Edinson Cavani

Profile Football Stars | Edinson Cavani | After Amauri's departure to Juventus in June 2008, the Cavani cemented his place in the starting lineup, forming a striking partnership with Fabrizio Miccoli and scoring a total of 14 goals in the 2008-09 season.

In June 2010, Cavani signed a five-year contract with Napoli Cavani scored twice in his first start, as Napoli beat Elfsborg in the Europa League 2-0 and qualified for the main tournament. Cavani also scored on his home debut against Bari, before adding a late winner against Sampdoria, meaning he had scored in his first four competitive matches with Napoli. After assisting the equalizing goal, he went on to score two more, with the final score 4-1. On 09 January 2011, Cavani scored a hat-trick during a 3-0 win over Juventus, the third goal coming by way of a scorpion kick. On January 30, Cavani scored another hat-trick, this time in a 4-0 win over Sampdoria. Cavani continued his fine form scoring a brace against Roma, Napoli winning 2-0. On 20 March 2011, Cavani scored another brace against Cagliari, in a 2-1 win. On April 3, 2011, Cavani scored yet another hat-trick in a 4-3 comeback win over Lazio having been down 2-0 and 3-2 during the game.

On 14 September, Cavani scored the opener in Napoli's first game of Their Champions League campaign, a 1-1 away draw at Manchester City. Four days later, on 18 September, he scored a hat-trick against Milan in Napoli's 3-1 home win. On 22 November, Cavani scored both goals in the 2-1 match winning brace against Manchester City at home in the Champions League, leaving Napoli in pole position to follow Bayern Munich into the knockout stage. On 26 November 2011, Cavani scored a 94th minute equalizer against Atalanta after Napoli went a goal down in the 64th minute through former Napoli striker Germán Denis. On 17 February, Cavani scored two goals against Fiorentina, Napoli Helping go in fifth place ahead of Inter. Cavani scored the 2nd goal against Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg in Naples. Napoli subsequently went on to win this game 3-1.

In January 2007, Cavani was selected to join the Uruguay national football team Under-20 squad to play in the 2007 South American Youth Championship in Paraguay. Cavani finished the tournament as top scorer with seven goals in nine games, Helping Uruguay to finish in 3rd place, earning them a place in the World Youth Championship.

Personal information
Full name Edinson Roberto Cavani Gómez
Date of birth 14 February 1987 (age 25)
Place of birth Salto, Uruguay
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker

Club information
Current club Napoli
Number 7

Youth career
Danubio 2000-2005

Senior career
years Team
2005-2007 Danubio 25 (9)
Palermo 2007-2010 101 (34)
2010 - Napoli 57 (41)

National team
2006-2007 Uruguay U-20 14 (10)
2008 - Uruguay 36 (10)


     Torneo Apertura: 2006-07
     Champions League 2008-09 Napoli

     2010 World Cup: Fourth Place
     Copa América 2011: Winner


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