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Like most kids in Uruguay, he started playing football at a very young age. He started out in 5-a-side Football and at the age of 14 moved on to the big pitch, joining the junior category of the club where his father coached the first team.

At 16 he joined Danubio and in 2006 made his debut with the first team, helping the club win the Open Championship title that year by scoring one of the goals.

In 2007, after an outstanding performance for the Uruguay under-20 national team, where he was top goal scorer with 7 goals in 9 games, it was officially announced that he had signed for Palermo. He stayed at the Sicilian club for three years during which time he became a starting line-up fixture.

On 6 February 2008 he made his debut with the Uruguay national team, scoring a goal in a friendly against Colombia, and also played in the World Cup in 2010. Today he is in the team's starting line-up as number 21.

On 19 August 2010 he made his debut in the characteristic blue of Napoli. By this time, Edi was known as "THE MATADOR". During his time at Napoli, he caused a frenzy among the city's fans, who composed various songs in his honour such as "Forza Cavani Alè", by singer songwriter Alberto Caccia. A pizza was also created in his name as well as biscuits packaged in a tin bearing his image.

March 2011 was a very special month for him with the birth of his first son, Bautista.

In 2012, Napoli won the Italian Cup and he ended the season in 2013 as the top scorer in Serie A with 29 goals.

Also in March, but this time in 2013, his second son Lucas was born.

On 16 July 2013, Edi was presented as the new player at PSG, the club where he still plays today.


"It was a very humble team and their triumph caught them and everyone else by surprise".

"Before leaving for Italy and arriving in Palermo, I thought I'd disembarked in another world. When I finally set foot in Sicily, I realised I was wrong: I felt totally at home".

"I've been given so much by this city and this team: the songs they've dedicated to me, the gifts from the fans, and the affection that everyone has shown me have made this an idyllic experience, and playing in a stadium where a legend like Maradona wrote football history has been an incredible thrill".

"I want to win, I want to give everything for this team so we can reach the club's objectives".

"Faith helps us to understand that we should never feel superior to anyone in life, because we're no better and no worse than any other person".