Eduardo Carvalho

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Dos Reis and the second or paternal family name is Carvalho.
Eduardo dos Reis Carvalho, Portugal - Argentina, 9th February 2011.jpg
Eduardo playing for Portugal in 2011
Personal information
Full name Eduardo dos Reis Carvalho
Date of birth (1982-09-19) 19 September 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Mirandela, Portugal
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Dinamo Zagreb
Number 34
Youth career
1992–1996 Mirandela
1996–1997 Vitória Guimarães
1997–1998 Mirandela
1998–2001 Braga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2006 Braga B 113 (0)
2006–2010 Braga 60 (0)
2007 Beira-Mar (loan) 15 (0)
2007–2008 Vitória Setúbal (loan) 30 (0)
2010–2014 Genoa 37 (0)
2011–2012 Benfica (loan) 1 (0)
2012–2013 İstanbul BB (loan) 33 (0)
2013–2014 Braga (loan) 29 (0)
2014– Dinamo Zagreb 14 (0)
National team
2004 Portugal U21 2 (0)
2009– Portugal 35 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Eduardo dos Reis Carvalho (born 19 September 1982 in Mirandela), known as simply Eduardo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Croatian club GNK Dinamo Zagreb and the Portugal national team, as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

A partial product of S.C. Braga's youth system, Carvalho first appeared in Portugal's top 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 and thus qualifying for the UEFA Cup, with a Man of the match display in the final against Sporting Clube de Portugal where he saved three kicks in the penalty shootout.

Eduardo returned to Braga for 2008–09, playing in all the league matches while doing the same in the Minho team'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 Serie A's Genoa C.F.C. for a reported 4 million,[1] replacing departed Marco Amelia. Braga would also receive a 25% future transfer fee if the Italians sold the player.[2]

Eduardo started all the games but one for Genoa in his first and only season, in a final midtable position. In July 2011 he returned to his country and joined S.L. Benfica on loan, with the Lisbon club having and option to buy at the end of the campaign.

On 26 June 2012 Eduardo signed for İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor (football) on a three-year contract, joining countryman Carlos Carvalhal (coach) at the Süper Lig team.[3] The following summer he returned to his country and Braga, still owned by Genoa.

On 27 June 2014 Eduardo joined several compatriots at Croatian side GNK Dinamo Zagreb, after agreeing to a three-year contract.[4]

International career[edit]

After UEFA Euro 2008, Eduardo was called for new national team coach Carlos Queiroz for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Denmark, where he played understudy to Quim.

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 as Portugal qualified for the final stages. He was also named in the squad of 23 for the 2014 World Cup,[5] but only managed to play five minutes in the last group stage match against Ghana, coming on for injured Beto.[6]


Vitória de Setúbal
Dinamo Zagreb


  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Preziosi explains Eduardo deal". Football Italia. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Eduardo no Istambul BB" [Eduardo to Istambul BB] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Veliko pojačanje na golu: Eduardo potpisao za Dinamo!" (in Croatian). Dinamo Zagreb. 27 June 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Portugal World Cup 2014 squad". The Daily Telegraph. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Ronaldo downs Ghana but Portugal crash out". 26 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 

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