Eder (Portuguese footballer)

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Eder
Éder 2017.jpg
Eder with Lokomotiv Moscow in 2017
Personal information
Full name Ederzito António Macedo Lopes
Date of birth (1987-12-22) 22 December 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Lokomotiv Moscow
Number 19
Youth career
1999–2006 ADC Adémia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Oliveira Hospital
2006–2008 Tourizense 42 (11)
2008–2012 Académica 83 (12)
2012–2015 Braga 60 (26)
2015–2016 Swansea City 13 (0)
2016Lille (loan) 13 (6)
2016–2018 Lille 31 (6)
2017–2018Lokomotiv Moscow (loan) 18 (4)
2018– Lokomotiv Moscow 32 (5)
National team
2012– Portugal 35 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2018

Ederzito António Macedo Lopes ComM (born 22 December 1987), commonly known as Eder[2] (European Portuguese: [ˈɛðɛɾ]), is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow and the Portugal national team.

He started playing in 2008 with Académica, and signed for Braga four years later. During seven seasons, he amassed Primeira Liga totals of 143 matches and 38 goals, and also competed professionally in Wales, France and Russia.

A Portuguese international since 2012, Eder represented the country at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016, winning the latter tournament and scoring the only goal in the final.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Born in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Eder moved to Portugal as a child, and started playing football with Associação Desportiva e Cultural da Adémia in the Coimbra District at the age of 11.[3] He made his senior debut with Oliveira do Hospital and Tourizense, the latter in the third division and the farm team of Académica de Coimbra.[4]

Académica[edit]

Eder made his Primeira Liga debut for Académica on 24 August 2008, in a 0–1 away loss against Estrela da Amadora.[5] He scored his first goal for the club at the end of the season, netting the Students equalizing goal in an eventual 3–1 victory over Associação Naval 1º de Maio.[6]

On 2 May 2010, Eder scored what looked like a winning goal against Nacional, but the visitors eventually drew it 3–3 in the 90th minute.[7] On 12 September of the following year, against the same opponent and also in Coimbra, he bagged a brace in a 4–0 routing,[8] finishing the season with five goals in 16 appearances; he also helped the club win its first Portuguese Cup since 1939 by defeating Sporting Clube de Portugal in the final,[9] but he only featured in the earlier rounds, as he was suspended by his employers for not reporting to training for several weeks, as interest in acquiring his services arose.[10][11][12]

Braga[edit]

In summer 2012, Eder signed with Braga for four years. He made his official debut for his new team on 2 September in a 0–2 loss at Paços de Ferreira[13] but scored twice late into that month as the Minho Province side defeated Rio Ave 4–1 at home,[14] contributing with one in a 4–4 home draw with Olhanense.[15]

On 30 November 2012, in the fifth round of the Taça de Portugal, Eder netted the winning goal as Braga defeated Porto 2–1, booking a place in the quarter-finals.[16] On 6 January 2013, in a league match against Moreirense, he scored the game's only goal shortly after the restart;[17] on 23 February he netted in each half of the local derby against Vitória de Guimarães, in a 3–2 win at the Estádio Municipal de Braga,[18] but missed the rest of the campaign after suffering a ligament tear in early March.[19]

In the domestic cup final on 31 May 2015, Eder opened the scoring against Sporting with a penalty after Cédric Soares had been sent off for fouling Djavan, but missed in the penalty shootout as Braga eventually lost following a 2–2 draw.[20]

Swansea City / Lille[edit]

On 28 June 2015, Premier League club Swansea City agreed a fee of around £5 million to sign Eder on a three-year deal.[21] He made his debut on 8 August, playing the final 11 minutes of a 2–2 draw at title holders Chelsea in place of Bafétimbi Gomis.[22]

Having not scored in 15 competitive games for the Swans – only four starts – Eder joined French side Lille on loan for the remainder of the season.[23] He made his debut on 3 February 2016 as a half-time replacement for Yassine Benzia in a 1–0 home win against Stade Malherbe Caen, and scored his first goal four days later to open a 1–1 draw against Stade Rennais also at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.[24]

On 23 April 2016, Eder played the full 90 minutes in the final of the Coupe de la Ligue, which ended in a 1–2 loss to Paris Saint-Germain.[25] On 24 May, after helping his team finish fifth and qualify to the UEFA Europa League, he signed a permanent four-year contract.[26][27]

On 2 March 2017, Eder scored the final goal (four minutes into injury time after 90 minutes of normal time had elapsed) in a 2–1 away win over Championnat de France Amateur club Bergerac Périgord in the Round of 16.[28]

Lokomotiv Moscow[edit]

On 23 August 2017, Eder joined Russian Premier League club Lokomotiv Moscow in a season-long loan with a buyout option.[29] On 5 May 2018, he scored the winning goal in the 87th minute from Vladislav Ignatyev's cross against Zenit Saint Petersburg in a 1–0 triumph, which helped to grant his team their first league title since 2004.[30]

On 16 July 2018, Eder moved to the RZD Arena on a permanent basis.[31]

International career[edit]

Eder taking on Italy's Andrea Ranocchia in a June 2015 friendly.

Eder chose to represent Portugal internationally. After impressive club performances for Braga, he was first called up by the national team in August 2012 for a match against Luxembourg for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, but remained an unused substitute in the 2–1 away win on 7 September.[32] He made his debut four days later in the same competition, replacing Hélder Postiga in the dying minutes of a 3–0 home win over Azerbaijan.[33]

On 19 May 2014, Eder was named in the final 23-man squad for the tournament in Brazil.[34] He made his debut in the competition on 16 June, replacing injured Hugo Almeida in the first half of a 0–4 group stage loss to Germany.[35] In the second game, a 2–2 draw against the United States, he replaced another injured striker early on, this time Postiga.[36]

Eder's first international goal came on his 18th cap, the only goal in a friendly victory over Italy at the Stade de Genève on 16 June 2015.[37] He was selected by Fernando Santos for his UEFA Euro 2016 squad,[38] appearing in three games as a substitute and scoring the only goal in the final to help defeat hosts France after extra time.[39][40][41]

Eder was not picked for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup squad, being replaced by Porto's André Silva.[42] He was included in a preliminary 35-man list for the 2018 World Cup,[43] but did not make the final cut.[44]

Style of play[edit]

Eder is a strong, hard-working and well-rounded striker, with a solid first touch. Usually deployed as a centre forward, he excels in the air due to his height and powerful physique, although he is also capable of playing in other offensive positions due to his ability to hold up the ball with his back to goal and play-off his teammates.[45][46]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played on 13 May 2018[47]
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tourizense 2006–07 Portuguese Second Division 7 1 1 0 8 1
2007–08 Portuguese Second Division 34 10 1 0 35 10
2008–09 Portuguese Second Division 1 0 1 0 2 0
Total 42 11 3 0 45 11
Académica 2008–09 Primeira Liga 24 1 6 0 30 1
2009–10 Primeira Liga 22 4 5 2 27 6
2010–11 Primeira Liga 21 2 6 3 27 5
2011–12 Primeira Liga 16 5 5 1 21 6
Total 83 12 22 6 105 18
Braga 2012–13 Primeira Liga 18 13 7 3 6[a] 0 31 16
2013–14 Primeira Liga 13 3 2 1 1[b] 0 16 4
2014–15 Primeira Liga 29 10 6 3 35 13
Total 60 26 15 7 7 0 82 33
Swansea City 2015–16 Premier League 13 0 2 0 15 0
Total 13 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
Lille 2015–16 Ligue 1 13 6 1 0 14 6
2016–17 Ligue 1 31 6 5 1 1 0[b] 37 7
Total 44 12 6 1 1 0 51 13
Lokomotiv Moscow 2017–18 Russian Premier League 18 4 1 0 9 0[b] 28 4
Total 18 4 1 0 9 0 28 4
Career total 260 65 49 14 17 0 326 79
  1. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in the UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of 20 November 2018[48]
Portugal
Year Apps Goals
2012 4 0
2013 2 0
2014 10 0
2015 5 1
2016 11 3
2017 1 0
2018 2 1
Total 35 5

International goals[edit]

As of 14 October 2018 (Portugal score listed first, score column indicates score after each Eder goal)[48]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 16 June 2015 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland 18  Italy 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2 29 May 2016 Estádio do Dragão, Porto, Portugal 24  Norway 3–0 3–0
3 8 June 2016 Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal 26  Estonia 7–0 7–0
4 10 July 2016 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France 29  France 1–0 1–0 (a.e.t.) UEFA Euro 2016 Final
5 14 October 2018 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 34  Scotland 2–0 3–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Académica

Braga

Lokomotiv Moscow

International[edit]

Portugal

Orders[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Candeias, Pedro (26 July 2016). "Olá, eu sou o Eder ("não ponham acento, que não é fixe") e esta é a minha história" [Hi, I am Eder ("do not accentuate it, that's not cool") and this is my story]. Expresso (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  3. ^ Gonçalves, Bruno (14 October 2010). "É Éderzito mas já rima com seleção" [His name is Éderzito but it already rhymes with national team]. Diário As Beiras (in Portuguese). Retrieved 30 May 2013.
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External links[edit]

  • Eder at ForaDeJogo Edit this at Wikidata
  • Eder at National-Football-Teams.com Edit this at Wikidata
  • EderFIFA competition record Edit this at Wikidata
  • EderUEFA competition record Edit this at Wikidata