|Full name||Cédric Ricardo Alves Soares|
|Date of birth||31 August 1991|
|Place of birth||Singen, Germany|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|2011–2012||→ Académica (loan)||24||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 16 March 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Singen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany to Portuguese immigrants, Soares returned to his parents' country at the age of two. He joined Sporting Clube de Portugal's youth system in 1999, aged eight.
Soares made his Primeira Liga debut with the first team on 8 May 2011, starting in a 0–1 home loss against Vitória de Setúbal. For 2011–12 he, alongside teammate Adrien Silva, was loaned to fellow top-divisioner Académica de Coimbra, where he played regularly and won that season's Taça de Portugal, playing the full 90 minutes in the 1–0 triumph against precisely Sporting.
Subsequently Soares returned to the Lisbon side, being first-choice in the following years under several managers.
Soares gained 72 caps for Portugal at youth level, including ten for the under-21s. His maiden appearance with the senior team occurred on 11 October 2014, as he started in a 1–2 friendly defeat to France in Paris.
- As of 11 May 2014
- Martins, José (19 October 2014). "Cedric setzt sich hohe Ziele" [Cedric sets high goals for himself] (in German). Kicker. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
- Pereira, Sérgio (21 October 2014). "Memórias do miúdo que foi para o Sporting por causa da Alemanha" [Memoirs of the kid who joined Sporting because of Germany] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
- "Académica shock Sporting to lift Portuguese Cup". PortuGOAL. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
- "Cédric na Seleção: "Chegou a minha hora"" [Cédric in the national team: "My time has come"] (in Portuguese). Relvado. 6 October 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
- "France get the better of Portugal". UEFA.com. 11 October 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
- "Cédric". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
- Stats and profile at Zerozero
- Cédric Soares profile at ForaDeJogo
- Cédric Soares at National-Football-Teams.com