Freddy Adu Net Worth, Salary, Contract, Wife
American soccer player Freddy Adu started showing traits of success at a very young age. When he turned 14, he proved his worth by signing a contract with an established team.
Moreover, the athlete competed at the reputed Major League Soccer at the mere age of 16. He was the first player to represent the US in three U-20 World Cups.
Apart from success in the field, Freddy has also had the chance to work with legendary footballer Pele. He appeared in a Pepsi commercial alongside the icon. In return, Freddy's skills were praised by the veteran sports star as a boon from God.
Bio: Date Of Birth, Family, Education
Freddy - height 5 feet and 8 inches (1.7 meters) - is a native of the Republic of Ghana, a country located in the subregion of West Africa. According to his date of birth, which is listed as 2nd June 1989, his real age is 30 years old.
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The athlete grew up in the city of Tema, where his mother Emelia Adu worked as a supplier of soccer balls. However, after his parents won the US Immigration Visa Lottery in 1998, the whole family moved to Washington, DC.
However, after the shift to the US, things took a harsh turn for his mother as Freddy's father Maxwell Adu abandoned the family.
As a result, his mom worked hard to raise him and his younger brother Fro, working extra hours.
Although the soccer star didn’t pursue his education officially from a college, he did receive schooling from various school that centered around football training. He finished his high school from The Heights School, a private school in Maryland.
Is Freddy Married?
The footballer hasn’t tied the knot yet, but he has been involved in love affairs with some well-known personality since a very young age. In 2000, there were reports of Freddy British singer Keisha Buchanan. The pair were in a relationship for about three years but later separated for unknown reasons.
Further, from May 2005 onwards, he started dating singer and actress JoJo (real name: Joanna Noelle Blagden Levesque). The pair first got to know one another while shooting for the MTV’s reality show, Fake ID Club.
Even though the couple eventually ended their relationship, their friendship remains intact for years to come.
Freddy Adu with ex-girlfriend JoJo while dating in 2005 (Photo: Mikael Tigrett's Instagram)
Later, in 2008, the athlete and Canadian actress Shadia Simmons started dating each other. But as of now, the former lovers have separated and parted their separate ways.
Net Worth, Contract
As of 2019, Freddy has successfully garnered a considerable net worth of $12 million. Ever since he signed his first major contract, he has been a bankable star.
While the athlete was just 14 years old, he was earning a salary of $500,000 a year and even became the highest-paid player in American soccer.
Furthermore, the US national has done endorsements for top brands like Pepsi and Nike. For the latter, he signed a contract worth $1 million.
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Interestingly, the footballer was offered $750,000 to play for an Italian soccer team. Even though it would have been his first professional contract, Freddy denied it after his mother didn’t allow him to sign it.