Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Edinson Cavani

Edinson Roberto Cavani Gómez(born 14 February 1987 in Salto, Uruguay) is a Uruguayan footballer with Italian origins. He currently plays as a striker for Serie A club Napoli. Cavani is nicknamed "El Matador" for his commanding presence.Cavani moved to Montevideo when he was 12 years old, and came through the youth system at Danubio F.C. to make his debut for the first team in 2006. He was part of the Apertura 2006 championship winning squad, scoring nine goals in his debut season.

Edinson Cavani Trophy

Edinson Cavani Pose

In July 2010, Cavani signed a contract with Palermo's Serie A rivals Napoli. Cavani scored twice in his first start, as Napoli beat Elfsborg in the Europa League 2-0 and qualified for the main tournament. He then started his Napoli Serie A in spectacular fashion, scoring a controversial goal on Fiorentina after just seven minutes, with replays showing the ball hardly crossing the line. Cavani also scored on his home debut against Bari, before adding a late winner against Sampdoria, meaning he had scored in his first four competitive matches with Napoli. On 26 September 2010, Cavani came on as a late replacement with 30 minutes left in a game against Cesena which Napoli were losing 1-0. After assisting the equalizing goal, he went on to score two more, with the final score 4-1. That meant Cavani shared the lead as top scorer for the entire series with Samuel Eto'o. On 15 December 2010, Cavani netted a 90+2 minute goal against FC Steaua Bucureşti to help his team to a 1-0 win and progress beyond the group stage of the UEFA Europa League. In the first match, which was held on Romanian soil, he had scored an equalizing goal in the 90+7 minute. On 09 January 2011, Cavani scored a hat-trick during a 3-0 win over Juventus, the third goal coming by way of a scorpion kick.On January 30, Cavani scored another hat-trick, this time in a 4-0 win over UC Sampdoria.Cavani continued his fine form scoring a brace against AS Roma, the final score was 2-0. On 20 March 2011, Cavani scored a brace against Cagliari, in a 2-1 win. This win kept them within three points of leaders A.C. Milan with eight games left. On 03 April 2011, Cavani scored yet another hat trick in a 4-3 comeback win over Lazio having been 2-0 and 3-2 down during the game. He also became the highest league goalscorer in a single season in Napoli's history, netting 25 goals in Serie A.On May 26, in an away 1-2 loss against Lecce he received a red card for having two booked offenses. He sarcastically applauded the referee after the decision and was handed a 2-match ban for the action.As Napoli only had 2 more games of the season, it meant that his season was over and that he wouldn't be able to regain his top position in the Serie A scoring charts, as Antonio Di Natale had surpassed him, and he ended the season with 26 goals. On May 21 he was signed by Napoli on a longterm contract to stay until 2016 which has seemingly quashed all transfer rumours regarding him since.

Edinson Cavani Looks so Handsome

Edinson Cavani 2011 Goals and Skills

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