The Brazil international is a fine shot-stopper but he’s so good on the ball that he has become part of his club’s offensive game
Nashville, Tennessee, July 30, 2017: Ederson smashes an 80-yard goal-kick to Sergio Aguero in a pre-season friendly against Tottenham.
The Manchester City striker drifts beyond Toby Alderweireld and is unfortunate not to score with his effort bouncing back off the inside of the post, Goal report.
Wembley, London, October 30, 2018: Ederson’s 70-yard pass picks out Raheem Sterling. The England international sprints clear of Kieran Trippier before squaring to Riyad Mahrez to score the only goal in a 1-0 win over Spurs
Etihad Stadium, February 13, 2021: Ilkay Gundogan sprints onto Ederson’s 70-yard pass. The German international shrugs off Davinson Sanchez’s weak challenge to score and wrap up a 3-0 victory over Jose Mourinho’s side.
Three examples against Tottenham alone that showcase the value of Ederson’s unique creativity. There are countless others.
Only this month in the 2-0 victory over Burnley, he delivered a stunning 70-yard pass into the path of Mahrez with the speed and accuracy of Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady that should have led to a goal.
His passing ability is what marks Ederson out as one of the world’s best goalkeepers and why he is so invaluable to Pep Guardiola.