The American-dubbed the “new Pele”, and tipped as a future world superstar, burst on to the scene scoring four goals for his country at the 2003 Under-17 World Cup at the young age of 14.
At 14, Adu became the youngest ever American to ink a major league professional contract when he joined MLS franchise DC United in 2004.
Two years later, he was training with Manchester United, but was unable to play any games due to work permit issues.
Nothing materialized with the Man United move and many of his other moves.
The “new Pele” has had quite the football journey, playing all over the world and never really living up to the expectations.
Quite sad really…where is Freddy now ??