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Edinson Cavani

  • Position: Striker
  • Squad number: 7
  • Date of birth: 14 February, 1987 (23 years old)
  • Height: 6'0" (184cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
6 Edinson Cavani
3|3 Edinson Cavani
0 As substitute
49|38 Total Uruguay
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
7 Total Uruguay
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
1 Edinson Cavani
1 Edinson Cavani
11 Total Uruguay
9 Total Uruguay
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
3|9 Edinson Cavani
0|0 Edinson Cavani
80|95 Total Uruguay
10|2 Total Uruguay
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Uruguay games played

  1. Uruguay 0-0 France
    Friday, 11 June Match report
  2. South Africa 0-3 Uruguay
    Wednesday, 16 June Match report
  3. Mexico 0-1 Uruguay
    Tuesday, 22 June Match report
  4. Uruguay 2-1 South Korea
    Saturday, 26 June Match report
  5. Uruguay 1-1 Ghana
    Friday, 2 July Match report
  6. Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands
    Tuesday, 6 July Match report
  7. Uruguay 2-3 Germany
    Saturday, 10 July Match report

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Player profile

Known as 'El Matador', the tall, quick Palermo striker has scored 34 Serie A goals in 109 games since moving to Italy.

He scored on his Uruguay debut against Colombia in February 2008 after impressing at the South American Youth Championship the previous year, where he finished the tournament as leading goalscorer ahead of the likes of Brazil's Alexandre Pato.

Born in Salto in the south of Uruguay, Cavani moved to Montevideo at the age of 12 to join Danubio's youth team. He broke into the senior side in 2006, helping the club win the league title later that year.

He moved to Palermo in 2007 at the age of 20 and has been a regular starter since, hitting 13 goals in 34 league games this season as the club finished fifth to qualify for the Europa League.

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