Season Report Card: Fred

Melbourne Heart’s captain enjoyed a brilliant debut season for his new club after becoming the club’s big name signing in the off-season.

Melbourne Heart-s captain enjoyed a brilliant debut season for his new club after becoming the club-s big name signing in the off-season. The ex-Melbourne Victory midfielder would go on to prove to all that he still had the quality to cut it in the A-League, after three seasons in the MLS since leaving the blue side of Melbourne before returning in the red and white of the Heart.

Named the new captain of the club by John van-t Schip, Fred took the mantle of leader with exceptional class, winning all sorts of accolades for his performances over the season, including being named the captain of the A-League-s team of the season, as well as receiving the Alex Tobin Player of the Year award for the 2011/12 season.

Unfortunately, Fred did spend a lot of the season out with a number of injury problems, which would prove rather problematic for the Heart who stumbled without the Brazilian-s leadership ability.

Fred only scored one goal for Melbourne Heart in his debut season, but his overall industry, creativity and ability to lead by example made him a priceless asset to his manager.

Highs: - Alex Tobin Player of the Year - Selection in the A-League Team of the Year - Selected as captain of the A-League Team of the Year - First goal in the Red and White against Newcastle Jets

Lows: - Recurring injuries, curbing his involvement in his debut season at the Heart In a word: Influential.