Cédric
2
Defender
Cédric
POR Portuguese
2019/20 Key Performance Stats Last updated 08 Dec 2019
Games Played
9
Minutes played
751
Games Started
9
Goals
1
Crosses
8
Assists
0
Chances
created
6
Tackle win ratio
70%
Tackles
won
14
Total
tackles
20
 Cédric

Cédric Feed

Cédric Saints History

Last updated 08 Dec 2019
Total matches
124
Emirates FA Cup
6
Carabao Cup
7
Premier League
111
Goals
3
Seasons
5
Saints debut
30 Jul 2015
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Season Appearances Emirates FA Cup Carabao Cup Premier League Goals
2019/20 9 0 2 7 1
2018/2019 22 2 2 18 1
2017/2018 36 4 0 32 1
2016/2017 33 0 3 30 0
2015/2016 24 0 0 24 0

Cédric Season Stats

League Only
Last updated 08 Dec 2019

General

Games Played
7
9
Minutes played
571
751
Games Started
7
9
Subs on/off
0
0

Defence

Clearances
16
19
Blocks
2
4
Interceptions
10
12
Tackles won
11 / 15
14 / 20
Duels won
19 / 42
29 / 57
Aerial duels won
/ 15
/ 20

Distribution

Passes Completed
172 / 237
225 / 315
Crosses completed
/ 25
/ 30
Assists
0
0
Chances created
5
6

Attack

Goals
0
1
Total shots
2
3
Shots on target
1
2
Mins per goal
0
751
Conversion rate
0%
33%
Inside box
0
1
Outside
box
0
0
Set
pieces
0
0
Header
0
0
Other
0
0
Left foot
0
0
Right foot
0
1

Discipline

Fouls awarded
1
3
Fouls conceded
2
3
Yellow cards
0
0
Red cards
0
0

Cédric Biography

Last updated 04 Nov 2019
Nationality
Portuguese
Age
28
Height
172 cm
Weight
67 kg
Saints debut
30 Jul 2015

Former clubs: Sporting CP, Académica, Sporting B

Early years

Cédric was born in the German town of Singen, to a Portuguese couple who had met while both living in the country, on 31st August 1991.

Aged two, Cédric’s parents relocated to Portugal, moving to Montijo, just outside Lisbon. At the age of eight, he followed brother Kevin – three years his senior – into the youth teams of Sporting CP.

Soares made his club debut at the age of 19, starting in a 3-1 defeat to Belgian side Gent in the UEFA Europa League in November 2010.

After a further European appearance and one more in the Taça da Liga (league cup), his league debut arrived in May 2011 with a start in a home defeat to Vitória Setúbal.

Soares began the 2011/12 season on loan with another Primeira Liga side, Académica de Coimbra. He would play regularly, making 24 starts in the league plus five more in the Taça de Portugal – the last of which came in a 1-0 win over his parent club in the final.

Having represented his country at under-16, under-17, under-18 and under-19 levels, as well as playing at the 2011 FIFA Under-20 World Cup finals, Cédric made his under-21 debut in the autumn of 2011.

Sporting breakthrough

Back with Sporting for the 2012/13 campaign, Soares racked up 16 appearances plus another seven in the Europa League. He netted his first professional goal in December, grabbing the equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Nacional.

Cédric established himself in the side in 2013/14 with 31 appearances and another goal, but it was last season in which he really made his breakthrough.

2014/15 saw the right-back rack up 24 league appearances and three more in Sporting’s successful Taça de Portugal campaign, although he was sent off 15 minutes into their win over Sporting Braga in the final.

He also experienced UEFA Champions League football for the first time last season, starting five of Sporting’s six group-stage fixtures.

Cédric received his first call-up to the senior Portugal squad on 3rd October 2014 – the day José Fonte was also selected for the first time. Soares made his debut in a 2-1 defeat to France, playing the full game.

European champion

After a successful first season in England, in which he helped Saints record their highest-ever Premier League finish, the right-back played a key role in helping Portugal win UEFA EURO 2016 in France alongside José Fonte.

Upon his return, Cédric signed a new contract, extending his commitment to the club until 2020.

He would be part of the side that reached the League Cup final in February 2017, and would continue to be a regular presence in the first-team until the emergence of young right-back Yan Valery, prompting a loan move to Inter Milan for the second half of the 2018/19 campaign.

Return to Saints

Following a spell in Italy with Inter Milan, Cedric returned to St Mary’s for the start of the 2019/20 season, providing competition for on the right side in both defence and midfield.

His notable achievement of the early stages of the campaign came though his goal during the win at rivals Portsmouth at the end of September.