Edgar Ié at the 2016 Olympics
|Full name||Edgar Miguel Ié|
|Date of birth||1 May 1994|
|Place of birth||Bissau, Guinea-Bissau|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
(on loan from Lille)
|2019–||→ Nantes (loan)||9||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:40, 13 May 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 November 2017
Edgar Miguel Ié (European Portuguese: [ɛðˈɣaɾ ˈjɛ]; born 1 May 1994) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for French club FC Nantes on loan from Lille OSC. Mainly a central defender, he can also play as a right back.
Born in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Ié joined Sporting CP's youth system in 2008, aged 14. In summer 2012, after concluding his development, he moved to FC Barcelona in Spain alongside teammate and compatriot Agostinho Cá.
Ié made his first and only competitive appearance for Barcelona's main squad on 3 December 2014, replacing Jérémy Mathieu for the last 27 minutes of a 4–0 win at SD Huesca in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey. On 27 August 2015, he signed a three-year deal at Villarreal CF, being assigned to the reserves in Segunda División B. He appeared moderately often in a season which ended with a play-off berth, being sent off alongside Anton Shvets on 3 April in a 1–0 away success over Valencia CF Mestalla.
On 5 July 2017, Lille transferred to French club Lille OSC for €3 million, the highest transfer fee Belenenses ever received for a player. He scored his first goal in Ligue 1 on 28 January 2018, helping the hosts defeat RC Strasbourg Alsace 2–1 by heading home a corner kick from Anwar El Ghazi in injury time.
Ié was initially selected by Portugal for the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, but missed the tournament in Estonia due to injury. Eventually, he won 37 caps at youth level, including 12 for the under-21 team.
- As of 7 June 2015
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- "Edgar Ié". FC Barcelona. Archived from the original on 23 August 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- Coerts, Stefan (19 July 2012). "Barcelona sign Sporting Lisbon duo Agostinho Ca & Edgar Ie". Goal. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- "1–1: El Barça B, de tú a tú contra el líder" [1–1: Barça B, without fear against leader]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 8 December 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- "Huesca 0–4 Barcelona: Iniesta and Rakitic inspire emphatic first-leg win". Goal. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
- "El Villarreal confirma el fichaje de Edgar Ié" [Villarreal confirm the signing of Edgar Ié]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 27 August 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
- "El Mestalla cae ante un Villarreal que acabó con nueve jugadores" [Mestalla fall to a Villarreal who finished with nine players] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 3 April 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
- "Edgar Ié e Fábio Nunes reforçam Belenenses" [Edgar Ié and Fábio Nunes bolster Belenenses]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 26 December 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
- "Boavista-Belenenses, 0–1 (crónica)" [Boavista-Belenenses, 0–1 (match report)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
- "Edgar Ié débarque au LOSC" [Edgar Ié arrives at LOSC] (in French). Lille OSC. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
- "Edgar Ié: SAD do Belenenses congratula-se com a maior transferência "de sempre"" [Edgar Ié: Belenenses PLSC rejoice at biggest "ever" transfer] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
- "Lille arrache la victoire face à Strasbourg (2–1) dans les arrêts de jeu" [Lille snatch win against Strasbourg (2–1) in injury time] (in French). Eurosport. 28 January 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
- "Edgar Ié rejoint le FC Nantes!" [Edgar Ié joins FC Nantes!] (in French). FC Nantes. 30 January 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
- "Euro de sub-19: Sporting e Benfica em maioria nos convocados" [Under-19 Euro: Sporting and Benfica dominate squad] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- "Portugal vence Arábia Saudita com golos de Manuel Fernandes, Gonçalo Guedes e João Mário" [Portugal beat Saudi Arabia with goals from Manuel Fernandes, Gonçalo Guedes and João Mário] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
- ""Edi Ié pode chegar à equipa principal"" ["Edi Ié may reach the first team"] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
- Edgar Ié at Soccerway
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