Freddy dos Santos
|Freddy dos Santos|
|Host of||The Amazing Race Norge|
Freddy dos Santos is the host of The Amazing Race Norge. He is a former Norwegian footballer who was playing most of his career for Vålerenga in the Norwegian Premier League.
Dos Santos' father is from Cape Verde. He was born in Oslo, Norway.
He has spent most of his life playing European Football (AKA Soccer). He began his career playing for the Skeid club of Oslo. He was in the Norwegian Top Division during his last two seasons playing for Skeid. In 1998, he moved to the Molde, Norway, Football Club after Skeid got relegated from the top-flight. During this time, he was a part of the 1999-2000 Champions League.
In 2001, dos Santos returned to Oslo and joined the Vålerenga football club. He is often credits as helping them secure direct promotion. He was in the finals games both times Vålerenga won the Norwegian Football Cup. He also won the Norwegian Premier League. Dos Santos has played more than 300 games for Vålerenga, more than any other player in the club.
He has also played football at various youth levels for Norway in international games, but never at the senior level. He is eligible to play for Cape Verde, but never has.
In 2006, dos Santos joined with four other professional footballers (Morten Gamst Pedersen, Raymond Kvisvik, Kristofer Hæstad and Øyvind Svenning) to create a band called The Players. They released a single called This is For Real.
In 2012, dos Santos was hired as the host of the Norwegian version of The Amazing Race. He is a little more involved than other Race hosts in his duties, as he often provides voiceovers describing what teams are doing and where their current status rests.