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Once dubbed 'the next Pele,' Freddy Adu today joined Finnish side Kuopion Palloseura

The American player was once seen as a wonderkid but has now joined his 11th team in as many years.

Freddy Adu has played for 11 clubs in as many years.
Freddy Adu has played for 11 clubs in as many years.

FREDDY ADU’S NOMADIC career has now taken him to Finland, after the player once dubbed ‘the next Pele’ signed for Veikkausliiga side Kuopion Palloseura.

Adu, 25, was touted as a wonderkid of the world game when he burst onto the scene at 14, becoming the youngest athlete ever to sign a professional contract in the US.

On Saturday, he signed for his 11th club in as many years since turning professional when Finnish top-flight side Kuopion Palloseura announced the American had agreed to join them on a one-year deal.

Since signing professional terms with DC United in 2004, Adu went on to play for Real Salt Lake, Benfica, Monaco, Belenenses, Greek side Aris and Turkish Super Lig club Rizespor.

In 2011, he returned to the US to join Philadelphia Union, before stints at Bahia in Brazil and Serbian side Jagodina, who released him in December.

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