Monday 26 September 2016

Portugal's Euro 2016 final hero reveals gruesome family history

Published 15/07/2016 | 08:21

(vlnr)Eder of Portugal during the UEFA EURO 2016 final match between Portugal and France on July 10, 2016 at the Stade de France in Paris, France.(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)
(vlnr)Eder of Portugal during the UEFA EURO 2016 final match between Portugal and France on July 10, 2016 at the Stade de France in Paris, France.(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Portugal striker Eder, who scored the winning goal in the Euro 2016 final, has revealed that his father is currently in prison in England for killing his step mother.

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The forward came off the bench in Paris last Sunday to blast a powerful daisy-cutter past Hugo Lloris in the French net, winning Portugal their first major tournament in the process.

The previously unheralded striker, who was a bit-part player with Swansea last season, has been in the spotlight since last weekend, and journalists have been keen to find out about his origin story.

Eder has now revealed that his father is nearing the end of a 16 year prison sentence for killing his wife.

'My dad is in prison. Since I was 12," Eder said in quotes reported by the Daily Mail.

"My step-mum died and he was accused of killing her.

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

'Every time I had holiday, I would go to England to see him.'

Eder currently plays for Lille in Ligue Un, having moved there last January following an unhappy spell in Wales.

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