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The lazy left-back who became a goalscoring goalkeeper: Ederson's evolution into Man City legend

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Ederson has revealed he became a goalscoring goalkeeper as a kid - because he was too lazy to play at left back. And in a new documentary on his life, his first futsal coach tells how he devised routines that meant the Manchester City goalkeeper was the second highest goalscorer in the team as a teenager.

Ederson was not happy when he was asked to play in nets for the first time, because his greatest joy was sticking the ball in the back of the opposition net.

Nicknamed “Chubby” (Gordo) as a baby because of his chunky build, Ederson soon started to emulate his hero Rogerio Ceni, the legendary Sao Paulo and Brazil keeper who averaged more than seven goals a season in his 18-year professional career by taking penalties and free kicks.

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