|Full Name||Edinson Roberto Cavani|
|Place of Birth||Salto, Uruguay|
|Age||34 as of 2021|
|Current Club||Manchester United|
Edinson Cavani is not just a typical striker, but one of the best in the world his scoring record is just on another level. He is one of the few players who has scored in more than half of their total appearances. Get to know more about Cavani by reading the entire article.
Who Is Edinson Cavani?
Edinson Cavani, born on 14th February 1987 in Salto, Uruguay. He is an Uruguayan footballer who plays for Manchester United, a premier league club, and Uruguay national team as a striker. In this era, he is seen as one of the best strikers in the world.
Prior to joining Manchester United, he played for several teams including, Danubio in Montevideo where he started his career. He then joined Palermo in 2007 where he only spent four seasons and then moved to Napoli in 2010. However, with Napoli, he was signed on Loan, and later they signed him permanently in a transfer fee worth €17 million. After Napoli, he joined Paris Saint-Germain( PSG) in 2013, in transfer fee which was reported to be €64 million. Finally, in 2020, he joined Manchester United.
Being one of the best he has made different achievements. With PSG he managed to win six Ligue 1 titles, Five Coupes de la Ligue and four Coupes de France. In addition, he also won Ligue one Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season. Furthermore, still in the same season, he became the league’s top scorer. The following season, he finished as the season’s top scorer. Up to date he still ranks as PSG’s top scorer.
In international football, he plays for the Uruguayan national team. He has participated in different competitions with his national team. He was part of the squat that represented Uruguay in 2010, 2014, and 2018. In addition, he also took part in the Copa America in 2011, 2015, 2016, 2019, and 2021. He was also named part of the team that represented Uruguay in the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013. During the 2010 World Cup, he scored once and helped his country to finish in fourth place. Furthermore, he finished as the CONMEBAL 2018 World Cup qualification top scorer with 10 goals.
Edinson Cavani Background
Cavani was born in Salto, a Capital City of the Salto Department in northwest Uruguay. He was born in a football family as his father Luis Cavani was a professional soccer player though much is not known about the clubs he played for. In addition, his two brothers are also professional footballers. Just like any other kid, while growing up he admired Gabriel Batistuta. Until today Cavani describes Batistuta as not just a typical striker.
Edinson Cavani Family/ Parents
He is the son of Betta Gomez and Luis Cavani, a former football player. Cavani has not disclosed much about his parents.
Edinson Cavani Siblings
He has two brothers, Christian Cavani and Walter Guglielmone. Both of his brothers are professional footballers. However, Walter has already retired and much is not known about Christian.
Is Edinson Cavani Married or Dating?
Currently, he is dating a lovely lady by the name of Jocelyn Burgardt. The two started going out in 2015. The two love birds met at the city of Bella Union parade after she was chosen as a great dancer. Prior to their relationship, Cavani was married to Maria Soledad Cabris Yarrus who they divorced in 2014 after seven years of marriage.
Edinson Cavani Kids
With his first wife, they share two sons, Bautista Cavani and Lucas Cavani. After the divorce, he sired a daughter with his current girlfriend.
His career started in Montevideo in a club called Danubio. As a result of his good performance at the 2007 South American Youth Championship that caught the eyes of Palermo chairman, Maurizio Zamparini led to him being signed by Palermo. Before being signed by the club other bigger clubs, such as Juventus and Milan were interested in him but the Palermo chairman announced he had already signed Cavani. The announcement of his signing was announced on 29th January 2007. Cavani was signed in a transfer fee worth €4.475 million which was confirmed on 31 January.
Cavani made his first debut for Palermo on 11th March 2007. In addition, he also scored his first goal on his first debut which helped Palermo equalize against Fiorentina. In the second season, he was in a tight position as he found himself fighting for a place in the first team with Fabrizio Miccoli and Amauri. However, after Amauri left for Juventus he established himself in the Palermo starting lineup. Moreover, during the 2008-09 season, they formed a spectacular striking duo with Fabrizio which was dubbed as “El Matador” and managed to score 14 goals in that season. Cavani managed to retain his place in the 2009-10 season with new manager Walter Zenga. Before he was sent to Napoli on loan he had become an important pillar in Palermo. With Palermo, he scored 37 goals in 110 appearances.
Move to Napoli
In April 2010, he signed a four-year contract with Palermo which was supposed to expire in June 2014. However, three months later he signed with Napoli but on a loan worth €5 million. In addition, the contract had an option of outright buy of €12 million making a total of €17 million.
Cavani made his first debut for Napoli in the UEFA Europa League in a match against Elfsborg. As usual, he scored two goals on his first debut helping Napoli to qualifier for the main tournament. Cavani started his Serie term with Napoli, where he scored a controversial goal seven minutes after the game started.
At the end of the 2010-11 season, he received a red card and Napoli had only two games remaining. With him on the bench for two games it meant he will not retain his position as Serie A top scorer as Antonio Di Natale surpassed him with 26 goals. In addition, it was his last season as his contract with Napoli was expiring at the end of that season.
Cavani managed to sign a new five-year contract with Napoli before the start of the 2011-12 season. In the opening of the 2011-12 season, he scored his first goal in the first Napoli game in the Champions League campaign against Manchester City. Four days later he scored his first hat-trick in that season. Furthermore, during the 2011-12 Coppa Italia tournament Cavani finished as the top scorer with five goals.
At the end of the 2012-13 season, there were reports that Cavani was going to leave Napoli to either join Chelsea, Manchester City, PSG, or Real Madrid. However, according to Cavani, he said if there were better offers he was going to discuss with Napoli’s president. Moreover, he also declared that he was not ready to leave Napoli. He finished the season as Serie A top scorer with 29 goals followed by Antonio Di Natale with 23 goals. Before moving to PSG he had scored a total of 104 goals in 138 appearances.
Move to Paris Saint-Germain
Despite declaring he was not ready to Leave Napoli not unless he was offered a good deal, on 16th July 2013 Cavani moved to PSG, the French champions club in a five years contract. The transfer fee was reported to be around €64 million, the fee became the sixth-largest transfer in history. Moreover, the fee made Cavani the record signing player in French football history, after surpassing Radamel Falcao’s fee of €60 million after moving to Monaco.
Cavani made his debut for PSG on 9th August 2013, as a substitute coming in the 72nd minute. Nine days later he started the game and also scored his first goal for the club. In addition, he scored his first Champions League goal on 17th September in their European season opener against Olympiacos. Cavani has been always a scorer and every time he gets a chance he doesn’t waste it. At the end of the group stage, he had scored 4 goals in five games as PSG qualified with a 100% win record. At the end of the 2013-14 season, he had scored 25 games in 43 games.
On May 21, 2015, he helped PSG win Ligue 1- Coupe de France- Coupe de la Ligue for the second time consecutively. This was after he scored the third goal in a 4-2 win against Marseille in the 2016 Coupe de France Finals. Moreover, during the 2016-17 season, he scored a penalty on 30th November bringing him to a tally of 14 goals in 14 matches.
In addition, he also became the fourth in the history of PSG to score 100 competitive goals for the club. In addition, he was also named as the Ligue 1 Player of the Year before the start of the 2017-18 season having scored 35 goals. After almost seven years with PSG on 13th June, PSG’ssporting director Leonardo disclosed that Cavani was going to leave PSG at the end of the Champions League campaign in August 2020. At PSG he appeared in 301 games and scored 200 goals finishing as PSG all-time’s top-scorer.
Moving to Manchester United
Cavani joined Manchester United on October 5th, 2020 signing a one-year contract, however, the transfer fee has not been disclosed until now. Moreover, the contract also had an option to extend for another year. When he joined he was given the prestigious No. 7 shirt, however, after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo in 2021 he agreed to switch to the No. 21 shirt.
After joining Manchester, he made his first debut in Premier League on 24th October, though he was on the bench. In addition, he scored his first Premier Lague for Manchester United on On 7 November. Twenty days later, he scored twice in a 3-2 win against Southampton. After his contract expired at the end of the 2020-21 season, on 10th May 2021, he officially extended his contract for another year as per his contract. With Manchester, he has only appeared 43 times and he has scored 17 goals.
How Much Does Edinson Cavani Earn?
He is one of the highest-paid players in the world earning a sum of £250,000 per Week.
Edinson Cavani Net Worth
Cavani has not yet disclosed his net worth but being of the highest-paid players his net worth is estimated to be around $40milion.