Edmilson Gabriel Dove is a Mozambican professional footballer who plays for South African Premier Division club Kaizer Chiefs and the Mozambique national team.
He primarily plays as a defender, but has also played as a midfielder.
Edmilson Dove Age
The Kaizer Chiefs defender was born on the 18th of July 1994. As from November 2023, Edmilson Dove is 29 years old.
Hailing from the town of Tavene in the Gaza Province, Dove played with various youth teams before arriving at Ferroviário de Maputo in 2013.
He made his debut with the first team during the 2015 season, winning a league title in his first year.
In May 2016, Dove traveled to Lisbon to undergo a trial with Portuguese club Sporting CP.
In January 2017, he was signed by South African Premier Division club Cape Town City to provide defensive depth after the exit of Aubrey Modiba, their first-choice left-back.
Dove initially caught their attention after an international friendly between Mozambique and South Africa that past November. He made his professional debut on 7 February, during a 3-0 victory over Highlands Park.
In just his fourth appearance with the team, a win over Baroka, he was named man of the match after providing an assist to Sibusiso Masina. The Star described his play by saying that “in just four games, he’s taken the ABSA Premiership by storm.”
Dove was first called up to the Mozambique national team for the 2015 COSAFA Cup, making his debut in their quarter-finals victory over Malawi. His team finished as tournament runners-up, with Dove playing the full 90 minutes in the final against Namibia.
He earned four caps for Mozambique during the 2016 African Nations Championship qualification, playing in both legs against Seychelles and Zambia before Mozambique got knocked out of the tournament.
Dove was also called up to the national team for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, appearing in three games in Group H before Mozambique was eliminated.
Salary and Net Worth
The 29-year-old is undoubtedly one of the best players at Kaizer Chiefs. He has been the backbone of the club’s defense, and by that, he is also one of the highest paid players at the club.
The Mozambican defender is believed to be earning around R105 000 at the Glamour Boys.
He also has a net worth which is estimated to be around R1 Million.
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