Fred is a Brazilian professional footballer. He plays as a midfielder for Fenerbahce in the Turkish Super Lig and the Brazil national team. Here you can follow Fred’s net worth, salary, earnings, contract, career, stats, wife, and more.

Fred’s Biography and Career

Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos was born 5 March 1993, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He played youth football for several clubs including Atlético Mineiro, Porto Alegre, and Internacional.

Club Career

Fred made his professional debut for Internacional in 2012. He spent two seasons at this club. In 2013, he joined Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk for a €15 million transfer fee. 

The Brazilian player won three Ukrainian Premier League with Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013-14, 2016-17, and 2017-18. He also helped the team to win the Ukrainian Super Cup both in 2013 and 2015.

After playing five seasons at Shakhtar Donetsk, Fred signed with Manchester United in 2018. He played 35 league matches and scored 2 goals in the season 2022-23.

Fred led the club to achieve the EFL Cup in the 2022-23 season. He was named in the UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season in 2019-20.

In August 2023, the talented player signed a four-year contract with the Turkish club Fenerbahçe for a €9.74 million transfer fee.

International Career

Fred made his senior international debut for Brazil in 2014. He represented Brazil at the FIFA World Cup in 2018 and 2022. In the 2022 World Cup, he played 4 matches for Brazil.

Fred’s Net Worth, Salary, and Career Earnings

In 2023, Fred’s net worth is $30 million. He will earn a €5.29 million salary per season playing for Fenerbahce. His weekly salary is €101,731.

The Brazilian midfielder’s prime source of earnings is his football contract. His estimated career earnings are €43.831 million, only from football salaries from 2013 to 2022-23 season.


As of writing, Fred has 4 years left on his contract with Fenerbahce, which will expire on 30 June 2027. His 4-year contract is worth €21.16 million.

Season Team Salary (Gross)
2026-27 Fenerbahce €5.29 million
2025-26 Fenerbahce €5.29 million
2024-25 Fenerbahce €5.29 million
2023-24 Fenerbahce €5.29 million


Fred is a Nike-endorsed player. He will wear the Nike Mercurial Superfly 9  soccer cleats in the 2023-24 season.

Personal Info

Full Name Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos
Current Club Fenerbahce
Position Midfielder 
Shirt No. 35
Date of Birth 5 March 1993
Age  30
Height  169 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Birthplace Belo Horizonte, Brazil  
Nationality  Brazilian 
Net Worth $30 million
Weekly Salary €101,731
Outfitter Nike
Relationship Status Married 
Wife Monique Salum
Instagram @fred08official


The Brazilian midfielder Fred’s wife is Monique Salum. The couple got married in 2018.

Fred wife Monique Salum
Source: Instagram


Born on 5 March 1993, he is 30 years old.


He is 169 cm (5 ft 7 in) tall.


[correct as of September 26, 2023]

Season Comp. Team Match Goal
2023-24 Super Lig Fenerbahce 4 0
2022-23 Premier League  Manchester United 35 2
2021-22 Premier League  Manchester United 28 4
2020-21 Premier League  Manchester United 30 1

International Career: Brazil

[correct as of December 9, 2022]

Year Match Goal
2014-Present 32 0


What is Fred’s Net Worth?

His net worth is $30 million.

How much is his salary per season?

€5.29 million.

What is his jersey number?

He wears No. 35 for Fenerbahce.

What is his wife’s name?

Monique Salum.

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