Ederson is a goalkeeper known for his abilities both under the crossbar and also outside the box, and this Sunday, the keeper showcased his outfield abilities again with two goals to his name in a charity match in his home country.
The 25-year old has a history of turning into an outfield player time to time. Remembered for providing assists for City starmen Sergio Agüero and Raheem Sterling, Ederson once went up the field and even exchanged three passes in the center half.
“Ederson could be a holding midfielder”: City teammate Bernardo Silva once hailed his colleague.
The Brazil international, wearing a no. 10 jersey, scored a double in the friendly at his hometown Osasco, first came from a penalty shoot, and the second where he just obliterated the opponent keeper with his crazy footwork.
Enjoy the second goal in the video below-
Ederson and Jesus played in a little friendly, where Ederson played in midfield throughout the game
This was one of his goals pic.twitter.com/UwA17I9ivi
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The former Benfica man joined the citizens back in 2017 for a record £35 million, who once told that goalkeeping is not how he started his career in football.
“I started playing as a full-back, but it’s hard to chase quick forwards, especially for me as I’m not particularly quick,” Ederson said in an interview with The Telegraph.
“I asked my manager if I could switch my position to the goal. When I did my first training session, it was love at first sight. I liked it since minute one and then my career as a goalkeeper started. But I think my footwork is influenced from having started as a full-back. Also I played futsal and that helped me a lot.
“I used to play as a ‘goleiro-linha’, it’s a goalkeeper that plays a lot with his feet. So we used to attack with five players and defend with five players. From that period, I had my shooting skills and good footwork.”
Manchester City will face Hong Kong Premier League side Kitchee SC in a friendly at the Hong Kong Stadium today.