Edinson Cavani Gómez (born 14 February 1987) is an Uruguayan professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Uruguay. El Matador (‘The Bullfighter’) is largely regarded as one of the finest strikers of his period, because of his sophisticated off-the-ball movement, precision finishing, and heading skills.
Cavani began his career at Danubio in Montevideo, where he stayed for two years until joining Palermo in 2007. Cavani joined Napoli in 2010, initially on a loan deal before being purchased for a cost of €17 million. In 2012, he helped them win the Coppa Italia and established himself as Serie A’s most formidable attacker.
Edinson Cavani Bio/Wiki
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Edinson Cavani Personal Life
Cavani was born on 14 February 1987 in Salto, Uruguay parents Luis Cavani and Berta Gómez. Both of his older brothers, striker Walter Guglielmone and Christian Cavani are professional footballers.
Cavani possesses an Italian passport as a result of his Italian background and playing in Italy; Cavani’s paternal ancestors were originally from Maranello, which eventually became the hometown of automobile manufacturer Ferrari. They moved to Argentina, and then to Montevideo, in 1929. Cavani was married to Maria Soledad Cabris Yarrs, with whom he has two kids, Bautista (born March 22, 2011) and Lucas (born March 22, 2011). (born 8 March 2013).
Cavani confirmed in 2013 that he and his wife were divorcing, following a breakup the previous year. Then, with his partner Jocelyn Burgardt, he welcomed a daughter, India (born 17 May 2019). He’s an Evangelical Christian. Cavani grew up idolising Argentine striker Gabriel Batistuta. Cavani likes ballet dancing as well. His similarity to the cartoon character Tarzan is a common football fan reference.
Edinson Cavani Endorsements
Cavani has been under contract with Nike, the American sportswear conglomerate, since 2014. The Uruguayan is one of the notable celebrities that has endorsed the Nike Hypervenom footwear. Cavani earned over $10 million in sponsorships up to 2018.
Despite being one of the world’s most recognised footballers, there is relatively little information accessible on his transactions after then.
Edinson Cavani Charity Work
The 36-year-old has always believed in doing good for others and has made several contributions to society. Cavani has previously taken part in charity games for Lionel Messi’s foundation, as well as contributing a pair of autographed boots to PSG’s “Children First” campaign.
Cavani also organised a charity match in 2017 to collect cash for children with Down syndrome, after previously organising a similar match to raise funds for children with cancer. Cavani also gave his 2018 World Cup shirt to Star4kids, a non-profit organisation that helps poor children.
Edinson Cavani Net Worth
Edinson Roberto Cavani Gómez is a $45 million net-worth Uruguayan soccer player. Edinson Cavani was born in Salto, Uruguay on February 14, 1987. Betra Gomez and Luis Cvani are his parents. Walter Guglielmone, Edinson’s older brother, is a striker with Beijing BIT, while Christian, his younger brother, is also a soccer player.
Cavani began playing soccer for the Danubio Youth team when he was 12 years old. He was later promoted to the senior team. In 2007, he was the best goal scorer in the South America Youth Championship while playing for the Uruguay Youth Team. In February 2008, he scored his first international goal against Columbia.
He played in the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups, as well as the 2011 Copa América. He scored one goal at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which helped his country finish fourth in the tournament. Uruguay won the Copa América in 2011. Uruguay had won the championship for the 15th time. From 2011 to 2014, Edinson was married to Maria Soledad Cabrisa. They have two boys, Bautista and Lucas, together. His most recent contract with Paris Saint-Germain pays him $14 million per year.
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Edinson Cavani Club Career
Cavani joined Paris Saint-Germain in France in mid-2013 for a reported €64 million, making him the most expensive acquisition in French football history at the time. Cavani won six Ligue 1 championships, five Coupes de la Ligue, and four Coupes de France with PSG. He is also the club’s all-time leading scorer.
Cavani joined Manchester United in 2020. Cavani scored in his Uruguay debut against Colombia in 2008, and he has since won 133 caps and 58 international goals, trailing only strike partner Luis Suárez. He competed in nine major international competitions, including the FIFA World Cup in 2010, 2014, and 2018, the Copa América in 2011, 2015, 2016, 2019, and 2021, and the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013.
Cavani scored at the 2010 World Cup to help Uruguay finish fourth, and he was part of the Uruguay side that won a record fifteenth Copa América championship in 2011. With 10 goals, he ended as the CONMEBOL 2018 World Cup qualification top scorer. Cavani was nominated to the Serie A Team of the Year three times throughout his career and was the league’s top scorer in 2012-13.
During his career in Ligue 1, he was named three times to the UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year, was voted Ligue 1 Player of the Year in 2016-17, and was the league’s top scorer in 2016-17 and 2017-18.
Following his breakout performance in the 2007 South American Youth Championship, many major clubs, including Juventus and Milan, were said to be interested in signing Cavani. However, Palermo chairman Maurizio Zamparini confirmed the signing of the young Uruguayan on January 29, 2007.
On January 31, 2010, the bid of €4.475 million was officially confirmed. Cavani made his debut against Fiorentina on March 11, 2007, coming in in the 55th minute with his club trailing 1-0 and scoring an impressive equaliser barely 15 minutes later, a goal reminiscent of Marco van Basten’s score in the 1988 UEFA European Football Championship final. Cavani was battling for a first-team spot alongside Fabrizio Miccoli and Amauri in his second season with the Rosanero.
Cavani joined Napoli in July 2010. The transfer, on the other hand, was a loan of €5 million plus an option/obligation to buy outright for €12 million, for a total cost of €17 million. Cavani scored twice in his first start for Napoli after making his debut as a substitute the previous game, as Napoli defeated Elfsborg 2-0 in the UEFA Europa League to qualify for the main tournament.
He subsequently began his Serie A career with Napoli, scoring a contentious goal after only seven minutes against Fiorentina, with replays showing the ball falling on the line. Cavani also scored in his home debut against Bari before adding a late winner against Sampdoria, making him the first Napoli player to score in four competitive matches.
Cavani came in as a late substitution with 30 minutes remaining in Napoli’s 1-0 loss to Cesena on September 26. After assisting on the equaliser, he went on to score two more goals, bringing the final score to 4-1. As a result, Cavani now shares the league scoring lead with Internazionale’s Samuel Eto’o. Cavani’s collaboration with fellow strikers Ezequiel Lavezzi and Marek Hamk earned them the nickname “The Three Tenors” after the renowned singing quartet of the same name.
Cavani scored in the 92nd minute against Steaua București on December 15 to lead his club to a 1-0 win and advance past the Europa League group stage. He scored an equalising goal in the 97th minute of the first match, which was played on Romanian soil. Cavani scored a hat-trick in a 3-0 win over Juventus on January 9, 2011, with the third goal coming via a diving header.
Cavani netted another hat-trick on January 30th, this time in a 4-0 win over Sampdoria. Cavani maintained his excellent run by scoring a brace against Roma in Napoli’s 2-0 victory. Cavani netted another brace in a 2-1 win over Cagliari on March 20. With eight games remaining, they are now only three points behind leaders Milan.
Cavani scored another hat-trick in a 4-3 comeback win over Lazio on 3 April, after falling down 2-0 and 3-2 throughout the game. He also became Napoli’s all-time leading league goalscorer in a single season, with 25 in Serie A. He was sent a red card for two bookable offences in a 2-1 away loss to Lecce on May 8.
He sarcastically praised the referee after the decision and received a two-match suspension as a result. With only two games remaining in the season, his season was done and he would not be able to reclaim first place in the Serie A scoring rankings, as Antonio Di Natale had passed him with 26 goals. Cavani signed a new five-year deal with Napoli on May 19, keeping him at the club until 2016.
Cavani scored the first goal in Napoli’s first Champions League game, a 1-1 draw at Manchester City on September 14. Four days later, on September 18, he scored three goals against Milan in Napoli’s 3-1 home victory. Cavani scored both goals in Napoli’s 2-1 Champions League victory over Manchester City on November 22, putting the club in pole position to follow Bayern Munich into the knockout stage.
On November 26, Cavani equalised against Atalanta in the 94th minute after Napoli fell down in the 64th minute through on-loan Napoli striker Germán Denis. Cavani scored twice in Napoli’s 6-1 thumping of Genoa on December 21, enabling the Azzurri to conclude 2011 strong and complete the first half of the season in the sixth position.
Cavani scored two goals against Fiorentina on February 17, 2012, propelling Napoli to fifth place ahead of Internazionale. Cavani scored the second goal against Chelsea in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 in Naples on February 21. He also assisted on both of Ezequiel Lavezzi’s goals that night. Napoli then went on to win this game 3-1.
Following Napoli’s elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Chelsea, Cavani scored two goals in the final ten minutes against Udinese to secure a much-needed draw and keep Napoli in contention for the final Champions League qualifying slot. A few days later, he scored on a spectacular counter-attack against Siena to secure Napoli’s spot in the Coppa Italia final.
On April 21, he scored in a 2-0 win over Novara to mark his 200th career league appearance. Cavani concluded the league season with 23 goals, tying him for third place with Udinese striker Antonio Di Natale. Cavani scored a penalty in the 2012 Coppa Italia final against Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, which Napoli won.
He also became Napoli’s all-time leading league goalscorer in a single season, with 25 in Serie A. He was sent a red card for two bookable offences in a 2-1 away loss to Lecce on May 8.
He sarcastically praised the referee after the decision and received a two-match suspension as a result. With only two games remaining in the season, his season was done and he would not be able to reclaim first place in the Serie A scoring rankings, as Antonio Di Natale had past him with 26 goals. Cavani signed a new five-year deal with Napoli on May 19, keeping him at the club until 2016.
Cavani’s first goal of the Serie A season occurred on August 26th, when he scored the game-winning goal in Napoli’s 3-0 victory over previous club Palermo. A month later, on September 26, Cavani scored a stunning hat-trick against Lazio to help Napoli retain their unbeaten start to the Serie A season with a 3-0 victory.
Cavani scored all four goals, including a half-volley from beyond the box and a spectacular free kick, as Napoli rallied from a 2-1 deficit to overcome Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 4-2 in the Europa League group stage on November 8. Cavani struck a late penalty in the 94th minute to lift Napoli to the next round of the Europa League with a 2-1 victory over AIK in Sweden on November 22.
Cavani was the final player to score on the Rsunda Stadium, which hosted the 1958 FIFA World Cup final. Cavani scored a hat-trick as Napoli defeated Roma 4-1 on January 6, 2013, gaining distance in the battle for the league title as champions Juventus suffered a stunning defeat.
Cavani ended the season with 29 goals, six more than Udinese striker Antonio Di Natale, who finished second. Toward the close of the season, rumours surfaced that Cavani was about to depart Napoli, with Chelsea, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, and Real Madrid all interested.
He also became Napoli’s all-time leading league goalscorer in a single season, with 25 in Serie A. He was sent a red card for two bookable offences in a 2-1 away loss to Lecce on May 8. He sarcastically praised the referee after the decision and received a two-match suspension as a result.
With only two games remaining in the season, his season was done and he would not be able to reclaim first place in the Serie A scoring rankings, as Antonio Di Natale had passed him with 26 goals. Cavani signed a new five-year deal with Napoli on May 19, keeping him at the club until 2016.
Cavani signed a five-year contract with French champions Paris Saint-Germain on July 16, 2013, for a sum reported to be approximately €64 million, making it the sixth costliest transfer in history at the time.
Cavani became the record signing in French football, beating Radamel Falcao’s €60 million moves to Monaco earlier this summer, and he joined former Napoli colleague Ezequiel Lavezzi in Paris.
Cavani made his PSG debut on August 9th, replacing Lavezzi in the 72nd minute of a league match against Montpellier. On August 18, he made his debut and scored his first goal for the club, a late equaliser against Ajaccio. On September 17, Cavani scored his first Champions League goal for the club in their European season opening against Olympiacos.
He finished the group stage with four goals in five games as PSG qualified with a perfect record. Cavani scored his 20th goal of the season in PSG’s 2-1 Coupe de France defeat at home to Montpellier on January 22, 2014.
Cavani scored in a 2-0 win against Le Classique rivals Marseille at the Parc des Princes on March 2, after missing a month of the season due to a thigh injury. On April 19, 2014, he scored both goals for PSG as they defeated Lyon 2-1 in the Coupe de la Ligue Final. In his debut season, he scored 25 goals in 43 appearances across all competitions, including 16 in 30 league games.
On October 17, 2014, Cavani converted a penalty to secure a 3-1 win against Lens, and he celebrated by discharging an imaginary pistol. After Cavani objected, referee Nicolas Rainville booked him and sent him out for dissent. PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi told Canal+, “Why did he previously receive the yellow card? He celebrates, in the same way, every time.”
Cavani scored the only goal of the game against Cypriot club APOEL on November 5, 2014, putting PSG into the Champions League knockout round with two games to spare. PSG manager Laurent Blanc fined and suspended Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi in January 2015 for skipping a mid-season training camp in Morocco and the first training session following the winter break.
He scored two goals as a second-half replacement for Lavezzi as PSG defeated Bastia 4-0 in the 2015 Coupe de la Ligue Final on April 11, 2015. On May 8, he scored three goals in a 6-0 victory over Guingamp, giving PSG a six-point lead in Ligue 1 with two games remaining.
PSG completed a domestic triple on 30 May, as Cavani headed the game’s sole goal – his 31st in all competitions that season – to defeat Auxerre in the Coupe de France final. Cavani and PSG opened the 2015 Trophée des Champions season against Lyon on August 1, with him scoring the second goal in a 2-0 victory. Cavani scored the game-winning third goal in PSG’s 4-2 2016 Coupe de France Final victory against Marseille, completing the club’s second successive Ligue 1-Coupe de France-Coupe de la Ligue domestic triple.
Cavani scored in just 44 seconds in the first half of PSG’s opening 2016-17 Champions League Group A encounter against Arsenal at the Parc des Princes on September 13, 2016, for the club’s fastest-ever Champions League goal. The game concluded in a 1-1 tie. On September 16, Cavani scored four goals (his first four-goal haul with PSG) in the first half as PSG defeated Caen 6-0 away in a Ligue 1 match, ending PSG’s three-match winless skid, two of which were in Ligue 1.
On November 30, he scored a penalty in a 2-0 home win over Angers to increase his Ligue 1 tally to 14 goals in 14 matches, making him only the fourth player in PSG history to record 100 competitive goals. Cavani scored one goal in each leg of PSG’s 6-5 aggregate loss to FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 ties, bringing his season total to eight goals from eight matches.
He scored two second-half goals in PSG’s 4-1 triumph against Monaco in the 2017 Coupe de la Ligue Final on April 1, 2017. He was crowned Ligue 1 Player of the Year on May 15, 2017, after scoring 35 goals.
Cavani made his season debut on August 25, 2018, after missing PSG’s first three games due to an injury sustained during the 2018 World Cup. Cavani, Neymar, and Mbappé all scored in a 3-1 league win over Angers at home, with Cavani getting the opener off a pass from Neymar.
Cavani scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 win over Monaco on November 11, 2018. Cavani scored in PSG’s 2-1 win against Orléans in the Coupe de La Ligue on December 18th, his 15th goal in the competition, tying Pauleta’s record for most goals in the competition. After the season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PSG was awarded the 2019-20 Ligue 1 championship in April 2020; at the time of the League’s suspension, PSG was in the first position, with a twelve-point advantage over second-placed Marseille.
PSG’s sports director Leonardo confirmed on June 13 that Cavani, along with colleague Thiago Silva, will be departing the club after the end of the Champions League season in August.
Cavani joined Premier League team Manchester United on a one-year contract with an option to extend for another year on October 5, 2020. He was granted the coveted number 7 jersey. He made his Premier League debut off the bench against Chelsea on October 24, 2020. Cavani scored his first Premier League goal in a 3-1 away win over Everton on November 7.
Cavani scored twice, including the game-winning goal in extra time, in a 3-2 comeback triumph over Southampton on November 29 after coming on as a half-time replacement. He scored the fourth goal in United’s Premier League record-equaling 9-0 triumph over Southampton on February 2, 2021.
On April 29, he scored twice and assisted on two more goals in a 6-2 home triumph against Roma in the first leg of the Europa League semi-finals; he scored again in a 3-2 defeat in the return leg, allowing United to proceed to the final 8-5 on aggregate. Cavani scored five goals and received three men of the match awards in four starts in April, earning him his first Manchester United player of the month accolade. Cavani’s contract was officially extended for another season on May 10, 2021.
On May 18, in a 1-1 home draw with Fulham, Cavani scored the first goal at Old Trafford with spectators in attendance since the COVID-19 epidemic began, a 40-yard lob. For his efforts, he was later named Premier League Goal of the Month. On May 26, he equalised in a 1-1 draw against Villarreal in the Europa League Final; nonetheless, Manchester United lost on penalties, despite Cavani’s shot attempt in the shoot-out.
Cavani started the 2021-22 season with the number 7 shirt against Wolverhampton Wanderers, but once Cristiano Ronaldo arrived, he decided to switch to the number 21 shirt, the same number he wore for the Uruguay national team.
He scored his first goal of the season in a 3-0 away win over Tottenham Hotspur on October 30th, assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo. Interim manager Ralf Rangnick revealed on May 22, 2022, that Cavani will be departing the club when his contract ends at the conclusion of the season.
Cavani was chosen to play for Uruguay’s national under-20 squad in the 2007 South American Youth Championship in Paraguay in January 2007. He ended the tournament as the competition’s leading scorer, with seven goals in nine games, helping Uruguay finish third and win a spot in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
2010 World Cup and 2011 Copa América
Cavani earned his first senior debut for Uruguay, scoring in a 2-2 tie with Colombia on February 6, 2008. On the counterattack from a corner, he scored from his own area. Cavani set up Luis Suárez’s goal in Uruguay’s 1-0 triumph against Mexico in the last group stage match of the 2010 World Cup on June 22, 2010.
Uruguay topped Group A and went to the round of 16. He scored against Germany in the third-place match on July 10, 2010, tying the score at 1-1; Germany went on to win 3-2. On October 8, 2010, he scored his first international hat-trick against Indonesia in a 7-1 triumph in Jakarta, in which Luis Suárez also scored a hat-trick.
Cavani was a member of Uruguay’s team for the 2011 Copa América in Argentina. He started the first two group games, but a knee injury suffered in the second game against Chile forced him to miss the final. In the final, he came in after 63 minutes to replace lvaro Pereira and was involved in his team’s last goal as Uruguay defeated Paraguay 3-0 to win a record 15th title.
Cavani was one of three over-age players chosen by Uruguay for the Summer Olympics in 2012. Cavani equalised in the semi-finals of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup against the hosts and eventual champions Brazil, who won 2-1.
He levelled twice against Italy in the third-place match, his second goal coming from a free kick, forcing the game to penalties. Despite Cavani’s penalty kick, Uruguay lost; he was chosen man of the match for his effort. Cavani scored the game-winning goal in Uruguay’s 5-0 triumph against Jordan in the 2014 World Cup play-off on November 13, 2013.
Cavani opened the goal in their opening group game of the championships, against Costa Rica, at Fortaleza, with a penalty after Diego Lugano was brought down. Uruguay, on the other hand, finally fell 3-1. Colombia eliminated Uruguay in the round of 16 on June 28, 2014, with a 2-0 victory.
Post World Cup
With Suárez sidelined for the duration of the tournament, Cavani was Uruguay’s indisputable starting at the 2015 Copa América in Chile. Cavani was sent off for two bookings in the quarter-finals against the hosts at the Estadio Nacional: the first for a foul on Arturo Vidal, and the second for swiping at Gonzalo Jara’s face after Jara had jabbed him in the buttocks.
The event gained virtually instantaneous and extensive worldwide publicity in newspapers and on the internet, primarily in Cavani’s defence. Articles, editorials, blogs, memes, and cartoons were all widely distributed. The Australian tabloids drew parallels to what they called “Hopoate,” a similar infamous on-field anus-poking event from rugby.
China, the United Kingdom, France, and the United States also provided extensive worldwide coverage of the tragedy. Goal.com, Business Insider, ESPNFC, and Bleacher Report were among the websites that provided coverage. The World Game, The Huffington Post, and Dirty Tackle are some of the sites I’ve read. Teammate Jorge Fucile was eventually ejected, and holders Uruguay were defeated 1-0.
Cavani also competed in the Copa América Centenario the following year, however, he went scoreless as Uruguay were ousted in the first round. Uruguay competed in the China Cup in 2018. Cavani led Uruguay to the trophy by scoring the game-winning goal against Wales in the final.
2018 World Cup
Cavani concluded the CONMEBOL 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying as the leading scorer, with ten goals. Cavani was a member of Uruguay’s side that won the China Cup in March 2018. He scored in the 2-0 semi-final victory against the Czech Republic, and he scored the lone goal in the final against Wales, his 100th cap.
Cavani scored the game-winning goal in Uruguay’s 3-0 triumph against hosts Russia in the last group game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on June 25. Cavani subsequently went on to score both of Uruguay’s goals against Portugal in a 2-1 Round of 16 triumphs on 30 June, despite being replaced in the second half with an apparent hamstring injury.
2019 Copa America
Cavani was included in Uruguay’s final 23-man roster for the 2019 Copa América in Brazil in March 2019. On June 16, Cavani scored “an incredible bicycle-kick” in a 4-0 win over Ecuador in the team’s first Copa América group match; it was his first goal in the Copa América.
On June 29, he had a goal rejected by VAR for offside in regular time in the quarter-finals against Peru; after a 0-0 tie, the match went to a penalty shoot-out. Despite Cavani’s successful penalty attempt, Peru won the shootout 5-4, eliminating Uruguay from the competition.
Edinson Cavani FIFA 22 Stats
In FIFA 22, Edinson Cavani has an overall rating of 82 and his potential is also 82.
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Edinson Cavani Achievements
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How old is Edinson Cavani?
He is currently 36 years old.
What is the height of Edinson Cavani?
He is 6′ 2″ tall.
What position does Edinson Cavani play?
He plays in the forward position.
Who is Edinson Cavani married to?
He is currently married to Maria Soledad Cabris.
How much is Edinson Cavani’s net worth?
After his transfer to Manchester United, his net worth is $45 Million.