Born Edinson Roberto Cavani Gomez, in Salto, Uruguay, the kid who started at Danubio, has gone on to become a true matador in football, a lethal striker who always wears his trademark headband formed a truly assassin trio with former teammates Ezekiel Lavezzi and Marek Hamsik, at Napoli, before going on to break records in France in a solo act. Throughout his illustrious career, one trusted steed has been Cavani’s companion, the Robin to his Batman act, his own personal banderillero; No, not his boots, I am talking about his signature sports headband.
All great athletes seem destined to wear headbands be it thin elastic headbands or whatever the design and Cavani is no exception.
Edinson Cavani has always rocked a headband for as long as the football world can remember, dating back to his days in Palermo, all through his spell in Napoli, and now in France. The headband is a staple of Cavani’s on –field attire, who never goes out on the pitch without it. During training sessions, the 31-year old Uruguayan bundles his hair in a neat bun, tied with a thin elastic headband and during official matches, the football headband is worn across his forehead.
It feels somewhat odd to see the PSG forward and all-time record goalscorer without the signature accessory, during award shows, galas or after matches in the mixed zone, but that is definitely one of the first things the talented forward packs in his sportsbag.
Cavani’s football headband is even a fashion item, as he matches the chic accessory according to his jersey colours, usually spotting a white one for the Uruguayan national team and a black or blue one for is club side PSG.
Edinson Cavani started out his professional career in Palermo after wowing fans and scouts at the South American Youth Championship in 2007. He would go on to form an attacking duo with Italian Fabricio Miccoli and earning the nickname “El Matador” before moving to Napoli in 2010. Between 2010 and 2013, Cavani and sidekick headband will form a trio with Napoli cult hero and legendary Mohawk man, Marek Hamsik and Argentine forward, Ezequiel Lavezzi, before joining French side Paris St. Germain as part of their cash heavy Quatari era on a record deal. The Uruguayan would go on to make his mark in France and the history of the club after becoming the all-time leading scorer for the club earlier in the ongoing 2018/19 season.
Greatness follows headbands and Edinson Cavani’s story with his incognito wingman has been no different.