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Eduardo Camavinga Biography, Age, Family, Career, Awards, Net Worth.

Eduardo Camavinga
Eduardo Camavinga

Eduardo Celmi Camavinga is a French professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid and the France national team. The versatile prospect can effectively play as a defensive, central midfielder or left-back.

Camavinga is an all-round midfielder with the ability to play in any outfield position. His is highly excellent in protecting the defense and possesses great attacking prowess especially in creating chances. Moreover, he has a unique tackling technique, intelligence in his positioning and dexterity to play between the lines. His pace coupled with dribbling skills makes him great in one on one situations and in counter attacks.

The French youngster holds numerous youngest records. He is the France’s youngest goal scorer and youngest debutant since 1914. While at Rennes he became the youngest player to make an assist in Ligue 1 at 16 years and 281 days and Rennes youngest first team debutant at 16 years and 110 days. At Real Madrid he is the youngest player in the club’s history to win five trophies at only 20 years and 93 days.

The youngster has won numerous prestigious trophies in his career including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and the La Liga.

Age and Birthday

The gifted midfielder come to the world on 10 November 2002 in Cabinda, Angola. He is 21 years old as of 2024.

Height

Eduardo is approximately 182 cm (6 feet 0 inches) tall.

Preferred foot

Camavinga is left-footed.

Eduardo Camavinga Family

The French prodigy is born to Celestino Camavinga (father) an Angolan-Congolese and Sofia Simao (mother) who is an Angolan. Both parents were also born in Cabinda. Eduardo was born in a refugee camp in Miconge, Cabinda after his parents fled the DR Congo civil war.

He has four siblings, two brothers and two sisters.

Eduardo Camavinga Club Career

Camavinga’s family moved to France when he was two years old. At first, they settled in Lille before relocating to Fougeres where the football prospect grew up alongside his siblings.

When he was seven, Eduardo joined Drapeau de Fougeres, a local club where he kicked-off his journey to stardom.

Rennes: 2018-2021

In 2014, the Camavinga did trials Rennes and enrolled into the club’s academy. On 14 December 2018 aged just 16 years and one month, he signed his maiden professional contract. He consequently entered the club history books as their youngest professional.

Subsequently, he debuted for Rennes on 6 April 2019 in their 3-3 Ligue 1 draw with Angers to become the club’s youngest player to play for the first team at 16 years and 110 days. He provided an assist in the 2-1 win over PSG becoming the youngest player to assist in Ligue 1 at the age of 16 years and 281 days. His first goal for the French side came when he scored the only goal in a 1-0 against Lyon in the 89th minute. He also played UEFA Champions League football making four appearances in the 2020-21 season.

Camavinga made 71 first team appearances and scored two goals.

Real Madrid: 2021-present

On 31 August 2021, Real Madrid signed Camavinga from Rennes on a six-year contract. The French star debuted for the Spanish giants on 12 September, coming on as a substitute and scoring his maiden goal in a 5-2 victory over Celta Vigo.

He made his Champions League debut three days later when he came on from the bench against Inter Milan. Furthermore, Camavinga assisted the Real’s winning goal. He as well featured as a 85th minute substitute in the 2022 UEFA Champions League final as Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 to lift the trophy. On 9 May 2023, he made history has the youngest player to make an assist in a Champions League semi-final. This was after he provided an assist to Vinicius Junior’s goal which give Real Madrid the lead against Manchester City in a 1-1 semi-finals first leg home draw. He was part Real Madrid’s team that won the 2023-24 La Liga and the Champions League.

Camavinga currently the youngest player the club’s history to win five trophies. They include the La Liga, Super de Espana, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

On 7 November 2023, Eduardo extended his stay at Santiago Bernabeu until June 2029.

Eduardo Camavinga International Career

In November 2019, only six days after acquiring French nationality, Camavinga was called-up into the France U21 team playing against Switzerland and Georgia.

On 27 August 2020, he received a call-up to the France senior team consequently becoming the youngest French player to do so. He made his debut on 8 September in the UEFA Nations League tournament 2-1 win against Croatia. Camavinga came on to replace Ngolo Kante in the 63rd minute becoming the youngest player to play for Les Bleus since 1914 at just 17 years, 9 months 29 days. Eduardo made his first start for the national side and scored his debut senior international goal in a 7-1 win over Ukraine on 7 October 2020. He made history a the youngest France goal scorer since 1914.

He was in the France squad for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup and played in two matches as the defending champions lost in the finals to Argentina on penalties. Moreover, Camavinga was instrumental in France’s outstanding performance in the Euro 2024 tournament.

Eduardo Camavinga Awards

Real Madrid

  • UEFA Champions League: 2021-22, 2023-24
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2022
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2022
  • La Liga: 2021-22, 2023-24
  • Copa del Rey: 2022-23
  • Super de Espana: 2022, 2024

France

  • FIFA World Cup runner-up: 2022

Individual

  • IFFHS Men’s Youth (U20) World Team: 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Kopa Trouphy runner-up: 2022

Eduardo Camavinga Net Worth

Camavinga has an estimated net worth of $6 million as of 2024.

By MJR

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