Edson Silva Sousa was a Brazilian striker brought to Spurs by Frank Arnesen from PSV Eindhoven, but he failed to make much of an impact on the first team, although he scored goals for the reserves, despite sometimes looking overweight..
Having played for PSV, he had gone on loan to Luzern in Switzerland before joining Tottenham, being a Portuguese Under-20 international, qualifying as he was born in Cape Verde - a former Portuguese colony. It was in these games that Arnesen saw Silva Sousa and signed him for the Dutch club. Had sparse opportunity either at PSV and Spurs to get first team football, so Tottenham sent him on loan to ADO Den Haag, where he scored a few goals and when it came time to let him move on, Edson went to play for Zamalek.
Was only in Egypt a short time and moved to a couple of Portuguese clubs, before trying his luck in Romania.
A cumbersome forward, Edson became a bit of a cult at Tottenham among those who saw him play (in an ironic way), as his touch was not good and his size prevented him possessing great pace, but he did manage to get the ball in the net, although it was unlikely that he would have made an effective striker in the Premier League.
Married to a Swiss lady, they have three children.