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: 29/06/2014 01:05 CET
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundSpainSpain3-1UruguayUruguay7000
09.08.2013French Ligue 1MontpellierMontpellier1-1ParisParis1800
18.08.2013French Ligue 1ParisParis1-1AjaccioAjaccio9010
25.08.2013French Ligue 1NantesNantes1-2ParisParis9010
31.08.2013French Ligue 1ParisParis2-0GuingampGuingamp9000
13.09.2013French Ligue 1BordeauxBordeaux0-2ParisParis900
22.09.2013French Ligue 1ParisParis1-1MonacoMonaco9000
25.09.2013French Ligue 1ValenciennesValenciennes0-1ParisParis8510
28.09.2013French Ligue 1ParisParis2-0ToulouseToulouse2110
06.10.2013French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-2ParisParis8100
19.10.2013French Ligue 1ParisParis4-0BastiaBastia4520
27.10.2013French Ligue 1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne2-2ParisParis9010
01.11.2013French Ligue 1ParisParis4-0LorientLorient9020
09.11.2013French Ligue 1ParisParis3-1NiceNice7900
01.12.2013French Ligue 1ParisParis4-0LyonLyon9010
04.12.2013French Ligue 1ÉvianÉvian2-0ParisParis9000
07.12.2013French Ligue 1ParisParis5-0SochauxSochaux9011
14.12.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes1-3ParisParis9010
18.12.2013French League CupFourth roundParisParis2-1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne12020
08.01.2014French CupNinth roundBrestBrest2-5ParisParis9000
11.01.2014French Ligue 1AjaccioAjaccio1-2ParisParis9000
14.01.2014French League CupQuarter-finalsBordeauxBordeaux1-3ParisParis4500
19.01.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis5-0NantesNantes9010
22.01.2014French CupTenth roundParisParis1-2MontpellierMontpellier9010
25.01.2014French Ligue 1GuingampGuingamp1-1ParisParis9000
31.01.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis2-0BordeauxBordeaux7600
02.03.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis2-0MarseilleMarseille2010
16.03.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis2-0St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne9001
21.03.2014French Ligue 1LorientLorient0-1ParisParis9000
28.03.2014French Ligue 1NiceNice0-1ParisParis9000
05.04.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis3-0ReimsReims6510
13.04.2014French Ligue 1LyonLyon1-0ParisParis9000
19.04.2014French League CupFinalLyonLyon1-2ParisParis9020
23.04.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis1-0ÉvianÉvian9000
27.04.2014French Ligue 1SochauxSochaux1-1ParisParis9010
07.05.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis1-2RennesRennes9001
31.05.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundUruguayUruguay1-0Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland6500
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

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

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General info

  • Name: Edinson Cavani
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 14/02/1987 (27)
  • Country: Uruguay
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Paris ( FRA)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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: 29/06/2014 01:05 CET
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