Date: 2 June 1989
Birth Place: Tema, Ghana
Nationality: American
Height: 1.73 m
Weight: 64 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In a relationship
Wife/Spouse (Name): No
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): Yes (Shadia Simmons (2008))
Is Freddy Adu  Gay?: No
Profession: Soccer player
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $15 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Freddy Adu is an American soccer player who started playing internationally at the age of just 14 years. He played primarily as an attacking midfielder, and sometimes as a forward or winger, Adu has many records in Major League Soccer and international youth football to his name. He became the youngest American to sign a major league professional contract when he joined D.C. United in the MLS SuperDraft in 2004.

Later, Adu became the youngest player to appear in an MLS game and score a goal, and he was also called “the next Pelé.” Abu represented the US national youth team in three FIFA U-20 World Cups and the 2008 Summer Olympics. Freddy also helped the US senior team finish as runners-up in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup and two CONCACAF Gold Cups.

Maybe you know about Freddy Adu very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Freddy Adu’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Fredua Koranteng Adu was born on 2 June 1989 in the seaport town of Tema, Ghana, in West Africa. His parents, Maxwell and Emelia Adu, were local convenience store owners. In the hope of providing better education to Freddy and his brother, his parents participated in an immigration lottery through the U.S. embassy in Ghana in 1997. After winning it, they relocated to Potomac, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, his father, Maxwell, abandoned his family soon after, due to this, Freddy’s mother was forced to work more than 70 hours a week at two jobs to support her family.

Studying at The Heights School, Freddy surprised children at his school playground with his impressive soccer skills. When Freddy was in the fourth grade, he was invited to play in a tournament hosted by the Potomac Soccer Association. While playing there, he was spotted by Arnold Tarzy, who was the coach of the Potomac soccer team, Cougars. Upon Tarzy’s suggestion, 10-year-old Freddy traveled with the U.S. Olympic Development Program to play in an under-14 tournament against youth teams of prestigious Italian clubs. Freddy not only helped his team win the competition, but he also was named the Most Valuable Player for scoring most points.

Personal Life

Freddy dated British singer Keisha Buchanan for almost three years in the early 2000s and was involved in a year-long relationship with American singer JoJo from May 2005 until September 2006. A Washington Post article reported that the couple split after one year in November 2006. Jojo mentioned on American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest that she and Freddy were still good friends. Adu is an outspoken Washington Redskins fan. He began dating Canadian actress Shadia Simmons in 2008.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 2 June 1989, Beth Moore is 34 years old as of today’s date 17th April 2024. His height is 1.73m tall, and his weight is 64 kg.


In 2004, 14 years old Freddy Adu was assigned to D.C. United as the number one overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft. Abu became the youngest American ever to sign a major league professional contract and also the highest-paid player. Following a goalless season with his 12th professional club, Adu unsuccessfully trialed for the MLD club Portland Timbers and the Polish Ekstraklasa side Sandecja Nowy Sącz. Then Freddy finally joined Las Vegas Lights FC on a trial basis before the 2018 season and assisted in a goal on his first appearance, but he was released at the end of the season.

Freddy first represented the US national U-17 team at the age of 14 years in the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship, which was held in Finland. He later played in the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in the UAE. In 2005, he participated in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands. Freddy led the U.S. men’s national U-20 team in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, in which he scored a hat-trick. Abu also helped the U-23 men’s national team qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, but unfortunately got eliminated at the group stage.

Despite having the option of joining the Ghanaian national team, he debuted for the senior US team as its youngest player ever in a friendly match against Canada. Abu represented the US national team in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, CONCACAF Gold Cups in 2009 and 2011, and also the qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup.

Awards & Achievements

At the age of just 14 years, Freddy became the youngest player to appear in a Major League Soccer game, the youngest player to sign a professional contract and the youngest MLS scorer.

Freddy Abu became the second player in the world to play in three FIFA U-20 World Cups and the first player to score a hattrick in both the U-20 and U-17 World Cups.

Net Worth & Salary of Freddy Abu  in 2024

Freddy Adu Net Worth
Freddy Adu Net Worth

Frеddу Аdu’ѕ асhіеvеmеntѕ іn fооtbаll hаѕ ѕееn hіѕ nеt wоrth rіѕе tо а ѕіgnіfісаnt аmоunt іn just a ѕhоrt period оf tіmе. Frеddу Abu сurrеntlу hаѕ аn еѕtіmаtеd nеt wоrth оf $15 mіllіоn as of April 2024. Тhіѕ іѕ mајоrlу аѕ thе рауmеnt аnd dіffеrеnt аllоwаnсеѕ that hе rесеіvеѕ аѕ а рrоfеѕѕіоnаl fооtbаllеr. Ніѕ nеt wоrth іѕ ѕеt tо rіѕе аѕ hе іѕ gеttіng bеttеr dеаlѕ bу dау in future.

Freddy Adu became popular from a young age of just 14 years old, and he became the youngest player to sign a professional contract. In the initial years, he was unsuccessful, but as his experience and skills increased, he started playing well. He will become more popular in the coming years as his skills increases.


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