Frédéric Brillant

Frédéric Brillant
Frédéric Brillant
Frédéric Brillant
Real Name: Frédéric Brillant
HT: 6' 3" WT: 181
Pronunciation: BREE-yawnt
Age: 34 (06/26/1985)
Hometown: Sedan, France


2018 (D.C. United): In his season with the Black-and-Red, Frederic Brillant was a mainstay at center back after making 27 appearances (24 starts) in the regular season. Brillant collected his first point for the Black-and-Red on March 17, assisting Luciano Acosta’s 96th-minute equalizer against the Houston Dynamo. His first goal for the club came on November 1 in the knockout round of the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs against the Columbus Crew. Brillant’s close-range header opened the scoring, and marked the first playoff goal for the Black-and-Red at Audi Field.

2017 (NYCFC): In 2017, Brillant continued to be a key factor in the New York defense, making 23 appearances and scoring one goal. His lone goal that year was as an important game-winner in the 2-1 win against second place Chicago on July 22. His defensive ability helped pave the way for New York to have the fifth stingiest defense in MLS (third in Eastern Conference) by allowing only 43 goals in 2017.

2016 (NYCFC): Brillant made his MLS debut in a win over Chicago on March 6, 2016 and became a mainstay in the NYCFC backline that season. He started 31 out of 34 regular season games for the Sky Blues and helped lead the franchise to their first ever MLS Cup Playoff berth. The defender recorded eight shutouts in his first season and scored his first career MLS goal on May 29, 2016 in a 2-2 draw with Orlando to earn an MLS Team of the Week selection. His performance in October of that year earned him the Etihad Player of the Month award for NYCFC.

2011-2016 (Koninklijke Voetbalclub Oostende / Koninklijke Beerschot Antwerpen Club): Brillant started his professional career in the Belgian First Division with Koninklijke Voetbalclub Oostende. He made 111 appearances and scored 12 goals in two stints with the team (2011-2012, 2013-2016). He spent the 2012/2013 season with Koninklijke Beerschot Antwerpen Club and made 32 appearances, scoring one goal and recording three assists.


Acquired from New York City FC on Dec. 10, 2017 in exchange for $75,000 of General Allocation Money and a 2018 international slot and sign him to a two-year contract.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2019D.C. United343322961227926050
2018D.C. United27240218119124310
2017New York City FC231611523115510130
2016New York City FC313112790011421040
Career Totals-1151044945546219814130
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