- Height / Weight: 6-3 / 195
- Age: 27 (04/20/1986)
- Pronunciation: STEF-in Fry
- Experience: 5 years
- Hometown: Altstaetten, Switzerland
- How Acquired: Via trade with Toronto FC on December 10, 2013.
- Previous Clubs: Toronto FC (2009-13)
2013: Appeared in one game for Toronto FC, a 1-0 loss at CHI (10/19).
2012: Started in the first leg of the 2011-2012 CONCACAF Champions League Quarter-Finals against LA Galaxy. Missed remainder of the season due to injury which required season ending surgery.
2011: Appeared and started in 27 matches, logging 2,406 minutes and six clean sheets. Surpassed Jimmy Brennan for most all-time club appearances with 95. Appeared and started in all four matches in the Nutrilite Canadian Championship, recording two clean sheets.
2010: Started all 28 games played, logging 2,520 minutes and making 108 saves. Finished the season with eight shutouts and a record of 8-13-7. Frei also posted a 1.32 goals against average and a 70% save percentage. Won the MLS Save of the Week award in Week 15. Named Toronto FC’s Humanitarian of the Year. Went with the MLS Generation adidas winter tour to Spain at the conclusion of the MLS season.
2009: Started 26 of all 26 games played and logged 2,295 minutes, and making 98 saves. Recorded his first professional win in 3-2 win at KC (03/21). Recorded first professional shutout a few weeks later at home in a 1-0 win over Chivas USA. Finished the season with 5 shutouts. Won MLS Save of the Week for three straight weeks (08/26, 09/05, and 09/17). Finished with a record of 9-9-7. Awarded Toronto FC’s “Defender of the Year” at the end of season. Played the first half against Real Madrid on 08/07/09. Started all but one game of the Nutrilite Canadian Championship. Played both games against Puerto Rico Islanders in the CONCACAF Champions League.
2008: In 21 games played made 82 saves for a GAA of 0.77. Was on the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch list. College Soccer News Third Team All-American. Top Drawer Soccer First Team of the Year, First Team All-Pac-10. NSCAA First Team Far West All-Region.
2007: Played in 20 games, all as starter making 91 saves with a GAA of 0.77. NSCAA First Team All-American. First Team All-Pac 10, NSCAA First Team Far West Region.
2006: Played in 6 games, 5 as a starter making 18 saves with a 0.59 GAA. Led Pac-10 in shutouts, saves, save percentage , and saves per game.
Member of Swiss U-15 National Team.
Son of Marlies and Erwin, and has one brother Michael. Attended De La Salle High School and was named 2005 Athlete of the Year. Also speaks German. His childhood hero is German Keeper Oliver Kahn, and the player he’d most like to face in a game is Edwin van der Saar. Also enjoys basketball. His favorite vacation spot is the Maldives.