Éder Militão

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Éder Militão
Éder Militão.jpg
Militão playing for FC Porto in 2018
Personal information
Full name Éder Gabriel Militão
Date of birth (1998-01-18) 18 January 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Sertãozinho, Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender / Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Porto
Number 3
Youth career
2010–2017 São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 São Paulo 35 (3)
2018– Porto 21 (3)
2019– Real Madrid 0 (0)
National team
2015 Brazil U17 5 (0)
2018– Brazil 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 March 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 March 2019

Éder Gabriel Militão (born 18 January 1998) is a Brazilian professional footballer for Portuguese club FC Porto. Mainly a central defender, he can also play as a right back or defensive midfielder.[1] He will join Real Madrid on 1 July 2019, after agreeing a transfer in advance.

Club career[edit]

São Paulo[edit]

Born in Sertãozinho, São Paulo, Militão started playing for São Paulo youth squads in 2010. He was first included in the first team for the 2016 Copa Paulista, debuting on 2 July in a 2–1 loss at Ituano; the team from the state capital was playing in the tournament for the first time, with an under-20 team.[2] He played 11 games and scored twice, the first being in a 4–0 home win over C.A. Juventus on 18 September that ensured qualification to the second round.[3]

Militão made his professional debut on 14 May 2017, in a 1–0 loss away to Cruzeiro in the opening match for the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.[4] He made 22 appearances over the season as the club finished in 13th place, and was sent off on 12 November towards the end of a 1–1 draw at Vasco da Gama.[5] He contributed two goals over the campaign, starting by opening a 2–1 win at fellow strugglers Vitória on 17 September.[6]

He made his last appearance for the club on 5 August 2018, when the Tricolor defeated Vasco 2–1 to reach first place in the year's national tournament.[7]


On 7 August 2018, Militão signed a five-year contract with Portuguese defending champions FC Porto.[8] He made his debut in Primeira Liga on 2 September, starting in a 3–0 home win over Moreirense and assisting the first goal netted by captain Héctor Herrera.[9] Over succeeding fixtures the youngster quickly cemented himself in the starting eleven as a centre-back, forming a defensive partnership with teammate Felipe.[10]

On 28 November, the Brazilian scored his first goal for the club in a 3–1 home victory against Schalke 04 for the 2018–19 Champions League group stage, heading the ball after a cross from Óliver Torres.[11] On 3 January 2019, he netted his first league goal, the game's only at Aves.[12]

Real Madrid[edit]

On 14 March 2019, Real Madrid announced his signing on a six-year contract effective from 1 July 2019, for a reported fee of €50m.[13] Sao Paulo will be receiving €4m from the transfer fee.

International career[edit]

In September 2018, Militão was called up by coach Tite for Brazil's friendlies in the United States against the hosts and El Salvador, after Fagner withdrew with injury.[14] He made his debut on 11 September against the Salvadoreans at FedExField, playing the full 90 minutes of a 5–0 win.[15]

Career statistics[edit]


As of match played 10 March 2019[16][17]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
São Paulo 2017 Série A 22 2 0 0 22 2
2018 Série A 13 1 6 1 2[c] 0 14[d] 0 35 2
Total 35 3 6 1 2 0 14 0 57 4
Porto 2018–19 Primeira Liga 20 2 4 0 3 0 7[e] 1 0 0 34 3
Career Total 55 5 10 1 3 0 9 1 14 0 91 7
  1. ^ Appearances in Copa do Brasil and Taça de Portugal
  2. ^ Appearances in Taça da Liga
  3. ^ Appearances in Copa Sudamericana
  4. ^ Appearances in Campeonato Paulista
  5. ^ Appearances in Champions League




  1. ^ Lawless, Matt. "Liverpool join Man Utd in transfer race to sign £45million Porto ace Eder Militao". Mirror. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Com time sub-20, São Paulo estreia na Copa Paulista contra o Ituano, em Itu" [With an under-20 team, São Paulo debuts in the Copa Paulista against Ituano, in Itu] (in Portuguese). Globo. 2 July 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  3. ^ "São Paulo 4 x 0 Juventus – Tricolor goleia e garante vaga na próxima fase" [São Paulo 4–0 Juventus – Tricolor thrashes and guarantees progress to next phase] (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. 18 September 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Polivalente, Éder Militão comemora estreia pelo São Paulo" [Versatile Eder Militão celebrates his debut for São Paulo] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  5. ^ "São Paulo e Vasco da Gama ficam no 1 a 1 em empate ruim para ambos" [São Paulo and Vasco da Gama end 1–1 in a disappointing draw for both] (in Portuguese). UOL. 12 November 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Em duelo contra o rebaixamento, São Paulo vence o Vitória em Salvador e respira" [In a fight against relegation, São Paulo defeated Vitória in Salvador and breathe again] (in Portuguese). Globo. 17 September 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  7. ^ Canônico, Leandro (5 August 2018). "Negociado com o Porto, Militão se despede; São Paulo lamenta saída precoce" [Signed by Porto, Militão says farewell; São Paulo lament untimely exit] (in Portuguese). Globo. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Militão feliz por estar "num clube vencedor"" [Militão happy to be "in a winning club"]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 7 August 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  9. ^ Nogueira, Carlos (2 September 2018). "Dragões marcaram cedo e depois tiveram medo dos seus fantasmas" [Dragons scored early and then were afraid of the ghosts of their past]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Felipe: "Militão absorve tudo muito rápido"" [Felipe: «Militão absorbs everything very fast»]. Record (in Portuguese). 26 October 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  11. ^ Tavares, Nuno (28 November 2018). "Porto brilha e sela apuramento" [Porto shines and seals clearance]. UEFA (in Portuguese). Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  12. ^ Teles, Gonçalo (3 January 2019). "Valeu, Militão. FC Porto isola-se ainda mais no primeiro lugar do campeonato" [Thanks, Militão. FC Porto isolates even more in the first place of the championship] (in Portuguese). TSF. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Official Announcement: Militão". Real Madrid. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Eder Militao joins Brazil squad". Goal.com. 3 September 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Brasil goleia El Salvador na estreia de Felipe e Éder Militão" [Brazil thrash El Salvador on Felipe and Éder Militão's debut] (in Portuguese). Sapo. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  16. ^ Éder Militão at Soccerway. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  17. ^ "Éder Militão". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Melhores de setembro: Phellype e Shoya em destaque" [Best of September: Phellype and Shoya highlighted] (in Portuguese). Liga Portugal. 19 October 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  19. ^ "Melhores de outubro e novembro: Bas Dost e Luiz Phellype em destaque" [Best of October and November: Bas Dost and Luiz Phellype highlighted] (in Portuguese). Liga Portugal. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  20. ^ "Melhores de dezembro: Bruno Fernandes e Luiz Phellype em destaque" [Best of December: Bruno Fernandes and Luiz Phellype highlighted] (in Portuguese). Liga Portugal. 9 January 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  21. ^ "Melhores de janeiro: João Félix e Pedro Henrique em destaque" [Best of January: João Félix and Pedro Henrique highlighted] (in Portuguese). Liga Portugal. 12 February 2019. Retrieved 28 February 2019.

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