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Eder Portugal's hero's father in jail for killing step-mum

The striker in a recent interview revealed that his dad is currently serving a 16-year-jail term for killing his step-mum.

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Eder play Eder's dad is in an England jail for murder (EPA)

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While he is currently enjoying his new status as a hero for Portugal, Eder has revealed that his father is currently in an English jail for the murder of his step-mum.

Eder’s extra-time goal was the winner as a Cristiano Ronaldo-less Portugal beat host France in the final to lift the Euro 2016 title.

Eder play Eder says his dad is serving jail-term for murder (Omnisports)

 

The striker in a recent interview revealed that his dad is currently serving a 16-year-jail term for killing his step-mum.

My dad is in prison. Since I was 12. My step-mum died and he was accused of killing her,” he said in TV interview.

He was sentenced to 16 years, I think.”

He further revealed that he was not able to visit his dad in prison until he started to earn money as a professional footballer.

Eder play Eder played for Swansea before moving to Lille (Swansea City FC)

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From the moment I went to Academica and began to earn money, I could go to England to see him in jail,” he said.

The striker, full name Ederzito Antonio Macedo Lopes, is originally from Guinea-Bissau moved to Portugal at the age of two with his mum to join his dad who was already living there.

He started his career with Portuguese side Academica in 2008 and has since played for Braga, Swansea and Lille, his current club.

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