Wilson Eduardo

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Naval da Costa and the second or paternal family name is Eduardo.
Wilson Eduardo
Wilson Bruno Naval da Costa Eduardo.jpg
Eduardo with Braga in 2016
Personal information
Full name Wilson Bruno Naval da Costa Eduardo
Date of birth (1990-07-08) 8 July 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Pedras Rubras, Portugal
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Braga
Number 7
Youth career
1999–2000 GD Vilar
2000–2004 Porto
2004–2009 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2015 Sporting CP 20 (3)
2009 Real Massamá (loan) 13 (1)
2010 Portimonense (loan) 10 (3)
2010–2011 Beira-Mar (loan) 27 (5)
2011–2012 Olhanense (loan) 27 (7)
2012–2013 Académica (loan) 25 (6)
2014 Sporting B 1 (1)
2014–2015 Dinamo Zagreb (loan) 10 (1)
2015 Den Haag (loan) 14 (2)
2015– Braga 25 (6)
National team
2009 Portugal U20 3 (0)
2010–2012 Portugal U21 14 (6)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 November 2016.


Wilson Bruno Naval da Costa Eduardo (born 8 July 1990) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for S.C. Braga as a forward.

He was formed at Sporting, but spent most of his time out on loan. In 2015, he joined Braga.

Club career[edit]

Sporting[edit]

Eduardo was born in Pedras Rubras, Maia. After starting his football grooming with local FC Porto he finished it at Sporting Clube de Portugal, joining the latter's youth system at the age of 14. In 2009–10 he made his senior debuts, splitting the season between Real Sport Clube (third division) and Portimonense SC (second) and being a relatively important part as the Algarve side returned to the Primeira Liga after a 20-year absence.

In the 2010–11 campaign, still on loan, Eduardo joined S.C. Beira-Mar, also freshly promoted to the second level. On 15 August 2010 he made his competition debut, coming from the bench in a 0–0 home draw against U.D. Leiria; two weeks later, as the Aveiro team defeated Académica de Coimbra 2–1 (also at home), he scored his first goal in the top flight.

Eduardo was again loaned by Sporting for 2012–13, to Académica.[1] On 8 November 2012 he netted twice – one of his goals coming through a second-half penalty – in a 2–0 home win against Atlético Madrid for the UEFA Europa League group stage.[2]

Eduardo finally made his Sporting debut on 18 August 2013 in the first game of the new season, starting and scoring in a 5–1 home win over F.C. Arouca.[3] On 6 April 2014 he dropped into the reserves who competed in division two, netting the decider in a 2–1 success at C.D. Feirense.[4]

Eduardo moved abroad for the first time on 20 July, being loaned to Croatian First Football League champions GNK Dinamo Zagreb,[5] and made 17 overall appearances for the capital team, scoring in a 2–0 win over NK Istra 1961 on 13 September.[6] On 30 January 2015, he switched to assist ADO Den Haag for the remainder of the Eredivisie campaign.[7]

Braga[edit]

Eduardo ended his 11-year association with Sporting on 31 August 2015, moving to Paulo Fonseca's S.C. Braga.[8] He made his debut 17 days later in a Europa League group match away to FC Slovan Liberec, replacing Crislan for the final 28 minutes of a 1–0 win,[9] and contributed two goals in ten games as they reached the quarter-finals as well as one in three in a victorious run in the Taça de Portugal; his only league goal of the season for the Minhotos came on 10 January 2016 to open a 2–3 loss on his return to the Estádio José Alvalade.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Eduardo's younger brother, João Mário, is also a footballer. A midfielder, he too graduated from Sporting's youth academy.[11]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 1 July 2016[12]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Massamá (loan) 2009–10 13 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
Total 13 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
Portimonense (loan) 2009–10 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 3
Total 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 3
Beira-Mar (loan) 2010–11 27 5 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 32 5
Total 27 5 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 32 5
Olhanense (loan) 2011–12 27 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 7
Total 27 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 7
Académica (loan) 2012–13 25 6 3 1 3 1 6 3 0 0 37 11
Total 25 6 3 1 3 1 6 3 0 0 37 11
Sporting 2013–14 20 3 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 24 5
Total 20 3 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 24 5
Sporting B 2013–14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Dinamo Zagreb (loan) 2014–15 10 1 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 17 1
Total 10 1 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 17 1
Den Haag (loan) 2014–15 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2
Total 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2
Braga 2015–16 14 1 3 1 3 1 10 2 0 0 30 5
Total 14 1 3 1 3 1 10 2 0 0 30 5
Career Total 123 26 12 2 8 2 6 3 0 0 149 33

Honours[edit]

Dinamo Zagreb
Braga

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sporting empresta Wilson Eduardo à Académica (Sporting loans Wilson Eduardo to Académica); Mais Futebol, 29 August 2012 (Portuguese)
  2. ^ Académica end Atlético's record winning run; UEFA.com, 8 November 2012
  3. ^ "Montero faz hat-trick na goleado [sic] do leão" [Montero scores a hat-trick in lion goalfest] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Wilson Eduardo ajuda Sporting B a vencer" [Wilson Eduardo helps Sporting B win] (in Portuguese). O Gol. 6 April 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Veliko pojačanje modrih: Wilson Eduardo u Dinamu! (video)" (in Croatian). Dinamo Zagreb. 20 July 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Wilson Eduardo já marca pelo Dinamo Zagreb" [Wilson Eduardo already scoring for Dinamo Zagreb]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 September 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "ADO Den Haag huurt Wilson Eduardo voor 2e seizoenshelft" [ADO Den Haag loan in Wilson Eduardo for 2nd half of season] (in Dutch). ADO Den Haag. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Wilson Eduardo ruma ao Sp. Braga" [Wilson Eduardo heads to SP. Braga]. Record (in Portuguese). 31 August 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Braga edge out in-form Liberec". UEFA.com. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "Liga (17ª J): Resumo Sporting 3–2 Sp. Braga" [Liga (17ª R): Sporting 3–2 Sp. Braga summary] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 10 January 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "Wilson Eduardo considera João Mário promissor" [Wilson Eduardo sees promise in João Mário]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 February 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Wilson Eduardo". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 

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