Edgar Ié

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Edgar Ié
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Edgar Ié at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Edgar Miguel Ié
Date of birth (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Lille
Number 15
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– Lille 19 (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 14 January 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 November 2017

Edgar Miguel Ié (European Portuguese: [ɛðˈɣaɾ ˈjɛ]; born 1 May 1994) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for French club Lille OSC. Mainly a central defender, he can also play as a right back.

Club career[edit]

Born in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Ié joined Sporting Clube de Portugal's youth system in 2008, aged 14. In the 2012 summer, after concluding his formation, he moved to FC Barcelona in Spain alongside teammate and countryman Agostinho Cá.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4] On 27 August 2015, he signed a three-year deal at Villarreal CF, being assigned to the reserves in Segunda División B,[5] 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 success over Valencia CF Mestalla.[6]

On 26 December 2016, Ié returned to Lisbon, signing for C.F. Os Belenenses.[7] He made his Primeira Liga debut the following 27 January, playing the full 90 minutes of a 1–0 win at Boavista FC.[8]

On 5 July 2017, Lille transferred to French club Lille OSC for 3 million, the highest transfer fee Belenenses ever received for a player.[9][10]

International career[edit]

Ié was initially selected by Portugal for the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship,[11] 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.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Ié's twin brother, Edelino, is also a footballer. A midfielder, he too came through the youth teams at Sporting.[13]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 7 June 2015[14]
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

Honours[edit]

Barcelona

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edgar Ié". FC Barcelona. Archived from the original on 23 August 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Coerts, Stefan (19 July 2012). "Barcelona sign Sporting Lisbon duo Agostinho Ca & Edgar Ie". Goal.com. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "1–1: El Barça B, de tú a tú contra el líder" [1–1: Barça B, without fear against leader]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 8 December 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Huesca 0–4 Barcelona: Iniesta and Rakitic inspire emphatic first-leg win". Goal.com. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "Boavista-Belenenses, 0–1 (crónica)" [Boavista-Belenenses, 0–1 (match report)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "Edgar Ié débarque au LOSC" [Edgar Ié arrives at LOSC] (in French). Lille OSC. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "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. 
  11. ^ "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. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "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. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
  13. ^ ""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. 
  14. ^ Edgar Ié at Soccerway

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