Ederson explains why he wears the same pair of pants EVERY game in bizarre superstition
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Manchester City shot-stopper Ederson has revealed the bizarre superstition behind his trophy-laden career.
City have their sights set on a historic treble after winning the Premier League for the third consecutive season.
Should they beat bitter rivals Manchester United in the FA Cup final on Saturday and Inter Milan in the Champions League final later this month, they will be considered one of the greatest teams to ever grace the Premier League.
Ederson has enjoyed an excellent personal campaign between the sticks, helping City to the joint-best defence in the top-flight alongside Newcastle United.
Since arriving at the Etihad, he has won an incredible five titles in six years, and is widely considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world. But behind his success, Ederson has one very unusual habit.
Many top athletes have their superstitions - take Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, who revealed in his autobiography that he drank port out of a Lucozade bottle on the night before every game.
However, Ederson has taken the idea to a whole new level, admitting he wears the same pair of pants across the season, before throwing them away for a new pair to wear the following campaign.
The Brazilian told TNT Sports (quotes via Record): "I have a superstition of wearing the same underwear in every game. It's always the same one. People here at home even know, they keep it in their corner - it's one per season, because it wears out a lot.
"The only one (superstition) I have. It's been with (me since) Benfica. In the first year, it was like this: when I played, I wore it. And in the last eight years I've won seven national titles. It's been working."
Few can blame the 29-year-old when considering his enormous success, winning back-to-back titles with Benfica during his two years at the Portuguese club.
Since joining Man City, he has lost just one league title to Liverpool in the 2019-20 campaign. While has also won the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup in four different seasons.
Indeed, only the Champions League evades him, and City fans will be hoping he doesn't change a thing in the lead-up to the final.