• Date of birth : 25/02/1983
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Croatia Croatia
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Clubs: GNK Dinamo Zagreb, NK Croatia Sesvete (loan), NK Inter Zaprešić (loan), Arsenal FC, FC Shakhtar Donetsk

• A native of Rio de Janeiro, he joined Dinamo's youth academy at 15 and made his debut in 2001 before spending the 2002/03 season on loan at second-tier Inter Zaprešić, where he scored ten goals in 15 games.

• Returned to Dinamo and became a regular in attack, increasing his goal tally each season before registering a record-breaking 34 in 32 games as Dinamo retained the Croatian title in 2006/07; his tally in all competitions that season − for club and country − was 53.

• Acquired Croatian citizenship in 2002 and featured prominently for the Under-21s, scoring at a rate of more than a goal a game, before establishing himself as a regular for the seniors; omitted by Zlatko Kranjčar from the 2006 FIFA World Cup squad but scored ten goals − the second best haul in the competition − to help Slaven Bilić's team qualify for UEFA EURO 2008.

• Signed by Arsenal as a replacement for Thierry Henry in July 2007, taking the No9 shirt; struck 12 goals despite restricted playing time before suffering a broken fibula and a dislocated left ankle in a league game at Birmingham City FC.

• The injury caused him to miss UEFA EURO 2008 and 18 months of Premier League action before a gradual re-introduction in 2009/10; joined Shakhtar in July 2010 for a reported €7.5m, scoring on his league debut and in both UEFA Champions League group games against Arsenal.

• On target but then sent off in the 2011 Ukrainian Cup final against FC Dynamo Kyiv as Shakhtar completed the double, the striker started just seven league games as the Pitmen repeated the feat in 2011/12.

• Made three substitute appearances at UEFA EURO 2012, as his country failed to make it through the group stage, before collecting a third successive domestic league and cup double with Shakhtar in 2012/13, while helping them to the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League. 

UEFA honours

Last updated: 08/07/13 11.35CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 15/06/2016 16:44 CET
19.07.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-0OlexandriyaOlexandriya000
23.07.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueVolynVolyn1-4Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk1710
01.08.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-0HoverlaHoverla2110
09.08.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueVorsklaVorskla2-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2910
22.08.2015Ukrainian CupFirst roundArsenal KyivArsenal Kyiv0-3Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9010
28.08.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-0Metalurh ZaporizhyaMetalurh Zaporizhya5700
19.09.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-0StalStal9000
23.09.2015Ukrainian CupSecond roundTernopilTernopil0-5Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk6500
03.10.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-0Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa6900
30.10.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueZoryaZorya1-7Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk1520
21.11.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk4-0VolynVolyn2000
29.11.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueHoverlaHoverla1-6Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2700
03.12.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk3-0KarpatyKarpaty4510
02.03.2016Ukrainian CupQuarter-finalsVorsklaVorskla0-4Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2800
06.03.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk3-1VorsklaVorskla4510
13.03.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro4-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
27.03.2016Ukrainian CupQuarter-finalsShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk1-2VorsklaVorskla2000
01.04.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk8-1MetalistMetalist2610
10.04.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueStalStal3-3Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk4510
17.04.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk3-0Olimpik DonetskOlimpik Donetsk4510
20.04.2016Ukrainian CupSemi-finalsOlexandriyaOlexandriya1-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk4510
23.04.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa1-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2900
08.05.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueKarpatyKarpaty1-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2800
11.05.2016Ukrainian CupSemi-finalsShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-0OlexandriyaOlexandriya7200
21.05.2016Ukrainian CupSemi-finalsZoryaZorya0-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk3100

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Eduardo
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 25/02/1983 (33)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 22
  • Club: Shakhtar Donetsk ( UKR)

  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 65kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Second qualifying round)
    30/07/03: Maribor 1-1 Dinamo Zagreb
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    27/05/04: Serbia 3-2 Croatia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Croatia U-21128

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Dinamo Zagreb83
Shakhtar Donetsk245
UEFA Europa League
Shakhtar Donetsk93
Dinamo Zagreb114
Last updated: 06/05/2016 01:07 CET