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Ederson Moraes

Ederson Moraes

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Goalkeeper
Born
17 August 1993, Osasco, Brazil
Joined City
01 July 2017
Ederson Moraes

Talented young Brazilian goalkeeper...

The Brazilian goalkeeper, who impressed for the Portuguese champions throughout the 2016/17 campaign, joined City on 1 July 2017.

He became the Blues’ fourth Brazilian alongside FernandinhoFernando and Gabriel Jesus and is one of the brightest young goalkeeper prospects in world football.

Born Ederson Santana de Moraes, he began his career as a youth with São Paulo FC, spending two years before joining second tier Portuguese outfit Ribeirão in 2011.

The promising teenager played 30 games before signing Primeira Liga side Rio Ave after just a season.

He would stay with Rio Ave for three seasons, playing 63 games in all competitions and catching the notice of many of Portugal’s bigger clubs including Benfica who bought the youngster in 2015

He played several games for Benfica B and was initially understudy to Brazil’s national team first choice keeper Julio Cesar before becoming Benfica’s first choice throughout the 2016/17 campaign as the Eagles secured a league and cup double.

Possessing excellent reflexes and distribution, the left-footed Ederson is also quick to spot any potential danger, rushing out to clear his lines and snuff out any potential danger.

His reputation for point-blank saves quickly made him a popular figure among the Benfica supporters and he showed why on his senior debut (friendly) against Manchester United in July 2017.

Ederson enjoyed a fantastic first campaign with City and was an integral part of the Blues' Premier League title success and was nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award 2018.

In May 2018, he penned a new deal with City that ties him to the Club until 2025.

Though included in Brazil's 2018 World Cup squad, Ederson didn't feature in any of the games in Russia.

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Career history Appearance
Ribeirão

Ribeirão

2011-2012

29
Rio Ave

Rio Ave

2012-2015

37
Benfica B

Benfica B

2015

4
Benfica

Benfica

2015-2017

37
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