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Eder (Portugal)


ABOUT

Full NameEderzito António Macedo Lopes

BornDecember 22, 1987

Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)

NationalityPortuguese, Guinean

RoleForward

ABOUT

Ederzito António Macedo Lopes or commonly known as Eder is a Portuguese professional footballer who was born on December 22,1987 in Bissau, Guinea, Bissau, moved to Portugal in his childhood. He plays as a forward for the club Lokomotiv Moscow and Portugal.


Background


Eder began playing football Associação Desportiva e Cultural da Adémia in the Coimbra District at the age of 11 but made his senior debut with Oliveira do Hospital and Tourizense in 2006-07 of Portuguese second division where he scored one goal in the seven matches that he played. In the next year, he played 34 matches for Tourizense and scored 10 goals in them.


In 2008, Eder made his Premier Liga debut for Academica in a 0-1 defeat against Estrela da Amadora. He scored his first goal for them in a 3-1 winning match over Associação Naval 1° de Malo. He finished that season with five goals in 16 matches for them.


Debut


Eder was first called up by the Portugal national team in August 2012 for a match against Luxembourg but he remained as a unused substitute in a 2-1 winning match. Four days later, he made his debut in the same tournament replacing Hélder Postiga in a 3-0 winning match over Azerbaijan.


After this he was also named in the 23 man squad for the Brazilian tournament.


Rise to glory


Eder scored his first ever international goal on his match in a friendly victory over Italy at the Stade de Geneve on June 16, 2015.


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After that he for selected for the UEFA Euro 2016 in which he scored the only goal in the final match to defeat France after extra time.


Low points


On June 28, 2015, Eder joined Premier League Club Swansea City and appeared in 15 competitive games for them but was unable to score any goal after which he joined another team Lille.


Also for 2017 FIFA Confederations cup squad of Portugal, Eder was not picked up and Andre Silva replaced him.


Club career


After beginning Premier Liga career with Academica in 2008, Eder scored five goals in 16 games that he played for them.


He also helped them to win their first Portuguese Cup 2011-12 since 1939 by defeating Sporting Clube de Portugal in the finals. He was later suspended by his employers for not showing up to the training for several weeks.


In the 2012 summer, Eder joined Braga on a four year contract and made his debut them on September 2, 2012 in a 0-2 losing match against Paços de Ferreira. Later in the same month, he scored twice helping his team to win and draw the match against Rio Ave and Olhanense respectively. Braga went on to win the Portuguese Cup finals in the penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw against Porto.


On June 28,2015, Eder joined Premier League club Swansea City on a three year deal for a fees of £5 million. He made his debut against the defending champions Chelsea on August 8 in a 2-2 draw match. He didn't score any goal in 15 games in which represented them and later later joined Lille on loan and made his debut for them February 3, 2016 in a 1-0 winning match.


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He also played in the final of Coupe de la Ligue which ended in a 1-2 loss against Paris Saint- Germain. He later went on to join Lokomotiv Moscow in the Russian Premier League on August 23, 2017 in a season-long loan with a buyout option.


Records


He was part of the Academica and Braga side that won that won Taça de Portugal 2011-12 and Taça da Liga 2012-13 respectively. He also won Portugal the UEFA Euro Championship in 2016 by scoring a match winning goal in the finals.


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