Spotify: Cédric picks Wembley song
Defender Cédric picks his song for Southampton's #MarchToWembley Spotify playlist.
Cédric: Extra responsibility helping me improve
Cédric, speaking ahead of the trip to Wembley, says he's enjoying having extra responsibility for Southampton.
Cédric: This is a club that I fight for
Cédric says he's ready for the fight, as he goes in search of a first trophy with Southampton.
Cédric: We know how big this is
We sat down with Cédric to discuss Southampton's EFL Cup final clash with Manchester United.
Cédric hoping to make it a memorable double
Having won EURO 2016 with Portugal last summer, Cédric now wants to lift a trophy at club level.
Academy Crossbar Challenge: Cédric vs Jordy Clasie
First-team players Jordy Clasie and Cédric pay a visit to see Southampton's Under-16s for a crossbar challenge competition.
Cédric targets immediate improvement
Southampton full back Cédric wants the team to put Tuesday’s result at Swansea behind them as quickly as possible.
Video: Cédric disappointed after defeat
Watch our interview with Cédric following the 2-1 defeat to Swansea City.
Cédric laments ‘disappointing night’
Cédric was frustrated with the manner of Southampton’s 2-1 setback at Swansea City on Tuesday night.
Cédric: We need to show strong character
Cédric says Southampton must show strong character against Burnley on Saturday.
Video: Cédric looks ahead to Burnley
Cédric previews Southampton's Premier League clash with Burnley.
Cédric: We are all feeling positive
Cédric says spirits have been lifted following the cup victory against Liverpool.
Cédric to miss Norwich trip
Read Claude Puel's team news update ahead of Norwich.
Puel gives injury update on Cédric
Claude Puel gives an update on Cédric, after he went off injured at Everton.
Cédric expecting tough West Brom test
Cédric says he is expecting a typically tough test from West Bromwich Albion when they visit St Mary’s
Cédric: Ward-Prowse is an intelligent player
Cédric hails midfielder James Ward-Prowse after he recently clocked up 150 Saints appearances.
#SaintsXmas Day 22: Christmas Buzzer Challenge
Watch as Charlie Austin, Cédric and Fraser Forster take on the Christmas Buzzer Challenge.
Cédric likely to return
Claude Puel says Cédric should be fit for Southampton's trip to AFC Bournemouth.
Cédric: We will be ready to bounce back
Cédric looks ahead after Southampton's defeat at Crystal Palace.
Video: Cédric reflects on defeat to Palace
Watch our post-match interview with Cédric after defeat at Crystal Palace.
Cédric: We didn't reach our level
Cédric offers his thoughts on Southampton's loss to Crystal Palace.
Cédric Saints HistoryLast updated 25 Feb 2017
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Cédric BiographyLast updated 26 Sep 2016
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.