Freddie was born Frederick David Sears on 27th
November 1989 in Hornchurch. He has risen through the ranks from the youth teams to the first team even winning a cap apiece for England U19's and U20's including two goals in his solitary appearance for the U19's against Poland. His only goal for West Ham came on his debut against Blackburn Rovers in March 2008. He's appeared in 24 Premier League games, 19 of them from the bench.
In November 2008 he signed a five year deal keeping him at the Boleyn Ground until 2013.
Reaction from Sears and from Palace when available.