Eduardo playing for Portugal in 2011
|Full name||Eduardo dos Reis Carvalho|
|Date of birth||19 September 1982|
|Place of birth||Mirandela, Portugal|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2007||→ Beira-Mar (loan)||15||(0)|
|2007–2008||→ Vitória Setúbal (loan)||30||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ Benfica (loan)||1||(0)|
|2012–2013||→ İstanbul BB (loan)||32||(0)|
|2013–||→ Braga (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 14 May 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Eduardo dos Reis Carvalho (born 19 September 1982 in Mirandela), known as simply Eduardo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Braga on loan from Genoa and the Portuguese national team as a goalkeeper.
A product of Sporting Clube de Braga's youth system, Carvalho first appeared in Portugal's first division during the 2006–07 season, when he served a six-month loan at S.C. Beira-Mar. In the following campaign he was also loaned, this time to Vitória de Setúbal, and was as a key player in a Carlos Carvalhal-led side that won the inaugural Portuguese League Cup – thus qualifying for the UEFA Cup – with a Man of the match display in the final against Sporting Clube de Portugal, saving three kicks in the penalty shootout.
Eduardo returned to Braga in 2008–09, playing in all the league matches, while doing the same in the Minho side's UEFA Cup round-of-16 run. The same happened in the following year – with the club finishing in its best-ever position, second – as he only conceded 20 goals (joint-best in the competition).
On 7 July 2010, Eduardo signed a four-year contract with Italy's Genoa C.F.C. for a reported €4 million, replacing departed Marco Amelia. Braga would also receive a 25% future transfer fee if Genoa sold the player.
Eduardo started all the games but one for Genoa in his first season in Serie A, in a final midtable position. In July 2011 he returned to his country and joined S.L. Benfica on loan, with the Lisbon outfit having and option to buy at the end of the campaign.
He made his full debut on 11 February 2009 in a friendly match with Finland, playing the first 60 minutes in a 1–0 home win, and remained the starter throughout the remainder of the qualifying campaign. He also started in the final stages in South Africa, keeping clean sheets against Côte d'Ivoire, North Korea and Brazil, and only conceding in the round-of-16 loss against eventual champions Spain (0–1), where he effectively denied many shots from the opposition, namely by David Villa.
After being relegated to the bench in his club, Eduardo met the same fate in the national team, to Rui Patrício, and both finished the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying campaign with five games (450 minutes) as Portugal qualified for the final stages.
- "Un altro colpo Mondiale per il Genoa" [Another World Cup strike for Genoa] (in Italian). Genoa official website. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
- "Preziosi explains Eduardo deal". Football Italia. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
- "Eduardo no Istambul BB" [Eduardo to Istambul BB] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
- Stats and profile at Zerozero
- Stats at ForaDeJogo
- PortuGOAL profile
- Eduardo Carvalho at National-Football-Teams.com