Freddy Adu
Freddy Adu
Real Name/Full Name Fredua Koranteng Adu
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Freddy Adu
Birth Place: Tema, Ghana
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 2 June 1989
Age/How Old: 35 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
Weight: In Kilograms – 64 Kg
In Pounds – 141 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Maxwell Adu
Mother – Emelia Adu
Siblings: Fro Adu
School: The Heights School
College: N/A
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: unmarried
Girlfriend: Shadia Simmons
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Soccer Player
Net Worth: $15 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

A highly talented individual who started his international career at the early age of 14, Freddy Adu has impressed since. In the field, the positions he plays include winger or forward, but he mainly plays the attacking midfield. With his excellent skills from a young age, Adu has secured many international youth football and Major League Soccer records. In 2004, in the MLS SuperDraft, Adu became the youngest American to be signed to a major league contract by joining the D.C. United.

Being called the next Pelé, Adu had scored a goal and became the youngest player in an MLS game to do so. In the 2008 Summer Olympics and three FIFA U-20 World cups, Adu had represented the U.S. With his phenomenal play, Adu helped the U.S. senior team win two CONCACAF gold cups and also finish second in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Well, how well do you know about Freddy Adu? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Freddy Adu’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Freddy Adu to date.

Biography and Early Life

Born in the seaport town of Tema, Ghana, in West Africa, Fredua Koranteng Adu, better known as Freddy Adu, was born on the 2nd of June 1989. Adu came from a relatively humble family with his parents Emelia and Maxwell working as local convenience store owners.

Freddy’s family soon participated in the immigration lottery of the U.S. embassy in Ghana in 1997 in the hopes that when they move to the U.S. the family will be able to provide better education for their children. They were lucky enough to win and ended up moving to Washington D.C. in Potomac, Maryland. But just after the immigration, Adu’s father completely abandoned the family, which left his mother working more than 70 hrs a week with two jobs.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Freddy Adu in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Freddy Adu’s age is 35 years old as of today’s date 22nd July 2024 having been born on 2 June 1989. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 141 lbs in Pound and 64 kg in Kilograms.


Thanks to Adu’s family winning the lottery and being able to migrate to the U.S., Adu was able to receive a decent education. He did his schooling in The Heights School. During his years in school, with Adu’s exceptional soccer skills, he impressed all his classmates in the playground. He was so good that he even got an invitation to play in the Potomac Soccer Association, which was a tournament Adu played in when he was just in the fourth grade.

The coach of the Potomac soccer team Cougars, Arnold Tarzy, was quite impressed by Adu’s soccer skills. Tarzy hence went on to suggest a ten-year-old Freddy play an under 14 – tournament against youth teams of well known Italian clubs in the U.S. Olympic Development Program. Freddy did not cease to impress. He was named Most Valuable Player due to his high number of points scored and even helped his team win the competition.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Freddy Adu is not married but leads an active dating life. His most recent relationship ended in September 2006 with the American singer JoJo; this relationship had gone on for about a year when they first got together in May 2005. Before this, Adu dated in the early 2000s a British singer named Keisha Buchanan.

This was a better relationship comparatively as it lasted for a good three years. The split with JoJo was reported by an article in the Washington Post in 2006 in November. The couple is known to be on good terms and is good friends, according to JoJo’s mention on American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest. In 2008, Adu started dating the Canadian actress Shadia Simmons.

Is Freddy Adu Gay?

Freddy Adu has not made any known claims about his sexual orientation. From a young age, he has been exceptionally hardworking and is persistent even today. Though he is not married, he has led quite an active dating life. His current girlfriend is known to be Shadia Simmons, who he started dating in 2008.

Before this, he has been through two relationships, a three-year-long one with British singer Keisha Buchanan and a year-long relationship with American singer JoJo. Jojo and Adu are known to remain good friends and had ended things on good terms. Hence, from his dating facts, it is understood that Freddy Adu is straight.

Professional Career

Adu’s career started at the age of 14 itself when he got drafted to play in Major League Soccer. He became the youngest and highest-paid player. Before the 2018 season, Freddy joined Las Vegas Flights F.C. On his first appearance itself, Freddy assisted in a goal. But by the end of the season, the club let him go.

Freddy then went on to represent the USA in the FIFA U – 17 championships. In the UAE, he played the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship. In 2007, Freddy went on to lead the U – 20 U.S. men’s national team.


Freddy Adu has impressed the world with his fantastic soccer skills from a young age. He became the youngest player to sign a professional contract with Major League Soccer at the young age of just 14. He also became the youngest to score a goal in the Major Leagues.

He continues impressing when he scored a hat-trick of goals in the U – 17 and U- 20 soccer world cups. By playing in three FIFA U – 20, Freddy became the second player to do so.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Freddy Adu in 2024

Freddy Adu Net Worth
Freddy Adu Net Worth

Freddy Adu has worked exceptionally hard to make it this far. He came from a small town in West Africa and is the son of convenience store owners. From humble beginnings, Adu has come a long way. From a young age itself, he impressed everyone with his soccer skills and became the youngest player to get signed. As of 2024, Freddy Adu’s net worth is approximated to be about $15 million.

Freddy Adu’s story is the classic rags to riches. Immigrating from Africa, Adu had quite a tough life. At a young age itself, his father abandoned the family; this left Adu’s mother to have to work over 70 hours a day to run the family. Adu started impressing his peers from his school days itself and went to getting signed in the Major Leagues.


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