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: 01/07/2015 16:42 CET
14.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageUruguayUruguay1-3Costa RicaCosta Rica9010
19.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageUruguayUruguay2-1EnglandEngland9001
24.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageItalyItaly0-1UruguayUruguay9000
28.06.2014FIFA World CupRound of 16ColombiaColombia2-0UruguayUruguay9000
08.08.2014French Ligue 1ReimsReims2-2ParisParis9000
16.08.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis2-0BastiaBastia9010
22.08.2014French Ligue 1ÉvianÉvian0-0ParisParis9000
31.08.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis5-0St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne9010
13.09.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes1-1ParisParis9000
21.09.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis1-1LyonLyon7210
24.09.2014French Ligue 1CaenCaen0-2ParisParis9000
27.09.2014French Ligue 1ToulouseToulouse1-1ParisParis7200
05.10.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis1-1MonacoMonaco9000
17.10.2014French Ligue 1LensLens1-3ParisParis5610
01.11.2014French Ligue 1LorientLorient1-2ParisParis9010
09.11.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis2-0MarseilleMarseille9010
21.11.2014French Ligue 1MetzMetz2-3ParisParis1600
29.11.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis1-0NiceNice9000
03.12.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-1ParisParis9010
06.12.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis2-1NantesNantes1600
14.12.2014French Ligue 1GuingampGuingamp1-0ParisParis9000
17.12.2014French League CupFourth roundAjaccioAjaccio1-3ParisParis9010
20.12.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis0-0MontpellierMontpellier6500
18.01.2015French Ligue 1ParisParis4-2ÉvianÉvian2110
21.01.2015French CupTenth roundParisParis2-1BordeauxBordeaux9010
25.01.2015French Ligue 1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne0-1ParisParis8400
30.01.2015French Ligue 1ParisParis1-0RennesRennes6900
03.02.2015French League CupSemi-finalsLOSCLOSC0-1ParisParis9000
08.02.2015French Ligue 1LyonLyon1-1ParisParis8000
11.02.2015French CupEleventh roundParisParis2-0NantesNantes9010
21.02.2015French Ligue 1ParisParis3-1ToulouseToulouse9000
01.03.2015French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco0-0ParisParis9000
04.03.2015French CupQuarter-finalsParisParis2-0MonacoMonaco9010
07.03.2015French Ligue 1ParisParis4-1LensLens2300
15.03.2015French Ligue 1BordeauxBordeaux3-2ParisParis1700
20.03.2015French Ligue 1ParisParis3-1LorientLorient9000
05.04.2015French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille2-3ParisParis5900
11.04.2015French League CupFinalBastiaBastia0-4ParisParis2620
18.04.2015French Ligue 1NiceNice1-3ParisParis9010
25.04.2015French Ligue 1ParisParis6-1LOSCLOSC9021
28.04.2015French Ligue 1ParisParis3-1MetzMetz9010
03.05.2015French Ligue 1NantesNantes0-2ParisParis9010
08.05.2015French Ligue 1ParisParis6-0GuingampGuingamp9030
16.05.2015French Ligue 1MontpellierMontpellier1-2ParisParis9000
23.05.2015French Ligue 1ParisParis3-2ReimsReims9020
30.05.2015French CupFinalAuxerreAuxerre0-1ParisParis9010

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Edinson Cavani
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 14/02/1987 (28)
  • 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: 22/04/2015 01:05 CET
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