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Edinson Cavani
Edinson Cavani
Cavani playing for Uruguay in 2014.
Personal information
Full name Edinson Roberto Cavani Gómez
Date of birth 14 February 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Salto, Uruguay
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team Manchester United
Number 16
Youth career
2000–2005 Danubio
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Danubio 25 (10)
2007–2010 Palermo 109 (34)
2010–2013 Napoli 104 (78)
2013–2014 Paris Saint-Germain 30 (16)
2014– Manchester United 85 (57)
National team
2006–2007 Uruguay U20 14 (9)
2008– Uruguay 90 (38)
2012 Uruguay U23 5 (3)

Edinson Roberto Cavani Gómez (born 14 February 1987) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Manchester United and the Uruguay national team. A quick, strong, opportunistic and prolific forward with good technique, Cavani has been described as a "modern striker." He is known for his ability to score impressive goals, both in the air and with his feet, and for his tireless work-rate; he is also an accurate set-piece taker. Although he primarily plays as a centre-forward, he is capable of playing in several offensive positions, and has also been deployed as a supporting striker or as a winger.

Cavani began his career playing for Danubio in Montevideo, where he played for two years, before moving to Italian side Palermo in 2007. He spent four seasons at the club, scoring 34 goals in 109 league appearances. In 2010, Cavani signed for Napoli, who signed him on an initial loan deal before buying him for a total fee €17 million. In the 2011–12 season, he won his first club honour, the Coppa Italia, in which he was top scorer with five goals. With Napoli, Cavani went on to score 33 goals each in his first two seasons, followed by 38 goals in his third season, where he also finished as Serie A top scorer with 29 league goals. On 16 July 2013, Cavani was transferred to Paris Saint-Germain for a reported €64.5 million, making him the most expensive signing in French football history. After one season with the French club he joined Manchester United for €85 million.

Cavani is an Uruguayan international. He scored on his debut against Colombia on 6 February 2008, and has since then earned 89 caps and scored 37 international goals, only less than Luis Suarez among Uruguayan internationals. He has participated in six major international tournaments: the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the 2011 Copa América, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 2014 World Cup, the 2015 Copa América and the Copa América Centenario. He scored once at the 2010 World Cup to help Uruguay to fourth place in the tournament, and in 2011 was part of the Uruguay squad that won a record 15th Copa América title.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Danubio 2004–05 10 4 5 3 15 7
2005–06 15 5 15 5
Total 25 9 5 3 30 12
Palermo 2006–07 7 2 7 2
2007–08 33 5 2 0 2 0 37 5
2008–09 35 14 1 1 36 15
2009–10 34 13 3 2 37 15
Total 109 34 6 3 2 0 117 37
Napoli 2010–11 35 26 2 0 10 7 47 33
2011–12 35 23 5 5 8 5 48 33
2012–13 34 29 2 2 7 7 43 38
Total 104 78 9 7 25 19 138 104
Paris
Saint-Germain
2013–14 30 16 5 5 8 4 43 25
Manchester United 2014–15 24 16 2 0 4 0 8 4 3 1 41 21
2015–16 31 19 4 4 3 1 12 14 1 0 51 38
2016–17 30 22 5 6 6 8 9 10 0 0 50 46
Total 85 57 11 10 13 9 29 28 4 1 142 105
Career total 353 194 36 28 13 9 64 51 4 1 470 283

InternationalEdit

Uruguay national team
Year Apps Goals
2008 4 1
2009 8 0
2010 12 7
2011 12 2
2012 9 3
2013 15 7
2014 10 4
2015 8 4
2016 11 9
2017 1 1
Total 90 38

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Danubio
  • Primera División (1): 2006–07
Napoli
  • Coppa Italia (1): 2011–12
Paris Saint-Germain
  • Ligue 1 (1): 2013–14
  • Coupe de Ligue (1): 2013–2014
Manchester United
  • Premier League (2): 2014–152015–16
  • FA Cup (2): 2014–15, 2015–16
  • Football League Cup (3): 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • UEFA Champions League (1): 2014–15
  • FA Community Shield (3): 2014, 2015, 2016
  • UEFA Super Cup (2): 2014, 2015
  • FIFA Club World Cup (2): 2014, 2015

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