The player faced many rejections during his formative years, but
* Man City keeper Ederson reveals how rejection aged 15 almost made him give up football : One particular rejection, that of Sao Paulo back home in Brazil, left Manchester City ace Ederson 'depressed' and considering whether.. . https://t.co/BjngD4GlUt pic.twitter.com/3SptCWgc6I— Football Headlines⚽️ (@foothlines) January 11, 2019
Recalling the Sao Paulo rejection, he told Mirror: "It was a difficult situation. I was only 15 years old and I went through a tough moment, spent one month depressed and was thinking of quitting. Luckily, my parents supported me and encouraged me to go back to playing."
As a child, he idolised Sao Paulo keeper,
"The passion I had for being a goalkeeper made me follow the career of Rogerio Ceni," he said.
"Even now I still watch videos of him on YouTube and he still gives me inspiration today."
Ederson on his trick/skill in the box against Southampton:— City Watch (@City_Watch) January 10, 2019
"In the dressing room, my teammates asked me how did I dare to do that when we were 1-0 up! But I told them, you need to have that personality and calm, and luckily it worked out very well." https://t.co/UDoqki1DB5
After realising Ederson's potential, Benfica re-signed the player from