Date of birth
Freddie Ladapo made a January transfer deadline day switch to Southend from Premier League side Crystal Palace in 2018.
Freddie was part of the Blues Academy before moving to Colchester United in League One where he spent four seasons, however the majority of which saw him out on loan learning his trade in non-league football.
The Romford-born striker signed for the Eagles from Margate in March 2016 after impressing during a trial with the club's development squad, where he netted a hat-trick against Watford in his first game.
Loan moves to fellow League One clubs Oldham Athletic & Shrewsbury Town followed, scoring four goals in 15 appearances for Shrews.
The striker made his first-team debut for Palace against Manchester United in the Premier League at Old Trafford in September.