|Full name||Edson de Jesus Nobre|
|Date of birth||2 March 1980|
|Place of birth||Benguela, Angola|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Winger / Forward|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Benguela, Edson started his professional career in Portugal at the age of 19, going on to play lower league football with G.D. Mealhada and Anadia FC. In 2005, his third division performances with Oliveira do Bairro S.C. caught the attention of Primeira Liga club F.C. Paços de Ferreira.
Edson made his league debut against C.D. Nacional on 21 August 2005, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 home loss. In his second season, as Paços reached the UEFA Cup for the first time ever, he scored four goals in 25 matches, but was never an undisputed starter in his four-year stay.
In the summer of 2009, Edson signed with Cyprus' Ethnikos Achna FC. However, this spell would be quite unsuccessful, and he returned to his country in the following transfer window, joining C.R.D. Libolo.
An Angolan international since 2005, Edson was called up to the following year's Africa Cup of Nations and the FIFA World Cup. In the latter tournament, he played 20 minutes in the 0–1 group stage defeat to Portugal.
- Nacional vence na visita a Paços de Ferreira (Nacional vence na visita a Paços de Ferreira); Público, 21 August 2005 (in Portuguese)
- Angola 0–1 Portugal; BBC Sport, 11 June 2006
- Quarter-finals; BBC Sport, 4 February 2008