One-hundred-and-eighty-two days earlier than Eder catapulted Portugal to its first-ever main event victory, the frontman was an unused Swansea Metropolis substitute in a three-2 FA Cup elimination to fourth-tier Oxford United.
The 29-yr-previous mustered simply 269 minutes within the Premier League earlier than being despatched out on mortgage to Lille within the January switch window, solely exceeding a half of soccer twice.
Then, to the derision and puzzlement of the Liberty Stadium trustworthy, he gained Euro 2016 for his homeland on Sunday.
This is how Eder’s sojourn in British soccer was rated on Swansea message boards.
When he was chosen forward of Bafetimbi Gomis in a 2-2 draw with Bournemouth:
When reviews surfaced that he’d be loaned to one among many touted golf equipment final winter:
jack247: “They need to mortgage him till the top of the season after which pay £5m for him? Tidy.”
monmouth: “It will be humorous as f— if he began scoring like a rabbit on Viagra. Cannot see it sadly.”
herefordjack: “Admittedly he hasn’t had a lot of an opportunity, however he hasn’t impressed within the recreation time he is had.”
Flashberryjack: “He is not excellent”
ChrisSCFC: “Stunned they’re after him; a lot of the Portuguese assume he is crap.”
Eder scores in his second match of Lille mortgage spell:
Clinton: “How? I do not consider ’til I see a YouTube video.”
AnotherJohn: “Should admit this was a shock to me – however in all probability more room than within the Prem.”
When he accomplished a everlasting switch to Lille in Might:
harryomatic: “Not going to overlook him to be trustworthy, however for his sake hope he does nicely and is completely happy there.”
IanABS94: “By no means was going to be a essential participant right here; I feel most have been questioning why we signed him as he wasn’t very prolific or impactful elsewhere.”
notrac: “We have come out fortunate right here. Nearly acquired our a refund by the sound of it. £three.5m to £four.5m quoted.”
OptimistJack: “Eder was holding off centre-backs and profitable loads of aerial duels in highlights of his time at Lille, however he by no means seemed able to attaining something comparable throughout his time right here. Appeared to me that he simply wasn’t suited to the bodily nature of the Premier League and if it is true that we acquired near what we paid for him then I feel that is respectable enterprise.”
When he gained Euro 2016 for Portugal:
Rambler27: “Simply exhibits what a plonker Monk was. A few of us stored calling for Eder to be given an opportunity however he most popular Gomis.”