Militão playing for FC Porto in 2018
|Full name||Éder Gabriel Militão|
|Date of birth||18 January 1998|
|Place of birth||Sertãozinho, Brazil|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Defender / Defensive midfielder|
* 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. He will join Real Madrid on 1 July 2019, after agreeing a transfer in advance.
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. 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.
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. 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. He contributed two goals over the campaign, starting by opening a 2–1 win at fellow strugglers Vitória on 17 September.
On 7 August 2018, Militão signed a five-year contract with Portuguese defending champions FC Porto. 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. Over succeeding fixtures the youngster quickly cemented himself in the starting eleven as a centre-back, forming a defensive partnership with teammate Felipe.
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. On 3 January 2019, he netted his first league goal, the game's only at Aves.
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. He made his debut on 11 September against the Salvadoreans at FedExField, playing the full 90 minutes of a 5–0 win.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup[a]||League Cup[b]||Continental||Other||Total|
|São Paulo||2017||Série A||22||2||0||0||—||—||—||22||2|
- Primeira Liga Defender of the Month: September 2018, October/November 2018, December 2018, January 2019
- Lawless, Matt. "Liverpool join Man Utd in transfer race to sign £45million Porto ace Eder Militao". Mirror. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- 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.
- "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.
- 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.
- "Felipe: "Militão absorve tudo muito rápido"" [Felipe: «Militão absorbs everything very fast»]. Record (in Portuguese). 26 October 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
- Tavares, Nuno (28 November 2018). "Porto brilha e sela apuramento" [Porto shines and seals clearance]. UEFA (in Portuguese). Retrieved 20 December 2018.
- 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.
- "Official Announcement: Militão". Real Madrid. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
- "Eder Militao joins Brazil squad". Goal.com. 3 September 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
- "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.
- Éder Militão at Soccerway. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
- "Éder Militão". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.