Edinson Cavani



Born in Salto, Uruguay on 14 February 1987, Edinson Roberto Cavani Gómez, usually known more simply as Edinson Cavani, has emerged as one of the top strikers in the world since moving to Europe in 2007. A prolific goalscorer, he is known for his energetic displays, as well as his ability to score spectacular goals.

A product of Danubio FC's youth academy, Cavani made his debut for the senior side as a teenager in 2005. He went on to score 12 goals in 30 appearances for the team, but after impressing in the 2007 South American Youth Championship in January, he attracted attention from several teams in Serie A. At the end of the month, Palermo announced that they had signed the striker for a fee of around €5 million.

During three-and-a-half years with Palermo, Cavani further cemented his r...

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