Edinson Cavani

  • Date of birth : 14/02/1987
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Uruguay Uruguay
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Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani
Edinson Cavani celebrates yet another goal for Napoli ©Getty Images

Edinson Cavani

Clubs: Danubio FC, US Città di Palermo, SSC Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain FC

• Born in Uruguay's second largest city, Salto, the 19-year-old Cavani first came to international prominence at the 2007 South American Under-20 Championship in Paraguay where he ended as top-scorer with seven goals as he led his country to a third-placed finish behind Brazil and Argentina.

• US Città di Palermo won the race for his signature, signing the forward for a reported fee of €4.5m in January 2007. Marked Serie A debut with a remarkable volley against ACF Fiorentina.

• Dubbed 'El Matador', he vied with Amauri and Fabrizio Miccoli for a starting place with the Rosanero before the former left for Juventus. Struck up a partnership with Miccoli and went on to score 37 goals in 116 appearances for the club.

• Swapped Sicily for Naples in July 2010 for a fee of €17m and made an immediate impact at the Stadio San Paolo, scoring 33 times in all competitions in his first season and ending only behind Antonio Di Natale in the Serie A scoring charts. Napoli finished third, earning qualification to the UEFA Champions League.

• Helped Uruguay to glory at the 2011 Copa América, coming off the bench in the 3-0 final victory against Paraguay. That marked the start of another excellent season for the Partenopei in which he scored on his UEFA Champions League debut against Manchester City FC and hit five goals in all as the side made it to the round of 16.

• Registered 23 Serie A goals and was top scorer in the Coppa Italia with five goals as Napoli won their first major trophy in 22 years. His penalty opened the scoring in the final, a 2-0 triumph against Juventus that subjected the Turin club to their only defeat of the season.

• A disappointed Olympic Games participant for first-round fallers Uruguay, he began the new season with a flurry of goals for Napoli, including all four efforts in his side's 4-2 UEFA Europa League victory against FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

• Led the challenge as Napoli battled Juventus for the 2012/13 Serie A title, eventually ending second, but took the consolation of finishing as the league's top scorer with 29. Chelsea FC, Manchester City, Real Madrid CF and Paris Saint-Germain FC were all reported to be chasing his signature in the summer of 2013, with the French Ligue 1 champions eventually securing his services.

UEFA honours

Last updated: 17/07/14 12.12CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 07/06/2016 02:01 CET
07.08.2015French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC0-1ParisParis9000
16.08.2015French Ligue 1ParisParis2-0AjaccioAjaccio9000
21.08.2015French Ligue 1MontpellierMontpellier0-1ParisParis9000
30.08.2015French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco0-3ParisParis9020
11.09.2015French Ligue 1ParisParis2-2BordeauxBordeaux9020
15.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageParisParis2-0MalmöMalmö9010
19.09.2015French Ligue 1ReimsReims1-1ParisParis2510
22.09.2015French Ligue 1ParisParis3-0GuingampGuingamp9000
26.09.2015French Ligue 1NantesNantes1-4ParisParis2510
30.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk0-3ParisParis8000
04.10.2015French Ligue 1ParisParis2-1MarseilleMarseille9000
17.10.2015French Ligue 1BastiaBastia0-2ParisParis9001
21.10.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageParisParis0-0Real MadridReal Madrid6700
25.10.2015French Ligue 1ParisParis4-1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne8611
03.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageReal MadridReal Madrid1-0ParisParis9000
07.11.2015French Ligue 1ParisParis5-0ToulouseToulouse6300
25.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageMalmöMalmö0-5ParisParis9000
28.11.2015French Ligue 1ParisParis4-1TroyesTroyes8010
01.12.2015French Ligue 1AngersAngers0-0ParisParis9000
04.12.2015French Ligue 1NiceNice0-3ParisParis9010
08.12.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageParisParis2-0Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2100
13.12.2015French Ligue 1ParisParis5-1LyonLyon9010
16.12.2015French League CupRound of 16ParisParis1-0St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne2810
13.01.2016French League CupQuarter-finalsParisParis2-1LyonLyon9000
16.01.2016French Ligue 1ToulouseToulouse0-1ParisParis7100
19.01.2016French CupFirst roundParisParis2-1ToulouseToulouse9000
23.01.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis5-1AngersAngers000
27.01.2016French League CupSemi-finalsParisParis2-0ToulouseToulouse9000
31.01.2016French Ligue 1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne0-2ParisParis1700
03.02.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis3-1LorientLorient9010
07.02.2016French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-2ParisParis2100
10.02.2016French CupRound of 16ParisParis3-0LyonLyon9000
13.02.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis0-0LOSCLOSC9000
16.02.2016UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16ParisParis2-1ChelseaChelsea1610
20.02.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis4-1ReimsReims9010
28.02.2016French Ligue 1LyonLyon2-1ParisParis9000
02.03.2016French CupQuarter-finalsSt-ÉtienneSt-Étienne1-3ParisParis8710
05.03.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis0-0MontpellierMontpellier9000
09.03.2016UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16ChelseaChelsea1-2ParisParis800
13.03.2016French Ligue 1TroyesTroyes0-9ParisParis9021
20.03.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis0-2MonacoMonaco9000
02.04.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis4-1NiceNice2100
06.04.2016UEFA Champions LeagueQuarter-finalsParisParis2-2Man. CityMan. City9001
12.04.2016UEFA Champions LeagueQuarter-finalsMan. CityMan. City1-0ParisParis9000
16.04.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis6-0CaenCaen9011
19.04.2016French CupSemi-finalsLorientLorient0-1ParisParis6800
23.04.2016French League CupFinalParisParis2-1LOSCLOSC100
29.04.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis4-0RennesRennes9011
07.05.2016French Ligue 1AjaccioAjaccio0-4ParisParis5930
14.05.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis4-0NantesNantes1700
21.05.2016French CupFinalMarseilleMarseille2-4ParisParis7610

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Edinson Cavani
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 14/02/1987 (29)
  • Country: Uruguay
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Paris ( FRA)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    20/09/07: Mladá Boleslav 0-1 Palermo

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 13/04/2016 01:05 CET