Cédric Soares

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Alves and the second or paternal family name is Soares.
Cédric
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Cédric playing for Portugal in 2015
Personal information
Full name Cédric Ricardo Alves Soares[1]
Date of birth (1991-08-31) 31 August 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Singen, Germany
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Right-back
Club information
Current team
Southampton
Number 2
Youth career
1999–2010 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Sporting CP 67 (2)
2011–2012 Académica (loan) 24 (0)
2013 Sporting B 2 (0)
2015– Southampton 42 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Portugal U16 11 (1)
2007–2008 Portugal U17 11 (0)
2009 Portugal U18 5 (0)
2009–2010 Portugal U19 17 (0)
2010–2011 Portugal U20 18 (0)
2011–2012 Portugal U21 10 (0)
2014– Portugal 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:02, 28 February 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 September 2016

Cédric Ricardo Alves Soares, CvIH, ComM[2][3] (born 31 August 1991), known simply as Cédric (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsɛdɾik]), is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Premier League club Southampton and the Portugal national team.

His career started with Sporting, going on to appear in 94 competitive games over the course of four Primeira Liga seasons and scoring two goals. He signed for Southampton in 2015.

Having earned 72 caps across all youth levels, Cédric made his senior debut for Portugal in 2014. He appeared for the country at Euro 2016, winning the tournament.

Club career[edit]

Sporting[edit]

Born in Singen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany to Portuguese immigrants, Cédric returned to his parents' country at the age of two.[4][5] He joined Sporting Clube de Portugal's youth system in 1999, aged eight.

Cédric made his Primeira Liga debut with the first team on 8 May 2011, starting in a 0–1 home loss against Vitória de Setúbal. For 2011–12 he, alongside teammate Adrien Silva, was loaned to fellow top division club Académica de Coimbra,[6] where he played regularly and won that season's Taça de Portugal, playing the full 90 minutes in the 1–0 triumph against precisely Sporting.[7]

Subsequently, Cédric returned to the Lisbon side, being first-choice in the following years under several managers.[8] In the domestic cup final on 31 May 2015, against S.C. Braga, he was sent off in the 14th minute after conceding a penalty with a foul on Djavan, but Sporting eventually won in a shootout.[9]

Southampton[edit]

On 18 June 2015, Cédric was announced as the second summer signing for Southampton on a four-year contract,[10] with the English club paying up to €6.5 million (£4.7 million) for his services.[11][12] He made his debut on 30 July, playing the full 90 minutes in a 3–0 win over Vitesse Arnhem at St. Mary's Stadium for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.[13] Ten days later he first appeared in the Premier League, assisting the opening goal for Graziano Pellè in an eventual 2–2 draw at Newcastle United before being substituted for Cuco Martina at half time.[14]

International career[edit]

Cédric played ten times with the Portuguese under-21s, his debut occurring on 1 September 2011 in a 2–0 win in Moldova for the 2013 UEFA European Championship qualifiers.[15] His maiden appearance with the senior team was on 11 October 2014, as he started in a 1–2 friendly defeat to France in Paris.[16][17]

Cédric was selected by manager Fernando Santos for his UEFA Euro 2016 squad.[18] His first game in the tournament took place on 25 June, when he started alongside Southampton teammate José Fonte in the round-of-16 clash against Croatia (1–0 win after extra time).[19] He went on to retain his position until the final, won at the expense of hosts France.[20]

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 14 January 2017[21]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Totals
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sporting 2010–11 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 0
Total 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 0
Académica 2011–12 24 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
Total 24 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
Sporting 2012–13 13 1 0 0 3 0 7 0 23 1
2013–14 28 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 31 1
2014–15 24 0 4 0 0 0 7 0 30 1
Total 65 2 7 0 3 0 14 0 89 3
Southampton 2015–16[22] 24 0 0 0 2 0 1[a] 0 27 0
2016–17[23] 14 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 16 0
Total 38 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 43 0
Career total 129 2 12 0 7 0 18 0 166 3
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of 6 September 2016[24]
Portugal
Year Apps Goals
2014 2 0
2015 6 0
2016 8 0
Total 16 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sporting
Académica
Southampton

Country[edit]

Portugal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2016/17 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Presidente Cavaco Silva condecorou selecção nacional de futebol sub-20" [President Cavaco Silva decorated national under-20 football team] (in Portuguese). Arquivo Presidência. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Marcelo condecora jogadores com Grau de Comendador da Ordem do Mérito" [Marcelo decorates players with Grau de Comendador da Ordem do Mérito] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Martins, José (19 October 2014). "Cedric setzt sich hohe Ziele" [Cedric sets high goals for himself] (in German). Kicker. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Pereira, Sérgio (21 October 2014). "Memórias do miúdo que foi para o Sporting por causa da Alemanha" [Memoirs of the kid who joined Sporting because of Germany] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Cédric emprestado à Académica" [Cédric loaned to Académica] (in Portuguese). Record. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Académica shock Sporting to lift Portuguese Cup". PortuGOAL. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Álvaro Magalhães: "Cédric é titular indiscutível no Sporting"" [Álvaro Magalhães: "Cédric is an undisputed starter in Sporting"] (in Portuguese). Record. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Sporting Lisbon stage remarkable comeback after having man sent off and going 2–0 down after half hour... to win Portuguese Cup on penalties against Braga". Daily Mail. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Saints land Portugal defender Cédric". Southampton F.C. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Comunicado" [Announcement] (PDF) (in Portuguese). Sporting CP. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "Southampton sign Cedric Soares from Sporting Lisbon". BBC Sport. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  13. ^ Williams, Adam (30 July 2015). "Southampton 3–0 Vitesse". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  14. ^ Davis, Matt (9 August 2015). "Newcastle 2–2 Southampton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "Portugal prove too good for Moldova". UEFA.com. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  16. ^ "Cédric na seleção: "Chegou a minha hora"" [Cédric in the national team: "My time has come"] (in Portuguese). Relvado. 6 October 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "France get the better of Portugal". UEFA.com. 11 October 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  18. ^ "Portugal name Bayern Munich signing Renato Sanches for Euros squad". ESPN FC. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  19. ^ "Quaresma snatches extra-time win for Portugal". UEFA.com. 25 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  20. ^ a b McNulty, Phil (10 July 2016). "Portugal 1–0 France". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  21. ^ "Cédric". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Cédric Soares in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Cédric Soares in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  24. ^ "Cédric Soares". European Football. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  25. ^ McNulty, Phil (26 February 2017). "Manchester United 3 Southampton 2". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 

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