Edinho (footballer, born July 1982)

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Edinho
Personal information
Full name Arnaldo Edi Lopes da Silva
Date of birth (1982-07-07) 7 July 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Aveiro, Portugal
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Cova Piedade
Number 36
Youth career
1992–1995 Almada
1995–1996 Vitória Setúbal
1996–2000 Almada
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Almada 32 (6)
2002–2003 Barreirense 18 (2)
2003–2005 Braga B 50 (33)
2004–2007 Braga 6 (0)
2005–2006Paços Ferreira (loan) 21 (2)
2006–2007Gil Vicente (loan) 25 (6)
2007–2008 Vitória Setúbal 15 (6)
2008AEK Athens (loan) 15 (6)
2008–2009 AEK Athens 29 (7)
2009–2013 Málaga 18 (2)
2010PAOK (loan) 14 (1)
2011Marítimo (loan) 9 (0)
2012–2013Académica (loan) 40 (18)
2013–2014 Braga 11 (1)
2014Kayseri Erciyesspor (loan) 15 (11)
2014–2015 Kayseri Erciyesspor 26 (10)
2015–2016 Şanlıurfaspor 28 (12)
2016–2018 Vitória Setúbal 59 (17)
2018–2019 Feirense 24 (5)
2019– Cova Piedade 7 (2)
National team
2008 Portugal U21 3 (0)
2009–2014 Portugal 6 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 October 2019

Arnaldo Edi Lopes da Silva (born 7 July 1982), known as Edinho, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for C.D. Cova da Piedade as a striker.

Over 11 seasons, he appeared in 185 Primeira Liga matches and scored a combined 49 goals for Braga (two spells), Paços de Ferreira, Vitória de Setúbal (twice) Marítimo, Académica and Feirense. He also played professionally in Greece, Spain and Turkey.

During five years, Edinho won six caps for Portugal.

Club career[edit]

Edinho was born in Aveiro, of Guinea-Bissauan descent. After making his professional debuts with S.C. Braga, and playing there without much impact, he served two loans from 2005 to 2007; in the second, he scored six goals for Gil Vicente F.C. in the second division.

Edinho was released by Braga prior to the start of the 2007–08 season, joining Vitória F.C. in the Primeira Liga. In January 2008, he was loaned to AEK Athens F.C. in Greece; not an undisputed starter at the former, he put up impressive performances for the latter in his first months, managing to net in five straight games, against Skoda Xanthi F.C. at home (3–0), at OFI Crete (1–4), at home against Aris Thessaloniki FC (1–1) and away against Apollon Kalamarias FC (0–1), topping it with another in the 4–0 smashing of arch-rivals Olympiacos FC.[1]

On 6 May 2008, the move to AEK was made permanent in a 500,000 deal[2] and Edinho started the new campaign in fashion, scoring once and winning a penalty kick against rivals Panathinaikos F.C. in a 2–1 home win, in the first derby of the year.[3]

On 17 July 2009, Edinho signed with Málaga CF for €900,000.[4] After being irregularly used in the first half of the season, he was loaned for five months to PAOK FC in a return to Greece, with an option to make the move permanent for €1.2 million at its closure; he scored his first goal for the club in a 1–0 victory at Olympiacos,[5] but returned to Andalusia in June 2010.

In December 2010, shortly after the arrival of manager Manuel Pellegrini, Edinho was deemed surplus to requirements at the La Liga side, alongside five other players, but finally stayed at the club.[6] However, on 31 January of the following year, he was loaned to C.S. Marítimo in his country until the end of the season.[7]

On 29 January 2012, without having made a single official appearance for Málaga during 2011–12, Edinho returned to Portugal with Académica de Coimbra having an option to make his loan signing permanent at the end of the campaign.[8] He made his league debut on 13 February, playing 54 minutes as a substitute in a 0–2 home loss against Gil Vicente.[9]

On 21 May 2013, Edinho signed a two-year contract with former club Braga.[10] Again rarely played at the Estádio Municipal de Braga, he took his game to Turkey, where he represented Kayseri Erciyesspor (Süper Lig)[11] and Şanlıurfaspor (TFF First League);[12] he scored 11 goals in his first full season with the former, having previously been named their Player of the Year.[13]

On 22 August 2016, 34-year-old Edinho returned to his country, joining Vitória de Setúbal on a two-year deal.[14] He netted eight times in his debut campaign, helping to a 12th-place finish.[15]

On 29 March 2018, Edinho scored all of his team's goals in a 4–1 away win over C.D. Aves.[16] In the ensuing summer, he signed a one-year deal with C.D. Feirense.[17]

International career[edit]

In late March 2009, Edinho was called up by Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz for an important 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Sweden and the subsequent friendly with South Africa.[18] He made his debut in the latter in a 2–0 win in Lausanne, Switzerland: after a missed chance early in the second half, he made up in the ensuing corner kick by Deco in the 55th minute, charging into the area to close the scoresheet.[19][20]

In March 2014, more than four years after his last international, Edinho was selected by manager Paulo Bento for a friendly with Cameroon.[21] He played the second 45 minutes in the match in Leiria, contributing with one goal to a 5–1 success.[22]

Edinho: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 31 March 2009 Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne, Switzerland  South Africa 2–0 2–0 Friendly
2 14 October 2009 Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimarães, Portugal  Malta 4–0 4–0 2010 World Cup qualification
3 5 March 2014 Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria, Portugal  Cameroon 4–1 5–1 Friendly

Club statistics[edit]

As of match played on 6 May 2018
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barreirense 2002–03[23] Portuguese Second Division 18 2 0 0 18 2
Braga 2003–04[23] Primeira Liga 1 0 0 0 1 0
2004–05[23] Primeira Liga 5 0 1 2 6 2
Total 6 0 1 2 7 2
Paços Ferreira (loan) 2005–06[23] Primeira Liga 21 2 1 0 22 2
Gil Vicente (loan) 2006–07[23] Segunda Liga 25 6 0 0 25 6
Vitória Setúbal 2007–08[23] Primeira Liga 15 6 8 2 23 8
AEK Athens 2007–08[23] Superleague Greece 15 6 15 6
AEK Athens 2008–09[24] Superleague Greece 29 7 1[a] 0 30 7
Total 44 13 1 0 45 13
Málaga 2009–10[24] La Liga 10 2 3 1 13 3
2010–11[24] La Liga 8 0 2 1 10 1
Total 18 2 5 2 23 4
PAOK (loan) 2009–10[24] Superleague Greece 14 1 0 0 14 1
Marítimo (loan) 2010–11[24] Primeira Liga 9 0 0 0 9 0
Académica (loan) 2011–12[24] Primeira Liga 13 5 2 0 15 5
2012–13[24] Primeira Liga 27 13 7 4 6 1 40 18
Total 40 18 9 4 6 1 55 23
Braga 2013–14[24] Primeira Liga 11 1 2 1 1[a] 0 14 2
Kayseri Erciyesspor (loan) 2013–14[24] Süper Lig 15 11 0 0 15 11
Kayseri Erciyesspor 2014–15[24] Süper Lig 26 10 1 0 27 10
Total 41 21 1 0 42 21
Şanlıurfaspor 2015–16[24] TFF First League 28 12 5 1 33 13
Vitória Setúbal 2016–17[23] Primeira Liga 26 8 6 1 32 9
2017–18[23] Primeira Liga 32 9 6 1 38 10
Total 58 17 12 2 70 19
Career total 348 103 44 14 8 1 393 118
  1. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Europa League

Honours[edit]

Vitória Setúbal

AEK

Académica

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AEK success ensures thrilling finale". UEFA. 30 March 2008. Retrieved 26 June 2010.
  2. ^ Ανακοίνωση [Announcement] (in Greek). AEK Athens F.C. 6 May 2008. Archived from the original on 11 May 2008. Retrieved 6 May 2008.
  3. ^ "AEK draw first blood in Athens derby". Goal. 31 August 2008. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  4. ^ Στη Μάλαγα ο Εντίνιο [Edinho to Málaga] (in Greek). AEK 365. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2009.
  5. ^ "El PAOK frena al Olympiakos y se mete en la carrera por el título" [PAOK halt Olympiakos and join title race] (in Spanish). ESPN. 24 January 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Edu Ramos, Galatto, Luque, Iván González, Juanito y Edinho no cuentan para Pellegrini" [Edu Ramos, Galatto, Luque, Iván González, Juanito and Edinho do not count for Pellegrini]. Marca (in Spanish). 25 December 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Edinho returns to Portugal". FIFA. 31 January 2011. Archived from the original on 17 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Oficial: Málaga empresta Edinho à Académica" [Official: Málaga loan Edinho to Académica] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 29 January 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Cláudio voltou a marcar e o Gil Vicente venceu em Coimbra" [Cláudio scored again and Gil Vicente won in Coimbra]. Público (in Portuguese). 13 February 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Edinho assinou pelo clube minhoto por duas épocas" [Edinho signed for club from Minho for two seasons]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 21 May 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Edinho à beira de acordo com Kayseri Erciyesspor" [Edinho nearing agreement with Kayseri Erciyesspor]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 3 February 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Diogo Valente e Edinho vão jogar na II Liga da Turquia" [Diogo Valente and Edinho will play in the Turkish II League] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Turquia: Kayseri premeia Edinho como jogador do ano" [Turkey: Kayseri award player of the year to Edinho]. Record (in Portuguese). 25 March 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Edinho reforça equipa de José Couceiro" [Edinho strengthens team of José Couceiro]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 22 August 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  15. ^ "I Liga/Balanço: Vitória de Setúbal de Couceiro cumpre objetivo sem sobressaltos" [I League/Summary: Couceiro's Vitória de Setúbal get job done without a scare]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 22 May 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Edinho afunda Aves em dança da chuva" [Edinho sinks Aves in rain dance]. Público (in Portuguese). 29 March 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Edinho é o terceiro reforço do Feirense" [Edinho is Feirense's third addition]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 July 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Edinho convocado por Queiroz, em estreia absoluta" [Edinho called by Queiroz, in a first] (in Portuguese). TSF. 23 March 2009. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  19. ^ "Portugal rediscover winning feeling". UEFA. 31 March 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  20. ^ "Portugal outclass South Africa by two goals". Goal. 31 March 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  21. ^ "Portugal faz experiências frente aos Camarões" [Portugal testing against Cameroon] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  22. ^ "Ronaldo reaches new milestone in Portugal win". UEFA. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Edinho". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Edinho". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 September 2015.

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