Edinson Cavani explains the story behind his trademark celebration

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In an interview with Manchester United magazine, United Review, on form striker Edinson Cavani explained the story behind his trademark celebration.

Cavani, 33, has one of the most iconic goal celebrations on the planet and he’s had pull it out hundreds of times over his prolific career.

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During an interview with United Review Cavani explained the reason behind the famous firing an arrow celebration that he uses each time he scores for his club or country.

Since moving to Old Trafford on a free transfer last summer the veteran striker has had to use his celebration five times and here’s why he does it.

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“It’s a bit of a long story and it’s kind of wrapped up in our country’s history, and the indigenous population, the Charruas,” Cavani told the United Review .

“When my little daughter, India, was born, her name is just a small reference to our native Uruguayans, the Charruas.

“So that arrow that I take out and then fire, is a goal celebration that sort of encapsulates all these things: a mix of my daughter’s name and the indigenous peoples of my country.”

Before switching to the Premier League Cavani netted 200 goals in 301 games for Paris Saint-Germain plus an additional 51 times for Uruguay.

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