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Ederson Biography

Brazilian Footballer

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Ederson Santana de Moraes, commonly known as Ederson, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Manchester City and the Brazil national team. He is recognized for his exceptional ball-playing skills and is considered one of the world’s best goalkeepers.

Full Name Ederson Santana de Moraes
Born August 17, 1997 (age 26)
Nationality Brazilian
Occupation Footballer
Relationship Status Married
Awards UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season
Organization Manchester City

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Early Life

  • Ederson Santana de Moraes was born on 17 August 1993 in Osasco, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • He began his football journey in 2008 with São Paulo FC.
  • After a season with São Paulo, he moved to Portuguese club Benfica in 2009.


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Early Career

  • Ederson started his professional career at São Paulo in 2008.
  • He joined Benfica in Portugal in 2009 and spent two seasons with them.
  • In 2011, he signed for Second Division club Ribeirão.
  • By 2012, he transferred to Primeira Liga club Rio Ave and became a regular starter.


  • Ederson rejoined Benfica in 2015.
  • Initially, he played for the reserve team and later debuted for the first team.
  • During his time with Benfica, he won several titles, including the Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal, and Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira.

Manchester City

  • In 2017, Ederson transferred to Manchester City for £35 million, making him one of the most expensive goalkeepers at that time.
  • He won multiple titles with Manchester City, including five Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four EFL Cups, and the UEFA Champions League.

International Career

  • Ederson made his senior debut for Brazil in 2017.
  • He represented Brazil in the FIFA World Cup in 2018 and 2022 and the Copa América in 2019 and 2021.
  • He was part of the Brazil team that won the Copa América in 2019.

Awards and Nominations

  • Ederson has won numerous titles with his clubs, including the Premier League, FA Cup, EFL Cup, and UEFA Champions League with Manchester City.
  • Individually, he has received awards such as the Premier League Golden Glove and has been named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year.
  • He also holds the Guinness World Record for the Longest Football Drop Kick.

Personal Life

  • Ederson acquired Portuguese citizenship in 2016.
  • He has a significant number of tattoos, including a rose, a skull, angel wings, and a tattoo that reads ‘I Belong to Jesus’, signifying his Christian faith.
  • He set a Guinness World Record for the longest football drop kick in 2018.


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