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Name Ederson
Gender Male
Ethnic Brazilian
Job Brazilian Footballer
Desc Manchester City made Ederson the second-most expensive goalkeeper of all time when they signed the Brazilian as a replacement for Bravo in the summer of 2017. The move paid instant dividends, though, as Ederson starred in a watertight City team that romped to the Premier League title.

Affiliation

Org Brazil National Team
Club as Player Manchester City
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2019 09 07 Retrieve

[Ederson backs fellow Brazil team-mate Alisson to win the award] I think the three of us were the best, but I see Alisson one step ahead. He was great in the Premier League, won the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and had a great Copa America as well. So I think whoever wins will be deserving and I’m happy for two Brazilian goalkeepers to reach this level

2019 12 26 Retrieve

[Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson insists his rivalry with Liverpool counterpart Alisson exists only on the pitch] I think it’s a good sign for all the goalkeepers in Brazil and for the country. You look at Europe and you find two great goalkeepers playing at a high level in two of the best clubs. I have a good relationship, not only with Alisson, but also with Roberto Firmino and Fabinho. When we have a day off on the same day, we sometimes gather, we have a barbecue. It’s difficult with our routine and the amount of games to have the same day off, but we have done it a few times before. Our rivalry is only on the pitch

[The reigning champions are 11 points worse off than the Reds after playing a game more this time around] We know the gap is big, but we need to carry on with our job. We need to keep giving our best on the pitch, trying to win game by game. We know it’s going to be very difficult. Liverpool are having a great season, but in football anything can happen. We need to be ready for any outcome

2020 01 24 Retrieve

[Is Man City goalkeeper Ederson the answer to Pep’s penalty problem?] I’m good at penalties, either using power or technique when I’m shooting. If Pep asks me to take it, I’m there. Hopefully, it will happen. I’d like to score

2020 04 21 Retrieve

[Man City star Ederson inspired by Rogerio Ceni] Rogerio Ceni has always been my inspiration. When I started to play in school, I didn’t have an idol as such, I didn’t really like football in my nursery days. I used to go three times a week due to my brother’s influence and also because our friends used to go as well. So, I began to attend and started playing and after that I moved to the goal and from the moment that I started playing as a goalkeeper, I started following Rogerio Ceni. From that moment onwards, he became my inspiration and idol

It was a huge sacrifice; I remember training in Sao Paulo in the mornings. My father used to wake up at 5am to go to work and we’d leave the house at the same time, so I could go to the training sessions. I needed to get two buses, followed by the club’s bus and the same thing on the way back. Sometimes I wouldn’t even have time for lunch because I needed to go straight to school. This is what my routine looked like: training-school or school-training. I’d come back from school just to have dinner and go to sleep because the next day I had to do it all over again

2020 06 22 Retrieve

[Ederson insists that taking risks is something that is expected of him under Guardiola] The role of a goalkeeper in Pep’s team is like the 11th outfield player on the pitch, in terms of the build-up, the pressing. I think it’s more difficult. There is a bigger responsibility because you can’t afford to make any mistakes. If you do, it probably ends in an opposition goal. Pep is a great manager who sees football in another way. He lives football and breathes football. The way he thinks about the game is completely different to other managers. He has helped me a lot, but not only me, the rest of my team-mates too. You can tell he implanted a style of play in all of us and in the club, so we don’t need much time to practice our football style because we have been playing it for a long time now

[Ederson has been compared to Barcelona legend Ronald Koeman in terms of his ball-playing ability from the back, something that the former Benfica stopper believes comes naturally to him] I don’t practice it that much, maybe two or three times a week. It’s a natural skill that I have, to hit long balls, so I don’t need to practice it every day. I think futsal helped me a lot when I was 11 or 12 years old. It helped me to think quicker and look for the passing lines. I think I managed to move those lessons to 11-a-side.

[Ederson has previously suggested that he is interested in playing outfield in the future] When I play with my friends, I always play as a midfielder. I could do it, but not here at City. We already have lots of good midfielders in the team. It’s only jokes, but if one day there is an opportunity, who knows?