Edgar Ié

Edgar Miguel Ié (European Portuguese: [ɛðˈɣaɾ ˈjɛ]; born 1 May 1994) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Trabzonspor primarily as a central defender but also as a right back.

Edgar Ié
Edgar Miguel lé.jpg
Ié with Portugal at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Edgar Miguel Ié[1]
Date of birth (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Bissau, Guinea-Bissau[1]
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Trabzonspor
Number 32
Youth career
União Bissau
2007–2008 Oeiras
2008–2012 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Barcelona B 48 (0)
2014 Barcelona 0 (0)
2015–2016 Villarreal B 31 (0)
2017 Belenenses 12 (0)
2017–2019 Lille 42 (1)
2019Nantes (loan) 9 (0)
2019– Trabzonspor 32 (1)
2019–2020Feyenoord (loan) 11 (0)
National team
2012 Portugal U18 2 (0)
2012–2013 Portugal U19 9 (2)
2012–2014 Portugal U20 14 (1)
2014–2017 Portugal U21 12 (2)
2016 Portugal U23 4 (0)
2017 Portugal 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:27, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 November 2017

Club careerEdit

BarcelonaEdit

Born in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Ié joined Sporting CP's youth system in 2008, aged 14. In summer 2012, after concluding his development, he moved to FC Barcelona in Spain alongside teammate and compatriot Agostinho Cá.[3]

In Catalonia, Ié started playing with the B team in Segunda División. He made his official debut on 8 December 2012, playing ten minutes in a 1–1 home draw against Elche CF.[4]

Ié made his first and only competitive appearance for Barcelona's main squad on 3 December 2014, replacing Jérémy Mathieu for the last 27 minutes of a 4–0 win at SD Huesca in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey.[5] On 27 August 2015, he signed a three-year deal at Villarreal CF, being assigned to the reserves in Segunda División B.[6] He appeared moderately often in a season which ended with a play-off berth, being sent off alongside Anton Shvets on 3 April in a 1–0 away victory over Valencia CF Mestalla.[7]

BelenensesEdit

On 26 December 2016, Ié returned to Lisbon, signing for C.F. Os Belenenses.[8] He made his Primeira Liga debut the following 27 January, playing the full 90 minutes of a 1–0 away defeat of Boavista FC.[9]

LilleEdit

On 5 July 2017, Ié transferred to French club Lille OSC for 3 million, the highest transfer fee Belenenses ever received for a player.[10][11] He scored his first goal in Ligue 1 on 28 January 2018, helping the hosts beat RC Strasbourg Alsace 2–1 by heading home a corner kick from Anwar El Ghazi in injury time.[12]

Ié was loaned to FC Nantes also of the French top division in late January 2019.[13]

TrabzonsporEdit

On 12 August 2019, Ié signed a three-year contract with Trabzonspor of the Turkish Süper Lig as part of the deal involving Yusuf Yazıcı.[14][15] He was loaned to Feyenoord four days later,[16][17] making his Eredivisie debut on the 18th in a 1–1 home draw against FC Utrecht.[18]

International careerEdit

Ié was initially selected by Portugal for the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship,[19] but missed the tournament in Estonia due to injury. Eventually, he won 37 caps at youth level, including 12 for the under-21 team.

Ié first appeared with the full side on 10 November 2017, coming on as a substitute for Pepe for the last 34 minutes of the 3–0 friendly win over Saudi Arabia in Viseu.[20]

Personal lifeEdit

Ié's twin brother, Edelino, is also a footballer. A midfielder, he too came through the youth teams at Sporting.[21]

Club statisticsEdit

As of 7 June 2015[22]
Club Season League Copa del Rey Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B 2012–13 6 0 6 0
2013–14 13 0 13 0
2014–15 29 0 29 0
Total 48 0 48 0
Barcelona 2014–15 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Career totals 48 0 1 0 0 0 49 0

HonoursEdit

Barcelona

Feyenoord

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Edgar Ié" (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Edgar Ié". FC Barcelona. Archived from the original on 23 August 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  3. ^ Coerts, Stefan (19 July 2012). "Barcelona sign Sporting Lisbon duo Agostinho Ca & Edgar Ie". Goal. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  4. ^ Martínez, Ferran (8 December 2012). "1–1: El Barça B, de tú a tú contra el líder" [1–1: Barça B, without fear against leaders]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Huesca 0–4 Barcelona: Iniesta and Rakitic inspire emphatic first-leg win". Goal. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  6. ^ "El Villarreal confirma el fichaje de Edgar Ié" [Villarreal confirm the signing of Edgar Ié]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 27 August 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  7. ^ "El Mestalla cae ante un Villarreal que acabó con nueve jugadores" [Mestalla fall to a Villarreal who finished with nine players] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 3 April 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Edgar Ié e Fábio Nunes reforçam Belenenses" [Edgar Ié and Fábio Nunes bolster Belenenses]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 26 December 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  9. ^ Marques, Sara (27 January 2017). "Boavista-Belenenses, 0–1 (crónica)" [Boavista-Belenenses, 0–1 (match report)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Edgar Ié débarque au LOSC" [Edgar Ié arrives at LOSC] (in French). Lille OSC. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Edgar Ié: SAD do Belenenses congratula-se com a maior transferência "de sempre"" [Edgar Ié: Belenenses PLSC rejoice at biggest "ever" transfer] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  12. ^ Beauprés, Michael (28 January 2018). "Lille arrache la victoire face à Strasbourg (2–1) dans les arrêts de jeu" [Lille snatch win against Strasbourg (2–1) in injury time] (in French). Eurosport. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Edgar Ié rejoint le FC Nantes!" [Edgar Ié joins FC Nantes!] (in French). FC Nantes. 30 January 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Edgar Ié transféré à Trabzonspor" [Edgar Ié transferred to Trabzonspor] (in French). Lille OSC. 12 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Kamuoyuna duyuru" [Public announcement] (in Turkish). Trabzonspor. 13 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  16. ^ Krabbendam, Martijn (13 August 2019). "Feyenoord sleutelt verder aan defensie met komst Ié" [Feyenoord continue to work on defence with arrival of Ié] (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Feyenoord huurt Edgar Miguel Ié van Trabzonspor" [Feyenoord get Edgar Miguel Ié loan from Trabnzonspor] (in Dutch). Feyenoord. 16 August 2019. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  18. ^ "Derde gelijkspel op rij in Eredivisie voor Feyenoord" [Third Eredivisie draw in a row for Feyenoord] (in Dutch). Feyenoord. 18 August 2019. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  19. ^ "Euro de sub-19: Sporting e Benfica em maioria nos convocados" [Under-19 Euro: Sporting and Benfica dominate squad] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 11 June 2012. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  20. ^ Santiago, Eduardo (10 November 2017). "Portugal vence Arábia Saudita com golos de Manuel Fernandes, Gonçalo Guedes e João Mário" [Portugal beat Saudi Arabia with goals from Manuel Fernandes, Gonçalo Guedes and João Mário] (in Portuguese). SAPO. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  21. ^ ""Edi Ié pode chegar à equipa principal"" [Edi Ié may reach the first team] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  22. ^ Edgar Ié at Soccerway
  23. ^ "Süper Kupa Trabzonspor'un! (ÖZET) Başakşehir – Trabzonspor maç sonucu: 1–2" [Super Cup to Trabzonspor! (SUMMARY) Başakşehir – Trabzonspor match result: 1–2]. Fanatik (in Turkish). 27 January 2021. Retrieved 27 January 2021.

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