Cédric Soares

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Alves and the second or paternal family name is Soares.
Cédric
Personal information
Full name Cédric Ricardo Alves Soares
Date of birth (1991-08-31) 31 August 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Singen, Germany
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Sporting CP
Number 41
Youth career
1999–2010 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Sporting CP 62 (2)
2011–2012 Académica (loan) 24 (0)
2013 Sporting B 2 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Portugal U16 11 (1)
2007–2008 Portugal U17 11 (0)
2009 Portugal U18 5 (0)
2009–2010 Portugal U19 17 (0)
2010–2011 Portugal U20 18 (0)
2011–2012 Portugal U21 10 (0)
2014– Portugal 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 16 March 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Cédric Ricardo Alves Soares (born 31 August 1991), known simply as Cédric, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Sporting Clube de Portugal as a right back.

Club career[edit]

Born in Singen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany to Portuguese immigrants, Soares returned to his parents' country at the age of two.[1][2] 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.[3]

Subsequently Soares returned to the Lisbon side, being first-choice in the following years under several managers.

International career[edit]

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.[4][5]

Honours[edit]

Académica

Club statistics[edit]

As of 11 May 2014[6]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Totals
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sporting 2010–11 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 0
Totals 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 0
Académica 2011–12 24 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
Totals 24 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
Sporting 2012–13 13 1 0 0 3 0 7 0 23 1
Sporting 2013–14 28 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 31 1
Totals 35 2 3 0 3 0 7 0 48 2
Career totals 49 2 8 0 3 0 7 0 67 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martins, José (19 October 2014). "Cedric setzt sich hohe Ziele" [Cedric sets high goals for himself] (in German). Kicker. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Académica shock Sporting to lift Portuguese Cup". PortuGOAL. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "France get the better of Portugal". UEFA.com. 11 October 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Cédric". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 

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