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Eder: The Autobiography could hit bookshops in the next few years..

Eder planning autobiography after Portugal Euro 2016 winner

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Portugal’s Euro 2016 final hero, Eder, is reportedly planning a tell-all autobiography, according to sources on the continent.

The 28-year-old sent shockwaves throughout Europe after scoring the only goal of the game in Sunday's showpiece final against hosts France in extra time.

It was Eder’s only goal at the tournament, with the Portuguese forward previously used sparingly by manager Fernando Santos.

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A fine finish to win the game, the goal was made all the more surprising for the fact that Eder had endured a difficult few months in the Premier League, over the early part of the previous campaign.

Brought to the Liberty Stadium on a free transfer after impressing with Braga in Portugal, Eder struggled for form with the Swans and was often left out of the starting line-up.

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After 15 goalless appearances, he moved on to Lille in France, where an upturn in fortune saw him force his way into Santos’ plans for the Portugal squad.

Eder netted six goals in 13 Ligue 1 appearances for LOSC, helping his new club qualify for the Europa League and earning a permanent, four-year contract in the process.

Now, fresh from his heroics against France, Eder is planning an autobiography with Portuguese news source Record confirming as much.

Something of a journeyman striker in his younger days, Eder didn’t emerge from the Sporting Lisbon, Porto or Benfica academies like many of his national team peers.

Far from prolific with Academica, Eder really began to catch the eye during his stint with Braga.

All told, he scored 33 goals in 82 games for the unfancied Primeira Liga outfit and was part of the side that made history in winning the 2012 Taca de Portugal.

Capped 29 times for Portugal, Eder earned his first call up in 2012. Until his late winner against France, however, he had failed to net for the national side in a competitive fixture.

That, and pretty much everything else, has changed for Eder since that goal though.

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