Ederson has been described as an agile, commanding, and physically imposing keeper, who possesses both physical strength and excellent reflexes and shot-stopping abilities between the posts. He also developed a reputation as a penalty saving specialist during his time with Benfica. However, he is mostly highly regarded for his outstanding distribution and skill with the ball at his feet: his control and confidence on the ball enables him to retain possession and quickly play the ball out from the back on the ground with his hands or either foot – even when put under pressure – or launch an attack with long kicks. Although naturally left-footed, he is capable of using either foot. Regarding his distribution, former Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given described Ederson as “the best goalkeeper in the world with his feet” in 2018; his range of passing has also led to him be described as a playmaker in the media. He is also very quick when rushing off his line, and often functions as a sweeper-keeper. Regarded as a highly promising prospect, in spite of his young age, he has already stood out for his decision making, consistency, and composure in goal, as well as his ability to organise his defence, and is also an intelligent reader of the game; as such, some in the sport consider him to be one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League. Ederson acquired Portuguese citizenship in 2016. His body is heavily covered in tattoos, including a rose and a skull on his neck, angel’s wings on his back and a Portuguese League trophy on his leg, which he won for Benfica in 2015 and in 2016. He also holds the Guinness World Record for Longest Football (Soccer) Drop Kick, which he achieved after kicking the ball, 75.35 m (247 ft 2 in) across the ground at the Etihad Campus, in Manchester, UK, on 10 May 2018.