Edinson Cavani Leads Uruguay
Few countries have a football heritage as strong as Uruguay’s. The country hosted and won the first World Cup in 1930. Uruguay again won the World Cup in 1950, beating Brazil in one of the biggest upsets in World Cup History. Uruguay came from behind to beat host Brazil at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janiero in a match which would become known as the Maracanazo.
Uruguay has had some great football legends over the years. Striker Edinson Cavani, unfazed by his country’s past, is ready to write a new chapter at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
To highlight the fact that the weight of history is on his shoulders, Cavani recently took part in the Adidas all In or Nothing FIFA World Cup campaign. Adidas created the campaign to represent the huge weight of expectation that the world’s best players will have to overcome to succeed in Brazil. Cavani's contribution is in the photo above. See more about the Adidas All In or Nothing campaign here: All In or Nothing
Commenting on the image, Cavani said, “The World Cup is where legends are made. Like the great players that went before me, I am ready to go all in to win the World Cup for Uruguay again”.
Edinson Cavani currently plays as a striker for Paris Saint-Germain in the French Ligue 1. Cavani is well known for ability to score impressive goals and his tireless effort. He was recently listed 13th in the English newspaper The Guardian 's list of "The 100 best footballers in the world".
Cavani began his career playing for Danubio in Montevideo, where he played for two years, before moving to Italian side Palermo in 2007. He spent four seasons at the club, scoring 34 goals in 109 league appearance. In 2010, Cavani signed for Napoli, who signed him on an initial loan deal before buying him for a total fee €17 million. In the 2011–12 season, he won his first club honour, the Coppa Italia, in which he was top scorer with five goals. With Napoli, Cavani went on to score 33 goals each in his first two seasons, followed by 38 goals in his third season, where he also finished as Serie A top scorer with 29 league goals. On 16 July 2013, Cavani was transferred to Paris Saint-Germain for a reported €64.5 million, making him the most expensive signing in French football history.