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 Fernandinho, Fernando 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.