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Edson de Jesus Nobre (born 2 March 1980), known simply as Edson, is an Angolan retired footballer who played mainly as a winger.

Personal information
Full name Edson de Jesus Nobre
Date of birth (1980-03-02) 2 March 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth Benguela, Angola
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger / Forward
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Mealhada
2001–2003 Anadia
2003–2005 Oliveira Bairro 64 (17)
2005–2009 Paços Ferreira 102 (12)
2009 Ethnikos Achna 2 (0)
2010 Libolo 11 (0)
2011 Arouca 0 (0)
2011–2012 Aliados Lordelo 0 (0)
National team
2005–2009 Angola 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He spent most of his professional career in Portugal, mainly with Paços de Ferreira with which he appeared in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup.

Edson represented Angola at the 2006 World Cup.


Club careerEdit

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.[1] 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.

International careerEdit

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.[2]

Edson also participated in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, coming on as a late substitute in the quarter-final match against Egypt, a 1–2 loss.[3]


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