Edinson Roberto Cavani Gomez (born 14 February 1987) is a professional footballer from Uruguay who currently plays for the Uruguay National Team and Ligue 1 Giants and European heavyweights Paris Saint Germain.
Known as the go to guy for goals, Cavani has proven to be a great goal scorer, with his goalscoring skills being evident at every single club he has played for since he kicked off his career as a professional footballer.
Without further ado, we’ll seize this means to shed more light on his career biography facts, childhood, career, net worth and personal life.
Edinson Cavani Biography
- Full Name: Edinson Roberto Cavani Gomez
- Nickname: El Matador
- Date of Birth / Age: February 14, 1987 (35 years)
- Place of Birth: Salto, Uruguay
- Nationality: Uruguayan
- Occupation: Football (Soccer) Player
- Current Club/Team: Paris Saint-Germain – Uruguay National Team
- Jersey Number: #9
- Playing Position: Striker
- Height: 6ft 0in (1.83m)
- Weight: 71kg
- Strong Foot: Right
- Parents: Luis Cavani (Father) – Berta Gomez (mother)
- Siblings: Walter Guglielmone and Christian Cavani (brothers)
- Partner/Spouse: Maria Cabris Soledad Yarrus (Divorced)
- Children: Bautista Cavani (son) – Lucas Cavani (son)
- Net Worth: $40 million USD
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Edinson Cavani Childhood/Early Life
Born February 14, 1987, on Valentine’s day, Edinson Roberto Cavani Gomez is the last of three sons born to his mother, Berta Gomez and father, Luis Cavani.
His father was a professional footballer, so it did not come as a surprise when all three of his sons decided to follow the same career path he did.
Cavani’s developed a passion for football at a very tender age, and his father was always there, giving him tips and his unconditional support to help him thrive as a footballer.
Growing up in Salto, he usually played against older opponents as a kid, and even though they roughed him up, he kept playing against them, and this made him a better street footballer.
It was not long before he started playing in the Danubio Youth Team. His great performances with Danubio got him selected to play for his country in the South American Under 20 Youth Championship.
Cavani excelled in the competition as the highest goal scorer with 7 goals in 9 matches, helping his team get to the semi final. This finally got the attention of several big clubs like Juventus, Milan and other European and South American clubs.
But it was Palermo who got his signature, paid €4.475 million in transfer fees and Cavani moved to Italy to begin his senior career.
Edinson Cavani Professional Football Career
S.S.D. Palermo (2007-2011)
On the 11th of March, Cavani made his debut for Palermo in the Series A on the 21st of March against Florentina. He came on in the 55th minute and scored the equalizer 15 minutes later.
By the 2008/2009 season, Cavani became a regular starter with the team, and he went on to score 14 goals and earned the nickname El Matador.
He helped his club get European qualification and he was given a contract extension by June 2010, tying him to the club for another 4 years.
S.S.C. Napoli (Loan 2010-2011)
Cavani couldn’t refuse when Napoli came calling and by July 2010 he signed for Napoli in an initial loan deal with an option to purchase for a total sum of €17 million.
The next match after his debut, he scored a brace against Elfsborg in the UEFA Europa League qualifier. He scored against Florentina, and in the next match against Bari and Sampdoria, scoring in his first 4 competitive matches for Napoli.
He kept up his fine form and by the end of the season, he had scored 25 league goals, 1 short of the leading goal scorer Antonio Di Natalie and he was rewarded with a 5 year contract in May 2011.
S.S.C. Napoli (2011-2013)
Cavani played in Napoli for 2 more seasons, scoring 23 league goals in the 2011/2012 campaign while also scoring in the Coppa Italia final in a 2 – 0 win against Juventus. He finished as the top scorer in the competition with 5 goals.
The 2012/2013 season saw Cavani finish with 29 league goals and finally finished as the highest goal scorer for the season. By the end of the season, there were rumours that Cavani would be leaving Napoli, with Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City all showing considerable interest.
But it was Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) who got to sign him, and he moved to France for a reported €64 million transfer fee and a 5-year contract.
Paris Saint Germain (2013-date)
Cavani settled quickly in France and scored his first goal for (PSG) an equalizer in a 1-1 draw against Ajaccio. And although he missed a month of action because of a thigh injury, he still scored 25 goals across all competition and helped PSG beat Lyon with a brace in the 2-1 win of the final of the 2014 Coupe de la Ligue.
By the 2014/2015 season, Cavani was instrumental to PSG securing all 3 domestic trophies and scoring 31 goals in all competition. 2015/2016 also saw Cavani and his teammates repeat the same feat, they won another domestic treble for the second season in a row.
On September 13, Cavani scored the fastest goal in a champions league match, just after 44 seconds, in a 1-1 draw with Arsenal. He followed that with his first ever 4 goal haul as PSG beat Caen 6 goals to nil.
By the end of the season, he was named Player of the Year after scoring 35 league goals. 2017/2018 season saw Cavani become PSG’s all time scorer with 157 goals in 229 matches as PSG won the Ligue 1 and Coupe de la Ligue titles.
Edinson Cavani Net Worth
Cavani’s net worth is currently estimated at $40 million USD. His net worth is boosted by his investments and endorsement deals with Nike and other prominent brands. as of 2019, he earns an average weekly salary of €200,000.
Edinson Cavani Personal Life
Cavani married Maria Cabris Soledad Yarrus in 2010, and they had 2 sons together Bautista who was born on the 11th of March 2011 and his younger brother Lucas, born on the 8th of March 2013. And shortly after they got divorced in the same year.
Cavani is currently dating a model who goes by the name Jocelyn Burgardt.