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Date of Birth: September 19th 1982
Birthplace: Mirandela, Portugal
Club: Braga (on loan from Genoa)
Brief Bio: Goalkeeper Eduardo’s fine displays for Braga in the 2009/10 campaign earned him his country’s No. 1 jersey for the World Cup in South Africa, where he managed to keep clean sheets in all three of Portugal’s group games before conceding a solitary and damaging goal to David Villa in the second round. Eduardo’s displays earned him a move to Serie A side Genoa, but he’s now back in his homeland.
Quick-Hit Fact: Eduardo was a key player in the first-ever Portuguese League Cup final in 2008 where, on loan at Vitoria Setubal from Braga, he kept a clean sheet and saved three Sporting Lisbon penalties in the shootout as Vitoria caused a shock.
Quick-Hit Stat: In conceding just one goal at the 2010 World Cup finals, Eduardo ensured that Portugal joined Switzerland as the teams with the best defensive record at the tournament, with each team conceding just one strike.