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Portuguese pro player Cédric Soares is a right-back for the national team of his country, as well as for the English Premier League team Southampton as a right back.
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Soares began his sporting career at Sporting CP and has appeared in 94 official matches for the team over the duration of four seasons in Primeira Liga and has scored two goals. He then joined Southampton in the year 2015. After earning himself 72 caps in all the youth levels, Cédric debuted in senior football for his national team in the year 2014. He represented his country’s national team at the Euro 2016, and helped win the tournament.
Cédric began his youth career by joining Sporting Clube de Portugal’s youth system in 1999 when he was just eight years old. Cédric debuted in the Primeira Liga with Sporting CP, in May 2011, and started in a 0–1 loss of his team to Vitória de Setúbal. For the 2011–12 season, Soares was loaned by Sporting to Académica de Coimbra, the fellow club of top division. It was here that he played regularly during the season, and helped the team earn the Taça de Portugal title in that season. He appeared for the entire 90 minutes of the match that ended in a 1–0 triumph over Sporting.
Eventually, Cédric came back to the club based in Lisbon as a first choice for Sporting in the following years, even as several managers came to the team. In the final match of the domestic cup in May 2015, in which his team faced S.C. Braga, Soares saw the red card in the 14th minute of the match, because he conceded a penalty shot and made a foul on Djavan. However, the win went to Sporting in the shootout. In the 2014–15 season, he helped Sporting gain the Taça de Portugal title.
In June 2015, Cédric joined Southampton in the second summer signing. He had a contract of four years with the English side, and it was unveiled that the club paid up to £4.7 million i.e. €6.5 million to be part of the team. He debuted in July, and played for all 90 minutes in the match that ended in a 3–0 victory over Vitesse Arnhem, for the UEFA Europa League in the third qualifying round. He appeared for the first time in the Premier League after ten days, and made an assist to Graziano Pellè with the opening goal. The match eventually ended in a 2–2 draw against Newcastle United. Southampton became the EFL Cup runners-up in the 2016–17 season.
Cédric got associated with Portugal in the 1999-2000 season, as he became part of Portugal’s U-16 team, and eventually went on to transition to the U17, U18, U19, U20 and U21 teams. He appeared in ten matches to represent the U21 team of the Portuguese side, as he debuted in September 2011 in a match that ended in a 2–0 victory against Moldova in the qualifiers of European Championship of 2013. He made his maiden appearance for Portugal’s senior segment in October 2014, beginning his career with a 1–2 loss in a friendly with France.
Fernando Santos, the manager of Portugal, selected Cédric for his squad of UEFA Euro 2016. His maiden match of the tournament was in June that year, as he began in a round-of-16 match against Croatia which led to a 1–0 victory after the extra time. He succeeded in retaining his position till the final match, winning against the hosting team France. Cédric made his first goal for the national team of Portugal in June 2017, as his ball found the net in the 86th minute of the group stage match that eventually ended in 2–2 draw with Mexico in the Confederations Cup 2017.
The 27-year old Virgo was born in Singen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Hs parents were Portuguese immigrants, and he came back to his parents’ country at the age of 2 years. Soares prefers to keep the details of his personal life away from the eyes of the media, and very little is known about his personal life, family, etc., because he is more interested to attract the attention of the world with his work. However, it is known that he has been dating Filipa Brandão since 2015, while rumour has it that he hooked up with Débora Picoito.
The current market value of Cédric Soares is£ 13.50 million, which has been his value since June 2017. His outfitter is Nike, and he wears the shoe model Nike Mercurial Vapor XI FG while playing.