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Ivan Cavaleiro
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Cavaleiro playing for Deportivo in 2015
Personal information
Full name Ivan Ricardo Neves Abreu Cavaleiro[1]
Date of birth (1993-10-18) 18 October 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger / Forward
Club information
Current team
Fulham
(on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Youth career
2004–2005 Vialonga
2005–2007 Alverca
2007–2012 Benfica
2009–2010Belenenses (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Benfica B 56 (22)
2013–2015 Benfica 8 (0)
2014–2015Deportivo La Coruña (loan) 34 (3)
2015–2016 Monaco 14 (1)
2016 Monaco B 1 (1)
2016– Wolverhampton Wanderers 96 (17)
2019–Fulham (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2010 Portugal U17 8 (1)
2011 Portugal U18 4 (0)
2011–2012 Portugal U19 22 (4)
2012–2013 Portugal U20 15 (1)
2013–2015 Portugal U21 14 (7)
2014– Portugal 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:53, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 June 2015

Ivan Ricardo Neves Abreu Cavaleiro (born 18 October 1993) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for English club Fulham, on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers. Mainly a winger, he can also play as a forward.

A product of Benfica's youth system, he was part of the club's domestic treble in the 2013–14 season.

Cavaleiro earned 63 caps for Portugal at youth level all categories comprised, scoring 13 goals. He made his senior international debut in 2014.

Club career

Benfica

Born in Vila Franca de Xira, Lisbon District, Cavaleiro played youth football for five clubs, notably representing S.L. Benfica from ages 13–18, a loan spell notwithstanding. He made his senior debut in the 2012–13 season, playing his first Segunda Liga match with the reserves on 11 August 2012 against S.C. Braga B.[2] The following weekend he scored his first goal(s) as a professional, grabbing a brace in a 4–2 away win over C.D. Feirense,[3] and added another two before the end of the month, in a 6–0 home routing of C.F. Os Belenenses;[4] he finished his first year with 38 appearances and 12 goals, helping his team to the seventh position.[5]

Cavaleiro started his second season with Benfica B in fashion, netting seven times in ten matches and earning the Second Division Player of the Month award for August/September.[6] He made his official debut for the main squad on 19 October 2013, playing the full 90 minutes against CD Cinfães for the Taça de Portugal and assisting Ola John for the game's only goal;[7] only four days later, he appeared in his maiden match in the UEFA Champions League, playing the second half of a 1–1 home draw against Olympiacos F.C. for the group stage.[8]

On 15 January 2014, Cavaleiro scored his first competitive goal for Benfica, netting the last in a 2–0 win against Leixões S.C. for the campaign's Taça da Liga.[9] On 7 August, he was loaned to Deportivo de La Coruña in the Spanish La Liga for one year,[10] making his debut on the first matchday and opening the scoring in a 1–2 defeat at Granada CF.[11]

Monaco

On 10 July 2015, Cavaleiro joined AS Monaco FC on a permanent deal until 2020,[12] for a transfer fee rumoured to be €15 million.[13] He made his debut on the 28th, starting in a 3–1 away win over BSC Young Boys in the third qualifying round of the Champions League, and scored his first goal in the second leg, opening a 4–0 victory at the Stade Louis II.[14]

Wolverhampton Wanderers

On 31 August 2016, Cavaleiro moved to English Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers on a five-year deal (with the option of an additional year) for an undisclosed fee, reported to be a new club-record sum of £7 million.[15][16] He made his debut on 10 September in a 1–1 home draw to Burton Albion,[17][18] and scored his first goal for the club 14 days later in a 3–1 win against Brentford also at Molineux Stadium.[19]

Cavaleiro was voted the Professional Footballers' Association Fans' Championship Player of the Month for November 2017, after netting four times in as many games.[20] The previous month, he had provided five assists to keep his team clear at the top of the table;[21] he finished the season with nine goals from 42 appearances (adding 12 decisive passes), and achieved promotion to the Premier League as champion.[22]

Cavaleiro's first match in the English top division occurred on 29 September 2018, and he scored once in the 2–0 home victory over Southampton with his very first touch of the ball after coming on as a substitute in place of compatriot Diogo Jota.[23]

Fulham

Cavaleiro signed for Fulham on 13 July 2019 on a season-long loan, with the option to make the move permanent at the end of the season.[24]

International career

Cavaleiro playing for Portugal U19

Youth

Cavaleiro was named in the Portugal under-19 squad at the 2012 UEFA European Championship,[25] playing the last match of the group stage against Greece. A year later, he represented the under-20 team at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup: he appeared in four games as a substitute in Turkey,[26][27][28] in an eventual round-of-16 exit.

Cavaleiro made his debut for the under-21s on 14 August 2013, netting a hat-trick in a 5–2 friendly win against Switzerland.[29] On 27 June 2015, he scored Portugal's third goal in a 5–0 win against Germany in the semi-finals of the European Championship in Czech Republic;[30] he was named in the Team of the Tournament, in an eventual runner-up finish.[31]

Senior

On 28 February 2014, Cavaleiro received his first callup for the Portugal senior side, for an exhibition game with Cameroon on 5 March,[32] starting and playing 70 minutes in the 5–1 win in Leiria.[33]

Personal life

Cavaleiro's father, Lindo, was crowned Angolan youth champion for Atlético Petróleos de Luanda, whilst his uncle Monhé excelled as a midfielder for Progresso Associação do Sambizanga.[34]

Club statistics

As of match played 12 May 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Benfica B 2012–13[35] Segunda Liga 38 12 38 12
2013–14[35] Segunda Liga 18 10 18 10
Total 56 22 56 22
Benfica 2013–14[35][36] Primeira Liga 8 0 3 0 3 1 6[c] 0 20 1
Deportivo 2014–15[35] La Liga 34 3 0 0 34 3
Monaco 2015–16[35] Ligue 1 12 1 0 0 1 0 6[d] 2 19 3
2016–17[35] Ligue 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Total 14 1 0 0 1 0 7 2 22 3
Monaco B 2015–16[35] CFA 1 1 1 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2016–17[37] Championship 31 5 0 0 0 0 31 5
2017–18[38] Championship 42 9 1 0 3 0 46 9
2018–19[39] Premier League 23 3 5 2 1 0 29 5
Total 96 17 6 2 4 0 106 19
Career total 209 44 9 2 8 1 13 2 239 49
  1. ^ Includes Taça de Portugal, Copa del Rey, Coupe de France, FA Cup
  2. ^ Includes Taça da Liga, Coupe de la Ligue, EFL Cup
  3. ^ Four appearances in UEFA Champions League, two in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ Four appearances and one goal in Champions League, two appearances and one goal in Europa League

Honours

Benfica

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Portugal U21

Individual

References

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  3. ^ "Feirense-Benfica B, 2–4: Águias goleiam com bis de Ivan Cavaleiro" [Feirense-Benfica B, 2–4: Eagles rout with Ivan Cavaleiro brace]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 August 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
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