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Ederson Santana de Moraes

Ederson’s full name is Ederson Santana de Moraes while he is popularly known as just Ederson. He hails from Brazil, the country with the most World Cup wins. The brazilian professional footballer plays as a goalkeeper for premier league club Manchester City and the Brazilian national team. The 29 years old footballer began his career at Sao Paulo in 2008 at the age of 15 only. 1 year later he joined Portuguese side Benfica where he spent two seasons. In 2012, he transferred from Ribeirão to Primeira Liga side Rio Ave. Three years later, he rejoined Benfica in 2015 and was assigned to the reserves. Then, for the 2017-18 season, he joined Manchester City and became the most expensive goalkeeper of  all time. 

Early life of Ederson Moraes

Born in Brazil, Ederson comes from a poor family background. His upbringing was financially tough in Brazil. Due to poverty, his parents couldn’t give him much facilities but football changed his luck. Since he started growing as a football child, everyone including his coaches called him The Bull. He developed undefeated football skills and a miracle happened when he shot the ball to an exceptional distance. These abilities added to his fortune and a call from Europe came. It was the offer to join Benfica as a goalkeeper. Since then, he went on to achieve more success day by day. Starting his career at very young age his childhood was all about the football. 


Ederson was born on 17 august 1993 in Osasco, São Paulo, Brazil. The player is a Christian who is popularly known as just Ederson while his full name is Ederson Santana de Moraes. He has also acquired the citizenship of Portugal in 2016. The 1.88 m tall footballer is non vegetarian and his hobbies are watching movies and riding horses. The Brazilian was born to Joelma Moraes (mother) and Antonis Moraes (father). The professional footballer started his football journey with the young set up of his local club, São Paulo FC. Ederson also has an endorsement deal with Nike due to which he is required to wear Nike footwear and gloves in his football matches. 

Ederson’s Love Life

Countless female football fans have a crush on Ederson regardless of his age, gender, religion or anything else. But unfortunately, the Brazilian star is married and happy with his wife. The goalkeeper has been married to beautiful Lais for more than 7 years. His gorgeous wife Lais moved with him from Lisbon to Manchester after the goalkeeper signed a contract with Manchester City and joined the Club.

Ederson’s relationship with Lais

As we already told you that Ederson is married and no longer a bachelor. He has a successful and healthy relationship with Lais Moraes, his wife. Yes, the football star first met his sweet wife at the age of 20 in 2013 and then they started dating. The couple managed to keep their relationship hidden from fans and media for a long time. Then in 2014, they tied a knot in a small wedding ceremony and finally the Brazilian footballer and Portuguese beauty, Lais became an officially married couple. As soon as their relationship came into the eyes of the public, Lais received a huge number of fan following and got famous on social media as well. She is an active user on Instagram with over 44.1k followers and usually posts pictures of their children and whole family of five. 

Meet Lais Moraes, Wife of Ederson

Lais Moraes is the wife of Ederson who got fame and celebrity wife status after marrying him. Lais doesn’t like to make public appearances much and keeps her life private. Born on December 1 in Vila De Conde, Portugal, Lais has the nationality of Portugal. Her birth year is still unknown but her birth place is believed to be Portugal. She spent most of her childhood and early adulthood in Portugal. Her education is also believed to be completed in the local institutions of Portugal. 

Ederson’s soulmate Lais’s Career

As most of her personal and professional life facts have been a secret, very little is known about her career as well. She never disclosed anything about her career herself but we assume by observing her Instagram profile and posts that she is a devoted, caring and loving wife and a responsible mother.  She shares three children with the footballer Ederson Moraes whom she shares most of her time with. She also takes care of their home and manages the household services. Due to her empathic personality, compassionate and caring nature, she is loved by Ederson’s fans as well. Apart from just being the superstar’s wife, she is also a very supportive partner. She went to cheer for Ederson during the several games. Lais also attends a lot of matches at the Etihad stadium. 

Ederson’s Children

City goalkeeper Ederson shares three children with his wife Lais Moraes whom he married in 2014 at the age of 21 only. After three years of marriage, the footballer became a father for the first time at the very young age of 24. In 2017, they welcomed their first child who is a daughter named Yasmin Moraes. A year after celebrating the coming of their first child, they became parents to another little baby. In 2018, they welcomed their second child who is a boy named Henrique. Two years later, the couple celebrated the arrival of the youngest child of the family, a daughter named Laura Moraes.

Yasmin Moraes

Yasmin Moraes is the eldest of the children of Ederson Moraes and Lais Moraes. She was born on July 6, 2017 four years after her parents’ marriage. She is currently five years old and has two younger siblings. Due to her young age, she is not familiar with the fame and popularity her father enjoys. It is clear from the pictures on Ederson’s Instagram that he loves to celebrate her birthday. He is a very loving, caring and responsible father. Yasmin is just one year older than the only son of the family. 

Henrique Moraes

Henrique Moraes is the second child of Ederson after Yasmin Moraes. He was born on March 13, 2018 , one year after her older sister was welcomed. Lais gave birth to his first son after getting pregnant for the second time. He is the only son of the family and Ederson and Lais became parents for the second time. 

Laura Moraes

Here comes the youngest child of Ederson’s family. On January 17, 2020, Lais gave birth to their second daughter, Laura Moraes. She is the youngest daughter of Ederson and currently she is just two years old. Little Laura is the life of the couple. The couple loves their children a lot and likes to spend time with them. 

Does he have tattoos?

If you have seen Ederson with even a little focused eyes, you must be knowing if he has any tattoos on his body. Well, the City player doesn’t not have one, two or three tattoos on his body but has a bunch of it. The most striking tattoo is probably the skull Island and a rose just beneath his right year. Another interesting fact a tattoo reveals about him is that he is very religious. You can see a tattoo on his chest that reads “I belong to God” with a little dove underneath it. Other than this, the most expensive goalkeeper also has a bright red coloured Ferrari which he drives to shopping sometimes as well. 

Ederson: Professional Career

Ederson began his football career with the local club Sao Paulo FC in 2008 and played one season with them. At that time, he was only 15 years old. Then, he joined Portuguese Benfica at the age of 16 where he spent two years serving as a junior. In 2011, he left Benfica to be a part of second division side Ribeirao. A year later in 2012, the footballer joined Primeira Liga side Rio Ave and signed a contract with them as well. Following his brilliant performances he signed another  contract with the club that would last until 2014. 

In 2015, he again joined Benfica in Portugal. In July 2015, he signed an official five-year contract with the club which was worth €500,000. The Brazilian first played some matches in the Segunda Liga with the reserve team. Ederson also played in Taca da Liga with the main squad before playing on March 5, 2016 against local rivals. Ederson experienced several events during his time with these smaller clubs. He sharpened his skills and became one of the most well-known goalkeepers after becoming a part of Manchester City.

On 1 June 2017, an announcement was made by club Benfica in which they claimed that Ederson had joined Premier League club Manchester City for €35 million. This transfer proved to be a miracle for him as he became the second most expensive goalkeeper of all time. Currently, he is the fourth most expensive goalkeeper on the planet after Gianluigi Buffon. Ederson’s transfer was the largest fee a club had ever paid for a Benfica player. Immediately after joining Manchester City, Ederson became the first choice of the team’s manager, Pep Guardiola. 

International Career

Ederson was named in Brazil’s squad for Copa America Centenario but was sent off in the finals due to physical injury. His debut in the Brazil National team came in a win over Chile 3-1 in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in 2017. In 2018, he was selected to be a part of Tite’s final 23-man squad for the World Cup held in Russia. In 2019, he became a part of Brazil’s 23-man squad for 2019 Copa America. In June 2021, he made his major debut for Brazil starting a clean sheet in 4-0 victory over Peru at the 2021 Copa America. 

How much does the footballer earn?

Everyone is aware of the fact that Ederson played for Brazil for a very long time and it’s only been three years since he is playing in Europe. Since he joined Manchester City, he has become the most expensive goalkeeper in the world. Since he was named in that list, everyone is curious to know his salary or income. So, let us tell you the truth. At present, he is making €3.7 million every year at Premier League club Manchester City. His total net worth is estimated to be around $14 million. In today’s time, he stands at fourth place in the list of most expensive goalkeepers. He is one of the youngest goalkeepers on the planet presently. Any Club would be ready to give bigger and bigger amounts just to take him into their team. His current market value is roughly estimated to be around €85 million. Currently, he has an endorsement deal with Puma and the Cacau show. 

Some unknown facts about Ederson Moraes

The Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Manchester City under management of Pep Guardiola has a lot of secrets that are yet to be known publicly. There are some unknown facts about him of which only a few people are aware of. If you’re not one of them, it’s time for you to be one.

  • Since Ederson started playing for Manchester City and moved to England, he has been in very good form. Currently, he has ten trophies of England solely; 4 English league cups, 3 EPL cups, 1FA Cups and 2 Community Shield Cups. 
  • The player holds citizenship/nationality of two countries. He was born and grew up in Brazil, so he has the nationality of Brazil while he moved to Portugal in his early career to play for Benfica and acquired citizenship of Portugal. 
  • More interestingly, the surprising fact about him is that he is a left footed person. It is difficult to believe because he is such an amazing goalkeeper. Only a few people on the earth have such strength in their left leg and he is one of them. 
  • Ederson’s goalkeeping skills have got him some amazing nicknames. During his childhood when he started playing football, his coaches and friends called him The Bull. While his teammates and acquisitions refer to him as Brick Wall.
  • It is clearly known that the goalie had his first encounter with Bernardo Silver in Manchester City where he is his teammate. But how would you react if someone tells you it’s not the truth? Yes. They had already played together at the youth level for Portuguese club Benfica. 
  • Ederson did something that Everyone cannot do. He actually never turned his back on his creator. In his early age he played with club Osasco, where his heart lives. He donated €10,000 to help the club paying its debts. 

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