|Full name||Édson de Jesus Nobre|
|Date of birth||2 March 1980|
|Place of birth||Benguela, Angola|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Winger / Forward|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Benguela, Edson started his professional career in Portugal at the age of 19, going on to play lower league football with G.D. Mealhada and Anadia FC. In 2005, his third division performances with Oliveira do Bairro S.C. caught the attention of top level club F.C. Paços de Ferreira.
Edson made his league debut against C.D. Nacional on 21 August 2005, in a 0–1 loss in Madeira. In his second season, as Paços reached the UEFA Cup for the first time ever, he scored four goals in 25 games, but was never an undisputed starter in his four-year stay.
In the 2009 summer, Edson signed with Cyprus' Ethnikos Achna FC. However, this spell would be quite unsuccessful, and he returned to his country in the following transfer window, joining C.R.D. Libolo.