Eduardo Camavinga

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Eduardo Camavinga
Camavinga le sang (cropped).jpg
Camavinga in 2020
Personal information
Full name Eduardo Camavinga
Date of birth (2002-11-10) November 10, 2002 (age 18)
Place of birth Miconge, Cabinda, Angola[1]
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rennes
Number 10
Youth career
2009–2013 Drapeau-Fougères
2013–2018 Rennes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2019 Rennes II 13 (4)
2019– Rennes 41 (2)
National team
2019– France U21 1 (0)
2020– France 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:53, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2020

Eduardo Camavinga (born 10 November 2002) is a French professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Rennes and the France national team.[2] Born in Angola to Congolese parents, he represents the France national football team.

Early life[edit]

Camavinga was born in a refugee camp in Miconge, Angola in 2002, to Congolese parents, who fled from Kinshasa.[3] He has five siblings. He spent 1 year living in Norway, where he was looked after by his godfather Jonny Hansen. His family then moved to France when he was 2. They moved to Fougères, where he grew up. He practiced judo for a time, before giving it up to focus solely on football. In 2013, the Camavingas' house was burnt down, destroying most of the family's property, Eduardo claimed this was the motivation that pushed him to pursue a career in football.[4]

On 7 July 2020, he obtained the Baccalauréat ES (Economic and Social) without mention.[5][6]

Club career[edit]

Camavinga has been a part of Rennes' system since the age of 11. He signed his first professional contract with Rennes on 14 December 2018, at the age of 16 years and one month, becoming the youngest ever professional for the club.[7] He made his professional debut for Rennes in a 3–3 Ligue 1 tie with Angers on 6 April 2019,[8] becoming the youngest player to ever play for Rennes' first team[9] at 16 years and 4 months old.

On 18 August 2019, Camavinga recorded an assist and was awarded the man of the match award in a 2–1 league win against Paris Saint-Germain.[10] He scored his first goal for Rennes in a 1–0 win against Lyon on 15 December 2019, in the 89th minute of the game.[11]

International career[edit]

Born in Cabinda, Angola, Camavinga moved to France at the age of two. On 5 November 2019, he obtained French citizenship.[12] On 11 November 2019, Camavinga was selected to represent France's under-21 team for games against Georgia and Switzerland, after Matteo Guendouzi was called up to the senior team.[13]

On 27 August 2020, Camavinga was called up to play on France's senior team after Paul Pogba was sidelined by a positive COVID-19 test. He became, in the process, the youngest player to be called up to the French senior team since René Gérard in 1932, who was only 17 years, 9 months and 17 days old.[14] On 8 September, he debuted in a 4–2 win against Croatia in the UEFA Nations League, replacing N'Golo Kanté midway through the second half.[15] In doing so he became the youngest player to play for French national team since Maurice Gastiger in 1914 at 17 years, 9 months, and 29 days old.[16]

On 7 October 2020, Camavinga made his first start for France in a 7–1 win against Ukraine where he scored his first international goal, opening the scoring with an overhead kick. This made him the youngest goalscorer for France since Maurice Gastiger in 1914.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 24 November 2020[2]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rennes 2018–19 Ligue 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2019–20 25 1 5 0 1 0 4[a] 0 1[b] 0 36 1
2020–21 9 1 0 0 2[c] 0 11 1
Career total 41 2 5 0 1 0 6 0 1 0 54 2
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearance in Trophée des Champions
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League

International[edit]

As of match played 14 October 2020[2]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
France 2020 3 1
Total 3 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list the France's goal tally first. Score column indicates score after each Camavinga goal.
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 7 October 2020 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France 2  Ukraine 1–0 7–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Rennes[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VIDÉO. Football : Eduardo Camavinga, la pépite de Fougères qui vient de signer pro au Stade Rennais". actu.fr.
  2. ^ a b c Eduardo Camavinga at Soccerway
  3. ^ "Precocious Camavinga showing promise and progress". fifa.com. 9 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Eduardo Camavinga is only 16 but his form for Rennes has top European scouts circling". espn.com. ESPN. 25 September 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Rennes : Eduardo Camavinga a eu son bac". L'Équipe (in French). Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Rennes : Eduardo Camavinga nouveau bachelier". Francetvsport (in French). Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Premier contract Professionnel pour Eduardo Camavinga". staderennais.com (in French). Stade Rennais F.C. 14 December 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Angers SCO vs. Rennes - 6 April 2019". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 6 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Rennes Sensation Eduardo Camavinga Is a New Kind of 16-Year-Old Footballer". bleacherreport.com. Bleacher Report. 7 November 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Eduardo Camavinga: Angola youngster reacts after helping Rennes stun PSG". goal.com. 19 August 2019. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  11. ^ "Rennes Beat Lyon". Bleacher Report. 15 December 2019.
  12. ^ "Rennes : Eduardo Camavinga a été naturalisé is Ecuadorian français". L'Équipe (in French). 5 November 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes) officiellement convoqué en équipe de France Espoirs". L'Équipe (in French). 11 November 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Eduardo Camavinga devient le plus jeune joueur appelé en équipe de France depuis l'après-guerre..." France Football (in French). 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  15. ^ "France 4–2 Croatia". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  16. ^ "Eduardo Camavinga plus jeune international français depuis 1945". L'Équipe (in French). Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  17. ^ "Eduardo Camavinga plus jeune buteur des Bleus depuis 1914". L'Équipe (in French). Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  18. ^ "Eduardo Camavinga trophies list". aiscore.com. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  19. ^ "EDUARDO CAMAVINGA, JOUEUR DU MOIS D'AOÛT DE LA LIGUE 1 CONFORAMA !" (in French). UNFP. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2019.

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