Casemiro

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Venâncio and the second or paternal family name is Casimiro.
Casemiro
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Casemiro with Real Madrid in 2015
Personal information
Full name Carlos Henrique José Francisco Venâncio Casimiro
Date of birth (1992-02-23) 23 February 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth São José dos Campos, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid
Number 14
Youth career
2002–2010 São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 São Paulo 62 (6)
2013 Real Madrid B (loan) 15 (1)
2013 Real Madrid (loan) 1 (0)
2013– Real Madrid 37 (1)
2014–2015 Porto (loan) 28 (3)
National team
2009 Brazil U17 3 (0)
2011 Brazil U20 15 (3)
2011– Brazil 11 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:04, 28 August 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2016

Carlos Henrique José Francisco Venâncio Casimiro (born 23 February 1992), known as Casemiro, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team as a defensive midfielder.

Formed at São Paulo, where he scored 11 goals in 112 official games, he moved to Real Madrid in 2013, and also spent a season on loan at Porto.

A full international since 2011, Casemiro was in Brazil's squad at the 2015 and 2016 Copa América.

Club career[edit]

São Paulo[edit]

Born in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Casemiro was a product of São Paulo FC's youth system. From the age of 11 upwards, he acted as captain to its sides.[1][2]

Casemiro made his Série A debut on 25 July 2010, in an away loss against Santos FC. He scored his first goal as a professional on 15 August, helping to a 2–2 draw with Cruzeiro Esporte Clube.[3]

On 7 April 2012, Casemiro scored the first goal of a 2–0 win over Mogi Mirim Esporte Clube at the Arena Barueri in that year's Campeonato Paulista after replacing the injured Fabrício early on, but was later sent off.[4] São Paulo also won the Copa Sudamericana, with the player making one substitute appearance in a 5–0 home success against Club Universidad de Chile in the quarter-final second leg on 7 November.[5]

Real Madrid[edit]

In late January 2013, Casemiro was loaned to Real Madrid in Spain, being assigned to the B-team in Segunda División.[6] He played his first game in the competition on 16 February, starting in a 1–3 defeat at CE Sabadell FC.[7]

Casemiro made his La Liga debut on 20 April 2013, playing the full 90 minutes in a 3–1 home win over Real Betis.[8] On 2 June, he scored his first goal in Europe, opening the reserves' 4–0 win over AD Alcorcón at the Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium;[9] eight days later the move was made permanent, for four years and a fee of R$18.738 million.[10][11][12]

Casemiro warming up with Mateo Kovačić (left) and Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid during the 2015–16 season

Casemiro was loaned to FC Porto on 19 July 2014, in a season-long loan.[13] He totalled 40 games overall for the Portuguese, netting four times[14] including a free kick on 10 March 2015 in a 4–0 home win (5–1 aggregate) over FC Basel in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.[15]

On 5 June 2015, Casemiro returned to Real Madrid who activated his buyback clause,[16] and two months later his contract was extended until 2021.[17] On 13 March of the following year, he scored his first competitive goal for the Merengues, heading home an 89th-minute corner kick by Jesé in a 2–1 victory at UD Las Palmas.[18]

After being mostly a reserve player under Rafael Benítez, Casemiro became first-choice under his successor Zinedine Zidane,[19] and contributed with 11 appearances in the season's Champions League as the tournament ended in win. In the final against Atlético Madrid, he featured the full 120 minutes in a 1–1 draw in Milan (penalty shootout triumph).[20]

International career[edit]

After appearing with the under-20s at the 2011 South American U-20 Championship, Casemiro made his debut for the Brazilian full side on 14 September 2011 in a 0–0 draw against Argentina, aged just 19.[21] He was named in the squad for the 2015 Copa América, but did not play any matches in the quarter-final exit in Chile.[22]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 27 August 2016[23][24]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
São Paulo 2010 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 2
2011 21 4 5 1 2 0 12 1 40 6
2012 22 0 9 1 1 0 18 2 50 3
2013 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 0
Total 62 6 14 2 5 0 31 3 112 11
Real Madrid B 2012–13 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
Real Madrid 2012–13 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2013–14 12 0 7 0 6 0 0 0 25 0
Porto (loan) 2014–15 28 3 2 0 10 1 0 0 40 4
Real Madrid 2015–16 22 1 1 0 11 0 34 1
2016–17 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Madrid total 37 1 8 0 17 0 2 0 64 1
Career total 142 11 24 2 32 1 33 3 231 17

1 Includes Campeonato Paulista, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup matches.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

São Paulo
Real Madrid

International[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brazil: the talent factory 2010 featuring Eron, Casemiro, Lucas Moura, Alan Patrick, Bernardo, Elkeson and Neto Berola; Pitaco do Gringo, 20 September 2010
  2. ^ Casemiro & Neymar, forever rivals; FIFA.com, 12 September 2013
  3. ^ No finzinho, São Paulo empata com o Cruzeiro em ótimo jogo no Morumbi (In the very end, São Paulo draws with Cruzeiro in great game at the Morumbi); Globo Esporte, 15 August 2010 (Portuguese)
  4. ^ "Líder, São Paulo freia Mogi Mirim e completa dez vitórias seguidas" [Leader, São Paulo restrains Mogi Mirim and completes ten consecutive victories] (in Portuguese). Placar. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sao Paulo terminó con el sueño de U. de Chile en la Copa Sudamericana" [São Paulo ended the dream of U. de Chile in the South American Cup] (in Spanish). Radio Cooperativa. 7 July 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  6. ^ São Paulo empresta Casemiro ao Real Madrid, e volante começará no time B (São Paulo loans Casemiro to Real Madrid, and midfielder will start in B-team); Lance Net, 31 January 2013 (Portuguese)
  7. ^ 3–1: Aníbal lidera la victoria del Sabadell ante el Castilla (3–1: Aníbal leads Sabadell win against Castilla); Mundo Deportivo, 16 February 2013 (Spanish)
  8. ^ Ozil at the double for faltering Real; ESPN FC, 20 April 2013
  9. ^ Jiménez, Rubén (2 June 2013). "Fiesta de graduación del Castilla que complica al Alcorcon" [Castilla graduation party makes life harder for Alcorcón] (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  10. ^ Real make Casemiro deal permanent; FIFA.com, 11 June 2013
  11. ^ Real Madrid anuncia oficialmente a compra de Casemiro (Real Madrid officially announces purchase of Casemiro); Gazeta Esportiva, 10 June 2013 (Portuguese)
  12. ^ "Relatório da diretoria 2013" [Directorial report 2013] (PDF) (in Portuguese). São Paulo FC. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "Official announcement: Casemiro". Real Madrid. 19 July 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "Ex-FC Porto Casemiro é o exemplo de Lucas Silva" [Former FC Porto man Casemiro is Lucas Silva's model] (in Portuguese). O Jogo. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  15. ^ "Yacine Brahimi and Casemiro turn on the style to help Porto defeat Basel". The Guardian. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  16. ^ "Official announcement: Casemiro". Real Madrid. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  17. ^ "Official announcement: Casemiro". Real Madrid. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  18. ^ "Las Palmas 1–2 Real Madrid". BBC Sport. 13 March 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  19. ^ "La diferencia es Casemiro" [Casemiro is the difference] (in Spanish). Marca. 3 April 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  20. ^ "Spot-on Real Madrid defeat Atlético in final again". UEFA.com. 28 May 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  21. ^ Bolas na trave não resolvem: Brasil e Argentina ficam no zero em Córdoba (Balls in the bar do not solve it: Brazil and Argentina stay blank in Córdoba); Globo Esporte, 14 September 2011 (Portuguese)
  22. ^ "Oscar left out of Brazil's Copa America squad". Goal.com. 5 May 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  23. ^ "Casemiro". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  24. ^ Casemiro at ESPN FC

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