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Personal information
Full name Ederson Honorato Campos
Date of birth January 13, 1986 (1986-01-13) (age 24)
Place of birth    Parapuã, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder and Winger
Club information
Current club Lyon
Number 10
Youth career
2002–2003 RS Futebol
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
RS Futebol
OGC Nice
00 0(0)
03 0(0)
91 (16)
45 0(6)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 19:58, 30 July 2009 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Ederson Honorato Campos (born January 13, 1986 in Parapua), more commonly known as Ederson, is a Brazilian football midfielder, currently playing for French club Olympique Lyonnais in Ligue 1.




Early career

Ederson began his footballing career playing on the streets of São Paulo. When he was 16, he joined Brazilian second tier club RS Futebol. After a year of obscurity, Ederson joined top division side Juventude, who, at the time, was managed by Ricardo Gomes, who would go on manage top French clubs Bordeaux and Monaco. Ederson flourished at Juventude. His performances earned him a call up to the Brazil under-17 team, whom he helped win the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Cup held in Finland.

Move to Europe

Like most Brazilian footballers, Ederson's idealed destination was Europe, where he believed he could further his development. In January 2005, Ederson agreed to join French club OGC Nice, initially as a loan, after being approached by then-Nice manager Gernot Rohr who scouted the player through videotapes. He made his league debut on February 5, 2005 in a match against Metz coming on as a substitute in the 72nd minute.[1]On just his third appearance with the club, he scored his first goal in the 66th minute on an extroadinary shot from almost 45 meters out against nearby rivals Monaco.[2] The goal turned out to the game winner as Nice won the match 2–1.[3]

The following season, Ederson was handed the number 10 shirt, but was limited to mostly substitute appearances. He still managed to score two goals in 20 appearances. The 2006–07 season effectively brought Ederson into the limelight as he made a career-high 30 appearances and scored 6 goals, including a game winning penalty in the 90th minute against Marseille[4] and a brace against Bordeaux[5], though Nice finished in 16th position. Still, his dazzling performances caught the eye of several big clubs, notably Real Madrid, Manchester United[6], Juventus, and Lazio[7], to name a few.

Final season at Nice and Lyon

Ederson's final season at Nice was his best starting all 36 matches he appeared in and scored 7 goals. In January 2008, Ederson and Nice agreed to a move to French champions Olympique Lyonnais for a fee of €14 million with Nice likely to receive another million euros based on incentives. He allegedly snubbed European heavyweights Manchester United and Real Madrid, according to Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas.[8]As per the agreement, Ederson was allowed to finished the 2007–08 season with Nice scoring his 6th and 7th goal on the last two match days of the season.

He officially joined Lyon in June 2008 along with Nice teammate Hugo Lloris. Considered a perfect replacement for the aging Juninho, he was given the number 7 shirt and made his debut on the opening day of the season in a 3–0 victory over Toulouse coming on as a substitute in the 74th minute.[9]He scored his first goal for Lyon on a penalty kick against Le Havre on September 20, 2008. It was the only goal of the match.[10]In January 2009, he scored in back to back matches against Lorient on another penalty kick and Grenoble. He appeared in all eight of Lyon's UEFA Champions League matches and has been one of Lyon's more consistent players despite playing the majority of matches in the unfamiliar winger position, whilst at Nice, he operated mainly as an attacking midfielder.

International career

As mentioned, Ederson was apart of the Brazil under-17 team that won the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Cup. However, Ederson has yet to be capped by the Seleção. Under residency rules, Ederson will be able to apply for French citizenship in a few months, thus making him eligible for the French national team. Ederson has stated that he has entertained the idea, but hasn't really made a decision regarding the switching of allegiances.[11]



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