Cédric: We need to be upset
The Saints defender on responding to defeat at Liverpool.
Cédric: We must remain positive
Cédric on bouncing back from defeat to Burnley.
Video: Cédric reflects on defeat
Watch as Cédric speaks after defeat to Burnley.
Cédric: We must fight
Cédric reacts to Southampton's 1-0 loss to Burnley.
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Cédric seals World Cup place
Portugal defender books automatic qualification for Russia.
Cedric’s Portugal prevail in Andorra
Saints full-back was an unused substitute as Portugal beat Andorra 2-0
Saints foursome in action during international deciders
Four more Saints players make their bid for Russia 2018.
Video: Cédric previews Stoke clash
Saints defender gives his thoughts ahead of Stoke.
Cédric features in Portugal win
Saints defender helps secure important win in Hungary.
Hoedt and Cédric set for action
Saints duo face big World Cup qualifying matches.
Comfortable win for Cédric
Saints defender helps Portugal beat Faroe Islands.
Yoshida chasing World Cup spot
Maya Yoshida, Cédric and Wesley Hoedt set for international action today.
Cédric helps Portugal to third
Saints defender finishes Confederations Cup campaign.
Cédric and Portugal lose out in Confederations Cup semi-final
Cedric and Portugal exit the Confederations Cup on penalties.
Cédric set for semi-final clash
Saints defender with Portugal for Confederations Cup semi-final.
Cédric aiming for semi-final spot
Saints defender set to face New Zealand in Confederations Cup.
Cédric helps Portugal to victory
Saints defender on winning side against Russia.
Cédric Saints HistoryLast updated 25 Nov 2017
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Cédric BiographyLast updated 09 Aug 2017
Former clubs: Sporting CP, Académica, Sporting B
Cédric was born in the German town of Singen, to a Portuguese couple who had met while both living in the country, on 31st August 1991.
Aged two, Cédric’s parents relocated to Portugal, moving to Montijo, just outside Lisbon. At the age of eight, he followed brother Kevin – three years his senior – into the youth teams of Sporting CP.
Soares made his club debut at the age of 19, starting in a 3-1 defeat to Belgian side Gent in the UEFA Europa League in November 2010.
After a further European appearance and one more in the Taça da Liga (league cup), his league debut arrived in May 2011 with a start in a home defeat to Vitória Setúbal.
Soares began the 2011/12 season on loan with another Primeira Liga side, Académica de Coimbra. He would play regularly, making 24 starts in the league plus five more in the Taça de Portugal – the last of which came in a 1-0 win over his parent club in the final.
Having represented his country at under-16, under-17, under-18 and under-19 levels, as well as playing at the 2011 FIFA Under-20 World Cup finals, Cédric made his under-21 debut in the autumn of 2011.
Back with Sporting for the 2012/13 campaign, Soares racked up 16 appearances plus another seven in the Europa League. He netted his first professional goal in December, grabbing the equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Nacional.
Cédric established himself in the side in 2013/14 with 31 appearances and another goal, but it was last season in which he really made his breakthrough.
2014/15 saw the right-back rack up 24 league appearances and three more in Sporting’s successful Taça de Portugal campaign, although he was sent off 15 minutes into their win over Sporting Braga in the final.
He also experienced UEFA Champions League football for the first time last season, starting five of Sporting’s six group-stage fixtures.
Cédric received his first call-up to the senior Portugal squad on 3rd October 2014 – the day José Fonte was also selected for the first time. Soares made his debut in a 2-1 defeat to France, playing the full game.
After a successful first season in England, in which he helped Saints record their highest-ever Premier League finish, the right-back played a key role in helping Portugal win UEFA EURO 2016 in France alongside José Fonte.
Upon his return, Cédric signed a new contract, extending his commitment to the club until 2020.