Edinson Cavani is a Uruguayan striker nicknamed "El Matador". One of the central figures of the French "PSG". Multiple champion of France and winner of various cups in the Paris club.
The future star of Uruguayan football was born in the winter of 1987 in the city of Salto. Also from Salto and another, no less stellar Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez. Edinson's grandfather moved to Uruguay from Italy. Cavani's father is a professional footballer and has played several matches for the national team. Cavani has two brothers who also followed in his father's footsteps.
Until 2005, the future striker played in various youth teams in his hometown of Salto. The last Edinson's youth cube was the Danubio team. It was this team that became the first professional in Cavani's career. The forward played in Danubio until 2007.
In the winter of 2007, the leading clubs of Italy became interested in the striker, but Cavani chose the middle peasant Sicilian "Palermo". In the spring of the same year, Edinson made his debut for Palermo in the national championship, and immediately scored his debut goal, leveling the score in the match. Six months later, the striker re-signed his contract with Palermo, having achieved better conditions. Edinson stayed at Palermo until the summer of 2010, played 109 matches for the team and scored 34 shots. In 2010, the Uruguayan moved to Napoli on loan.
He made his debut for the Neapolitans in the Europa League match. The management of "Napoli" was satisfied with the game of Cavani, and at the end of the season a full agreement was signed with him. In the 2011/2012 season, Edinson continued to churn out goals. Together with the team, the striker won the Italian Cup. In the 2012/2013 season, the Uruguayan became the best sniper in the Italian Championship.
Many leading teams in the world were interested in Cavani's transfer, such as Real Madrid, Chelsea London, but the striker chose France, the wealthy PSG. As part of PSG, Cavani has become one of the key players. In the summer, other attacking players such as Neymar and Mbappé moved to PSG, but the Uruguayan did not get lost and continued to churn out goals. In the camp of the Parisians, the striker has won all the domestic trophies, but the Champions League has not yet submitted. In 2018, Edinson became the highest scoring forward in the history of the Parisian club.
Uruguay national team
In the camp of the national team, the famous footballer had 105 matches and scored a goal 45 times. In 2011, with his national team, he became the winner of the Copa America, the most important football tournament for national teams in South and North America.
Edinson was married to his childhood love, but divorced. Rumor has it that Cavani cheated on his wife. The attacker has two sons. During the years of playing for "Napoli", in honor of the footballer, the pizza was named "Cavani - Matador". Edinson calls another Latin American striker Gabriel Omar Batistuta as his childhood idol.