Frédéric Brillant

Frédéric Brillant (born 26 June 1985) is a French footballer who currently plays for D.C. United in Major League Soccer.

Frédéric Brillant
Personal information
Full name Frédéric Brillant
Date of birth (1985-06-26) 26 June 1985
Place of birth Sedan, France
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
D.C. United
Number 13
Youth career
Sedan Ardennes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2010 RE Bertrix 122 (7)
2011–2012 KV Oostende 32 (6)
2012–2013 Beerschot AC 31 (1)
2013–2016 KV Oostende 79 (6)
2016–2017 New York City FC 54 (2)
2018– D.C. United 61 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 October 2019


KV Oostende

Brillant appeared in 127 games for K.V. Oostende and recorded 13 goals and one assist.

New York City FC

Brillant was acquired by New York City FC from the Belgian team KV Oostende on 28 January 2016 on a free transfer[1] and scored his first MLS goal against Orlando City SC on 29 May 2016.[2] He was released by New York at the end of their 2017 season.[3]

D.C. United

He was signed to a two-year contract by D.C. United on 10 December 2017. On November 1, 2018, Brillant scored his first goal for D.C. United against the Columbus Crew with a header in the first round of the MLS 2018 Playoffs.[4] Brillant finished his first year for DC United with 27 games played, 24 starts, and recorded one assist.[5] Brillant scored his second goal for DC United against Seattle Sounders FC on September 22, 2019. The goal was assisted by Wayne Rooney.[6]

Brillant became a crucial player in DC's defense. For his consistency with DC, he's been featured in three of MLS's Team of the Week in a row.[7][8][9]

On 10 December 2019, he signed a two-year contract extension with the club.[10]


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