|Edinson Cavani Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 0½ in|
|Date of Birth||February 14, 1987|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Edinson Cavani is a Uruguayan professional footballer who is best known for his career as a striker for La Liga club Valencia and the Uruguay national team. He is considered as one of the best strikers of his generation and has also played for teams like Palermo, Paris Saint-Germain, Danubio, and Manchester United in the past. During the course of his career, he has won tournaments like Coppa Italia, Primera División, Coupe de la Ligue, Ligue 1, Trophée des Champions, Coupe de France, Copa América, and has been the recipient of several honors such as Coppa Italia‘s “Top scorer”, UNFP Ligue 1‘s “Player of the Year”, Ligue 1‘s “Best Foreign Player”, Premier League‘s “Goal of the Month”, and many more.
Edinson Roberto Cavani Gomez
Cavani, El Matador, Edi
- Father – Luis Cavani
- Mother – Berta Gomez
- Siblings – Walter Guglielmone (Older Brother) (Professional Footballer), Christian Cavani (Younger Brother) (Professional Footballer)
Cavani is signed to Mondial Sport.
6 ft 0½ in or 184 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Edinson Cavani dated –
- Maria Soledad Cabris Yarrús (2007-2014) – In 2007, Cavani married Maria Soledad Cabris Yarrús. The couple has 2 children, sons Bautista (b. March 22, 2011) and Lucas (b. March 8, 2013). According to Cavani, the couple parted ways in 2013 but decided to make it official by filing the divorce papers in 2014.
Race / Ethnicity
- Long hair
- Oblong face shape
- Good looking body
Best Known For
His scoring skills and the ability to finish in a variety of ways. Cavani is also recognized as one of the hardest working players who have played the game of football.
First Football Match
The El Matador played his first official game on March 11, 2007, when his team Palermo faced Fiorentina in a home league match. In that game, Cavani scored an equalizing goal for his team after trailing by 0-1.
Edinson debuted for his national team on February 6, 2008, in a match between Uruguay and Colombia.
- Long shots
- Head shots
- Great in counterattacks
- Strong, quick, and agile
The player has no significant weaknesses to be written.
It is known that the Uruguayan striker is among the hardest working footballers of this era and no wonder, why he is a terrific athlete without a single weakness in his game. Cavani’s tireless work ethic made him one of the few complete players of his generation and maybe, the best Uruguayan footballer in the last decade or even more.
Edinson spends time working out on his body, especially his core and leg power which is the biggest reason why he is so efficient on the pitch.
Cavani is a big fan of weight lifting and always spends time in the gym trying to build his explosive strength by doing Olympic Lifts, Squats, Deadlifts, Barbell Thrust Ups and other leg exercises.
He is also an avid fan of sprinting. It is known that during the off-season, every morning he does high-intensity conditioning for 2 hours.
As for his nutrition, the popular Matador is eating food rich in carbohydrates, protein, and needed minerals. When it comes to junk food, Cavani excluded this type of food long time ago when he started playing for Danubio.
Edinson Cavani Facts
- Because of his skill and playing style, Cavani has been outlined as a modern striker.
- His childhood idol was the famous Argentine footballer Gabriel Batistuta.
- He shifted to the Italian club Palermo in 2007.
- At the 2007 South American Youth Championship, Cavani was the top scorer with seven goals in nine games.
- In 2010, he signed a deal with Napoli.
- In the 2011-2012 season, he won the Coppa Italia trophy while playing for Napoli.
- During the 2012-2013 Serie A season, Cavani scored 29 goals for Napoli which brought him the Top Scorer award.
- On July 16, 2013, Edinson moved to the French club Paris Saint-Germain for a total of € 64.5 million, which at the time was the most expensive signing in French football history.
- He spent 2 years playing for the senior team of Danubio.