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Edinson Cavani is a Uruguayan soccer player who was most recently a striker for Manchester United. He had previously played for Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain, as well as Danubio and Palermo.
Cavani moved to Manchester United at the beginning of the 2020/21 season. He stayed for two seasons and became a free agent in the summer of 2022.
Move to Man United
The merits of Manchester United's decision to sign Cavani have been questioned in some quarters, with Arsenal legend Ian Wright among them. He said: "When you look back, you can go as far back as Henrik Larsson, they bring in that kind of maverick forward just to kind of plug gaps.
"You've got Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Radamel Falcao, now they've got Ighalo even and Cavani.
"When are they going to get it? Because they've got Cavani, but why didn’t they get Erling Haaland? Or Jadon Sancho?"
Success at Paris Saint-Germain
Cavani signed for PSG straight off the back of being the top scorer in Italy's Serie A during the 2012/13 season. That campaign saw him net 29 times for Napoli, beating Antonio Di Natale to the top scorer's prize by six goals.
In 2017, Neymar signed for PSG for an unprecedented €222million. Cavani's status as the star of the team was under threat, but he kept performing admirably despite reports of tension between the two players. PSG also signed Mbappe on loan in a deal from Monaco which would later become permanent.
Cavani scored his 157th goal for PSG in January 2018 in a 4-0 win over Montpellier, surpassing Zlatan Ibrahimovic's club record goal tally.
He scored 28 league goals in 2017/18 and then a further 18 in 2018/19. However, Cavani only scored four goals in 14 appearances in 2019/20, his final season at the club. He left alongside fellow long-serving team-mate Thiago Silva at the end of the campaign.
Edinson Cavani and Uruguay
Cavani has been one of the most important national team players in the modern era for Uruguay.
He scored an impressive goal on his debut, a 2-2 draw with Colombia on February 6, 2008. Having made the squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Cavani assisted Luis Suarez in a 1-0 group stage win over Mexico and netted in a 3-2 defeat to Germany in the third-place play-off.
In 2011, Cavani was part of the Uruguay side which won the Copa America. He went on to perform consistently for Oscar Tabarez's side over the next decade, scoring more than 50 times for his country.
In 2015, Cavani was involved in a controversial incident in Uruguay's Copa America quarter-final against Chile, flicking the face of Gonzalo Jara in retaliation after his buttocks were poked and receiving a red card.
Cavani has two sons with ex-wife Maria Soledad Cabris Yarrus. In 2019, he had a daughter with girlfriend Jocelyn Burgardt.
Cavani idolised Argentina's Gabriel Batistuta as a child. Speaking to FIFA.com, he said: "Batistuta wasn’t a typical striker. A powerful footballer who was incredibly effective in front of goal. I always tried to copy him. I still do, a little bit."
Edinson Cavani's net worth
Cavani's precise net worth is unclear. However, in 2018, Forbes listed him as number 20 on their World's Highest-Paid Soccer Players list. According to Forbes, Cavani brought in earnings of $19.5million.