Ederson Santana de Moraes was born on 17 August 1993 in Osasco, Brazil. He is a Brazilian footballer who plays for English club Manchester City and the Brazilian national team.
In 2008, Ederson kick started his footballing career by joining local club São Paulo FC. After a season with them he joined Benfica as a junior in Portugal. After playing for them for two years, Ederson left for Ribeirão, a second division team in 2011. A year later he joined Rio Ave in the Primeira Liga.
However, Ederson re-joined Benfica in 2015. Though he had to wait for his chance for a few months, he made the spot his own after making his debut on the 5th of March, 2016 against Sporting CP. A string of impressive performances led to several top European clubs tracking him. Eventually, Manchester City won the race for his signature and snapped him up in the summer of 2017.
As for his international contributions, Ederson is currently the second-choice goalkeeper behind Alisson Becker.
Position and Playing Style
Ederson is a new-age goalkeeper who specializes in playing as the sweeper keeper. The Brazilian brilliantly reads the play and intercepts long passes by the opposition. Additionally, he is excellent with the ball at his feet and his ball distribution has allowed Pep Guardiola to implement his footballing philosophy at Manchester City.