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Cédric
Cédric (cropped) 2.jpg
Cédric playing for Portugal at the 2018 World Cup
Personal information
Full name Cédric Ricardo Alves Soares[1]
Date of birth (1991-08-31) 31 August 1991 (age 27)[2]
Place of birth Singen, Germany
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[2]
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)
2011–2012Académica (loan) 24 (0)
2013 Sporting CP B 2 (0)
2015– Southampton 100 (1)
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 33 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:35, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:13, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Cédric Ricardo Alves Soares CvIH ComM[3][4] (born 31 August 1991), known simply as Cédric (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsɛdɾik]), is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a right back for Southampton and the Portuguese national team.

His career started with Sporting CP, 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 the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2016, winning the latter 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.[5][6] He joined Sporting CP'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.[7] For 2011–12 he, alongside teammate Adrien Silva, was loaned to fellow top division club Académica de Coimbra,[8] 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.[9]

Subsequently, Cédric returned to the Lisbon side, being first-choice in the following years under several managers.[10] He scored his first goal in the Portuguese top division on 15 December 2012, netting with his left foot from 30 meters in a 1–1 draw away to C.D. Nacional.[11]

In the domestic cup final on 31 May 2015, against S.C. Braga, Cédric was sent off in the 14th minute after conceding a penalty with a foul on Djavan, but Sporting eventually won in a shootout.[12]

Southampton[edit]

Cédric playing for Southampton in 2017

On 18 June 2015, Cédric was announced as the second summer signing for Southampton on a four-year contract,[13] with the English club paying up to €6.5 million (£4.7 million) for his services.[14][15] 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.[16] Ten days later he first appeared in the Premier League, assisting the opening goal for Graziano Pellè in a 2–2 draw at Newcastle United before being substituted for Cuco Martina at half time.[17]

Cédric scored his first goal for Southampton on 18 March 2018, in a 2–0 victory at Wigan Athletic in the sixth round of the FA Cup, the first match under new manager Mark Hughes.[18]

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.[19] 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.[20][21]

Cédric was selected by manager Fernando Santos for his UEFA Euro 2016 squad.[22] 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).[23] He went on to retain his position until the final, won at the expense of hosts France.[24]

Cédric scored his first goal for his country on 17 June 2017, netting in the 86th minute of an eventual 2–2 group stage draw to Mexico at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup at the Kazan Arena in Russia.[25] In May 2018, he was named in Portugal's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[26]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 1 December 2018[27]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Totals
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sporting 2010–11 Primeira Liga 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 0
Académica (loan) 2011–12 Primeira Liga 24 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
Sporting 2012–13 Primeira Liga 13 1 0 0 3 0 7 0 23 1
2013–14 Primeira Liga 28 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 31 1
2014–15 Primeira Liga 24 0 4 0 0 0 7 0 30 0
Total 65 2 7 0 3 0 14 0 84 2
Southampton 2015–16[28] Premier League 24 0 0 0 2 0 1[a] 0 27 0
2016–17[29] Premier League 30 0 0 0 3 0 1[a] 0 34 0
2017–18[30] Premier League 32 0 3 1 0 0 35 1
2018–19[31] Premier League 14 1 0 0 2 0 16 1
Total 100 1 3 1 7 0 2 0 112 2
Career total 191 3 15 1 11 0 18 0 230 4
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of 14 October 2018[32]
Portugal
Year Apps Goals
2014 2 0
2015 6 0
2016 8 0
2017 9 1
2018 8 0
Total 33 1

International goals[edit]

As of 18 June 2017. Portugal score listed first, score column indicates score after each Cédric goal.[25]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 June 2017 Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia  Mexico 2–1 2–2 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sporting

Académica

Southampton

International[edit]

Portugal

Orders[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2016/17 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b "FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017: List of players: Portugal" (PDF). FIFA. 20 March 2018. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 July 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ Martins, José (19 October 2014). "Cedric setzt sich hohe Ziele" [Cedric sets high goals for himself] (in German). Kicker. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Setúbal conquista Alvalade e a permanência" [Setúbal take Alvalade and survival] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 8 May 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Cédric emprestado à Académica" [Cédric loaned to Académica]. Record (in Portuguese). 17 June 2011. Archived from the original on 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Académica shock Sporting to lift Portuguese Cup". PortuGOAL. 19 May 2012. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  10. ^ "Álvaro Magalhães: "Cédric é titular indiscutível no Sporting"" [Álvaro Magalhães: "Cédric is an undisputed starter in Sporting"]. Record (in Portuguese). 29 April 2014. Archived from the original on 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  11. ^ João Ruela (15 December 2012). "Cédric e Rui Patrício salvam um ponto na Choupana" [Cédric and Rui Patrício rescue point in Choupana]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "Saints land Portugal defender Cédric". Southampton F.C. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Comunicado" [Announcement] (PDF) (in Portuguese). Sporting CP. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  15. ^ "Southampton sign Cedric Soares from Sporting Lisbon". BBC Sport. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  16. ^ Williams, Adam (30 July 2015). "Southampton 3–0 Vitesse". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  17. ^ Davis, Matt (9 August 2015). "Newcastle United 2–2 Southampton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  18. ^ Sanders, Emma (18 March 2018). "Wigan Athletic 0–2 Southampton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  19. ^ "Portugal prove too good for Moldova". UEFA. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  20. ^ "Cédric na seleção: "Chegou a minha hora"" [Cédric in the national team: "My time has come"] (in Portuguese). Relvado. 6 October 2014. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  21. ^ "France get the better of Portugal". UEFA. 11 October 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  22. ^ "Portugal name Bayern Munich signing Renato Sanches for Euros squad". ESPN FC. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  23. ^ "Quaresma snatches extra-time win for Portugal". UEFA. 25 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  24. ^ a b McNulty, Phil (10 July 2016). "Portugal 1–0 France". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  25. ^ a b "Héctor Moreno's stoppage-time header earns Mexico draw against Portugal". The Guardian. 18 June 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  26. ^ "Nearly half Portugal's Euro squad to miss World Cup". Special Broadcasting Service. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  27. ^ Cédric Soares at Soccerway. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  28. ^ "Games played by Cédric Soares in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  29. ^ "Games played by Cédric Soares in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  30. ^ "Games played by Cédric Soares in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  31. ^ "Games played by Cédric Soares in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  32. ^ "Cédric Soares". European Football. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  33. ^ McNulty, Phil (26 February 2017). "Manchester United 3–2 Southampton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  34. ^ ""Portugal fez uma prova excelente", diz Fernando Santos" ["Portugal had an excellent tournament", Fernando Santos says] (in Portuguese). TSF. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  35. ^ "Seleção recebe insígnias de Marcelo no Porto" [National team receives insignia from Marcelo in Porto]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 25 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2017.

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