Édson Nobre

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Édson
Personal information
Full name Édson de Jesus Nobre
Date of birth (1980-03-02) 2 March 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Benguela, Angola
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger / Forward
Youth career
Anadia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Mealhada
2001–2003 Anadia
2003–2005 Oliveira Bairro 64 (17)
2005–2009 Paços Ferreira 102 (12)
2009–2010 Ethnikos Achna 2 (0)
2010–2011 Libolo
2011 Arouca 0 (0)
2011–2012 Aliados Lordelo 0 (0)
National team
2005–2009 Angola 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Édson de Jesus Nobre, known as simply Édson (born 2 March 1980), is an Angolan retired footballer who played mainly as a winger.

He spent most of his professional career in Portugal, mainly with Paços de Ferreira, with which he appeared in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup.

Édson represented Angola at the 2006 World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Born in Benguela, Édson started his professional career in Portugal at the age of 19, going on to play lower league football with G.D. Mealhada and Anadia FC. In 2005, his third division performances with Oliveira do Bairro S.C. caught the attention of top level club F.C. Paços de Ferreira.

Édson made his league debut against C.D. Nacional on 21 August 2005, in a 0–1 loss in Madeira. In his second season, as Paços reached the UEFA Cup for the first time ever, he scored four goals in 25 games, but was never an undisputed starter in his four-year stay.

In the 2009 summer, Édson signed with Cyprus' Ethnikos Achna FC. However, this spell would be quite unsuccessful, and he returned to his country in the following transfer window, joining C.R.D. Libolo.

International career[edit]

An Angolan international since 2005, Édson was called up to the following year's Africa Cup of Nations and the FIFA World Cup. In the latter he played 20 minutes against Portugal, in a 0–1 defeat.[1]

Édson also participated in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, appearing in the quarterfinal match against Egypt, a 1–2 loss.

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