He emerged from anonymity after scoring the goal that gave Portugal the win.
Nobody knew his name or who he was, or what position he played. Even, as he himself claims was overcoming a big depression. Until the 109th minute of extra time of the final match of Euro 2016 in Paris. Portugal, dreamed of making history and thanks to Éder got it. Éderzito António Macedo Lopes, better known as Éder, is European champion with the Portugal Soccer Team. He scored the goal that put Portugal up on France in the final match of Euro 2016.
Eder is a player worthy of imitation for his perseverance.
The score was an award for his continuous effort.
Éder was born in Guinea-Bissau, and obtained Portuguese nationality. Under the shadow of giants like Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Quaresma, it was not easy to stand out in the Portugal National Team. At the Euro cup, he only played during thirteen minutes against Iceland and Austria but destiny had prepared the biggest success of his career.
Éder is considered by experts as a powerful striker, without much technique, who appeared at the right time to deliver the European Cup to Portugal when seemed harder to have it. While Éder shares the limelight with Cristiano Ronaldo after the Euro final, thanked his psychologist Susana Torres, who helped him overcome depression.
“Cristiano Ronaldo told me I would be scoring the winning goal. He gave me strength and positive energy.
1. SMALL ISLAND
Where Éder was born, the island of Guinea-Bissau, has only 2,000 residents.
Although Éder came on to play in overtime, he had a lot of confidence in himself, and scored the most important goal of the whole history of Portugal.
Éder’s goal has made the biggest teams in Europe become interested in signing him.
AS YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN HIM
WHO IS HE
Name: Éderzito António Macedo Lopes
Nationality: Guinean and Portuguese
Birthday: December 22
Height: 6 ft 2 inches
TEAMS HE PLAYED FOR
Oliveira do Hospital