The Untold Story Of Ederson

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Ederson Santana de Moraes

This article will tell you about the career highlights of Brazilian footballer Ederson

Ederson Santana de Moraes, commonly known as Ederson, is a Brazilian professional footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Manchester City.

Born on August 17, 1993, in Osasco, São Paulo, Brazil, Ederson began his football career as a youth player at Sao Paulo before moving to Benfica’s youth academy in Portugal in 2011.

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Career Overview

Ederson quickly impressed at Benfica and made his senior debut for the club in 2012 at the age of 19. He spent the next few seasons as the backup goalkeeper, learning from experienced shot-stopper Julio Cesar, before becoming the first-choice goalkeeper in the 2016/17 season.

In that season, he played a key role in helping Benfica win the Primeira Liga title and reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

Ederson’s performances at Benfica caught the eye of several top European clubs, and in June 2017, he signed for Manchester City for a reported fee of £35 million, making him the most expensive goalkeeper in football history at the time.

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In his first season at the club, he established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, playing a crucial role in Manchester City’s title-winning campaign, where they set several Premier League records, including most points and most goals in a season.

Playing Style

Ederson’s playing style is unique for a goalkeeper, as he is known for his excellent footwork and ability to play accurate long passes.

His abilities make him an important part of Manchester City’s possession-based style of play under manager Pep Guardiola. In fact, Ederson has even been credited with an assist in the Premier League, which is a rare feat for a goalkeeper.

Awards & Achievements

Since joining Manchester City, Ederson has won numerous domestic and international honours, including three Premier League titles, one FA Cup, and four EFL Cups.

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He has also been named in the PFA Team of the Year twice and was named the Premier League Golden Glove winner for the 2019/20 season, where he kept 16 clean sheets in the league.

International Career

On the international stage, Ederson made his debut for the Brazil national team in 2017 and has since become the first-choice goalkeeper for the Selecao.

He was part of the Brazil squad that won the Copa America in 2019 and the following year, he helped the team win the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers, keeping three clean sheets in four matches.

Social Works

Off the field, Ederson is known for his philanthropic work and has been involved in several initiatives to help underprivileged children in Brazil.

He also launched the Ederson Moraes Foundation in 2020, which aims to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in Brazil by providing them with education and opportunities to play football.


In summary, Ederson has had an impressive career so far, establishing himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world at Manchester City and playing a key role in Brazil’s recent success on the international stage. With his unique playing style and impressive achievements, Ederson is undoubtedly one of the most talented and exciting goalkeepers in the game today.

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.