2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July


172.0 cm
Date of Birth 31 August 1991
International Caps
International Goals

Born in Germany, Cedric Soares returned to Portugal with his parents when still a boy and was seven years old when he pulled on the Sporting CP jersey for the first time. He learned his trade with the club, initially as a midfielder and ultimately as a right-back, a position in which he brings all his defensive skills to bear, along with his ability to get forward, cross the ball accurately and support the midfield.

Part of the Portugal side that went down in extra time to Brazil in the final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011, Soares made four appearances in his country’s triumphant UEFA EURO 2016 campaign, including the final, which he started. He was also a key member of the team at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and in the qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.