Stefan Frei

Stefan Frei
Stefan Frei
Stefan Frei
Real Name: Stefan Frei
HT: 6' 3" WT: 195
Age: 31 (04/20/1986)
Birthplace: Altstaetten, Switzerland
Hometown: Berkeley, CA

HOW ACQUIRED: Acquired from Toronto FC via trade on December 10, 2013 in exchange for 2015 conditional first round SuperDraft pick.


When Seattle signed Stefan Frei, he’d played a grand total of 90 minutes over the previous two seasons shortened by injuries and fierce competition. All he did in Seattle was become one of the league’s best shot-stoppers and an almost immediate leader on a veteran back line. Frei’s feline instincts, calm locker room demeanor and well-rounded skill base put him in prime position to assume a place as one of the most balanced and talented keepers MLS has yet produced.

INTERNATIONAL: Frei has not appeared for the Swiss national team but did spent time in the national youth system with the U15s before moving to the U.S. as a youngster.

COLLEGE: Frei landed on MLS radars after a wildly successful career at Cal. He’s still tied for fourth all-time in career shutouts, and his goals-against average (0.68) and save percentage (0.829) were both tops in the Pac-12 during his All-American senior year in 2008.

NOTES: Frei is the son of Marlies and Erwin, and has one brother Michael. He attended De La Salle High School and was named 2005 Athlete of the Year. He also speaks German, and his childhood hero is German Keeper Oliver Kahn, and the player he’d most like to face in a game is Edwin van der Saar. He also enjoys basketball. His favorite vacation spot is the Maldives.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2017Seattle Sounders FC121210803331922354
2016Seattle Sounders FC33332970891416814136
2015Seattle Sounders FC3131274410111332314106
2014Seattle Sounders FC34343060999506720104
2013Toronto FC119002111010
2012Toronto FC00000000000
2011Toronto FC272724066106494431211
2010Toronto FC28282520810837668137
2009Toronto FC262622955983834997
Career Totals-19219217165496482683035717345
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