Fredy Montero

Fredy Montero
Fredy Montero
Fredy Montero
Real Name: Fredy Montero
HT: 5' 9" WT: 160
Age: 28 (07/26/1987)
Birthplace: Campo de la Cruz, Colombia
Hometown: Barranquilla Colombia


  • Loaned to Sporting Clube de Portugal of the Portuguese first division for the remainder of the 2013 season.
  • Loaned to Millonarios FC of the Colombian first division for the first semester of the 2013 season.
  • All-time leading scorer in franchise history with 47 goals, the third-most in MLS since 2009.
  • Three-time MLS All-Star and 2009 MLS Newcomer of the Year.
  • Coach Sigi Schmid: "Fredy has the ability to do something special, tremendous shot, very deceptive player."

How Acquired:
Signed on loan from Deportivo Cali on January 21, 2009. Signed contract extension on December 1, 2010.

Previous Clubs:
Deportivo Cali (Colombia, 2005-09), Atlético Huila (Colombia, loan 2007)

MLS Experience:

  • 2012: Set career-high with 13 goals in regular-season play and co-led team with 17 goals across all competitions. Second on team with eight assists; 13 in all competitions. Set club record with 34 total points and 119 shots in league play. Scored first hat trick of career in 6-2 win at CHV (8/25). Scored first goal of season vs. LA (5/2), a 35-yard shot that was finalist for MLS Goal of the Year. Scored four game-winning goals and five game-winning assists. Leads team with 23 game-winning goals across all competitions since 2009 and also leads team with 12 game-winning assists. Scored eight goals across all competitions in six matches in August. Became first player to appear in 100 matches for Sounders FC at MTL (6/16). Came off bench to score sixth goal in 10 career substitute appearances when he scored vs. VAN (8/18). Leads Sounders FC with seven career Open Cup goals. Scored twice in international friendly against Chelsea FC (7/18).
  • 2011: Broke team record with 33 points, tied his own team-record with 12 goals, and was second on team with nine assists. Led team in goals, shots (108), shots on goal (42) and fouls committed (55). His 33 points were good for third in MLS. Also was third in MLS in shots and shots on goal. Scored (6) or assisted (4) in each of his last eight regular season games, the longest such streak in the 2011 MLS season. His five game-winning goals were tied for tops in MLS. Scored winning free-kick in 90’ at TOR (6/18) and was voted MLS Goal of the Week. Named MLS Player of the Week after scoring two goals in 3-2 win at POR (7/10). Scored two goals just four minutes apart in the second half and propelled team to 3-1 win at VAN (9/24), the winner was a finalist for MLS Goal of the Year. Game-tying and game-winning goals in 2-1 win at NE (10/1). Game-winning goal in 87’ vs. SJ (10/15) in front of 64,140 fans at home. Appeared in 41 games, starting 37, and logged 3229 minutes across all competitions. 18 goals, including nine game-winners, and 11 assists across all competitions. Named U.S. Open Cup Player of the Tournament after scoring three-game winning goals, including the winner in the final vs. CHI (10/4). Scored lone goal in 1-0 USOC semifinal vs. DAL (8/30). Recorded both goals in 2-1 CCL win at CS Herediano (9/14). Missed matches at SJ (4/2) and vs. CHI (4/9) after wrist surgery.
  • 2010: Led the club in nearly every offensive statistical category, including goals (10), assists (10), shots (91), shots on goal (34), fouls committed (44) and fouls suffered (60). One of two players to finish season ranked top ten in MLS goals and assists. Voted MLS Player of the Month for July and was named MLS Inactive All-Star (7/27). Scored or assisted in a league-best nine consecutive matches from 6/5 to 8/8. Scored the first international goal for Sounders FC in the CONCACAF Champions League qualifier vs. Metapán (7/28). Had four game-winning goals in MLS (six in all competitions) and had four game-winning assists. Named MLS Player of the Week for Week 22 and two of his goals were voted Goal of the Week, including his 40-yard free kick at DAL (4/22) and his game-winning header at SJ (7/31). Earned the club’s Golden Boot award for second straight season. Appeared in a team-high 40 matches in all competitions with 35 starts, logging 3174 minutes with 12 goals and 11 assists. Received his Green Card in November, granting him permanent resident status in the U.S. Named MLS Player of the Year by Premios Fox Sports for the second consecutive year.
  • 2009: Won first year-end league award for club as the MLS Newcomer of the Year. Also the recipient of the team’s Golden Boot award and made All-Star team. Started all 29 appearances, including both playoff games for Seattle. Led club in points with 31 on 12 goals and 7 assists. Finished tied for third in league in goals (12) and game-winners (4). Finished first in shots (86) and second in fouls suffered (62). Scored goals in five consecutive games from 6/13/ to 7/11. Scored the first goal in club history at the 12-minute mark vs. NY (3/19), which won MLS Goal of the Week. His dipping 30-yard drive at NE (9/26) was a finalist for MLS Goal of the Year. Won MLS Player of the Month for March. Started three of four U.S. Open Cup appearances. Was named Player of the Round by for his play in the USOC final victory. Named Breakout Player of the Year by FOX Pan American Sports. 

Other Professional Experience:

  • 2008: Led Colom­bian Copa Mustang II in scoring with 16 goals in 22 matches for Deportivo Cali, which finished fourth. Scored five goals in 32 combined appearances during previous two league sessions after returning from loan assignment. Loaned to Atlético Huila and burst upon scene, leading first division with 13 goals in 18 games during Copa Mustang I, with club finishing runner-up, its best-ever placement.

International Experience:
Has four caps for Colombia National Team. Most recent appearance was in friendly with Venezuela at Giants Stadium (8/12/09). Scored first and only goal in Copa Sudamericana. Started Colombia’s World Cup qualifier Oct. 11, 2008 vs. Paraguay. Earned his first national team cap in friendly vs. Panama.

Born Fredy Henkyer Montero Muñoz. Son of Fredy and Jaynne. Oldest of four children. Brother is Luiggi. Sisters are Jaynne and Fiorella. Father was a policeman. As a youth, he regularly was a top tournament scorer. At the age of 13 he approached Deportivo Cali scouts, earning a contract after a single tryout. Starred for the youth team in wins over the Colombian youth national team and a tie with Italy’s Juventus youth team.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2013Seattle Sounders FC00000000000
2012Seattle Sounders FC3328132576812646632451
2011Seattle Sounders FC3027122304910842551770
2010Seattle Sounders FC2927102353109134441650
2009Seattle Sounders FC272712221778632473351
Career Totals-1191094794503441115420990222
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