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Brad Friedel

Brad Friedel
Brad Friedel at practice with Tottenham Hotspur
Personal information
Full nameBradley Howard Friedel
Date of birthMay 18, 1971(age 45)
Place of birthLakewood, Ohio, United States
Height1.88 m
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Club information
Current clubTottenham Hotspur

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Bradley Howard Friedel (born May 18, 1971) is an American soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

He played 82 games for the United States national team between 1992 and 2005, and represented his country at three FIFA World Cup tournaments. He is the current holder of the Premier League record for most consecutive appearances with 278 (as of 10 September 2011), a feat he achieved during spells at Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa, and Tottenham Hotspur.

He is also officially Aston Villa's oldest ever player, a record he achieved on 1 February 2011 by playing in the club's Premier League fixture away at Manchester United. Friedel's age of 39 years and 259 days surpassed the previous record held by Ernie Callaghan who last played for Villa against Grimsby Town in April 1947, aged 39 years and 257 days. Friedel's last appearance for Villa was on 22 May 2011 in a 1 - 0 home win against Liverpool, aged 40 years and 4 days.

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