Eduardo Camavinga

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Eduardo Camavinga
Eduardo Camavinga, in Rennes, after his victory in Coupe de France, April 28th, 2019.png
Camavinga in 2019
Personal information
Full name Eduardo Celmi Camavinga[1]
Date of birth (2002-11-10) 10 November 2002 (age 19)[2]
Place of birth Miconge, Angola
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[3]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid
Number 25
Youth career
2009–2013 Drapeau-Fougères
2013–2018 Rennes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2019 Rennes B 13 (4)
2019–2021 Rennes 71 (2)
2021– Real Madrid 14 (1)
National team
2019– France U21 7 (1)
2020– France 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:57, 8 January 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 November 2021

Eduardo Celmi Camavinga (born 10 November 2002) is a French professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Real Madrid and the France national team.

Early life[edit]

Camavinga was born in a refugee camp in Miconge, Angola in 2002, to Congolese parents, who fled from Kinshasa.[4][5] He has five siblings. His family 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 has claimed that this was a source of motivation that pushed him to pursue a career in football.[6]

On 7 July 2020, he obtained the Baccalauréat ES (Economic and Social) without mention.[7][8]

Club career[edit]

Rennes[edit]

Camavinga has been a part of Rennes' youth system since the age of 11. He signed his first professional contract on 14 December 2018, at the age of 16 years and one month, becoming the youngest ever professional for the club.[9] He made his professional debut for Rennes in a 3–3 Ligue 1 tie with Angers on 6 April 2019,[10] becoming the youngest player to ever play for Rennes' first team,[11] at 16 years and six months old.

On 18 August 2019, Camavinga recorded an assist and was awarded the man of the match award in a 2–1 win against Paris Saint-Germain.[12] 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.[13]

In the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League, he featured in four matches for Rennes against Krasnodar, Chelsea and Sevilla.[14]

Real Madrid[edit]

On 31 August 2021, Real Madrid announced Camavinga had signed a contract until 30 June 2027 from Rennes.[15][16] He made his debut in a 5–2 win over Celta Vigo on 12 September 2021, in which he scored a goal shortly after coming off the bench.[17]

International career[edit]

Born in Cabinda, Angola, Camavinga moved to France at the age of two. On 5 November 2019, he obtained French citizenship.[18] 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.[19]

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, nine months and 17 days old.[20] 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.[21] In doing so he became the youngest player to play for French national team since Maurice Gastiger in 1914 at 17 years, nine months, and 29 days old.[22]

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.[23]

On 25 June 2021, Camavinga was named in Sylvain Ripoll's 18-man France squad for the Summer Olympics in 2021.[24] However he was later removed from the squad after his club, Rennes, objected.[25]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 20 January 2022[26]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rennes B 2018–19 Championnat National 3 13 4 13 4
Rennes 2018–19 Ligue 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2019–20 Ligue 1 25 1 5 0 1 0 4[a] 0 1[b] 0 36 1
2020–21 Ligue 1 35 1 0 0 4[c] 0 39 1
2021–22 Ligue 1 4 0 0 0 2[d] 0 6 0
Total 71 2 5 0 1 0 10 0 1 0 88 2
Real Madrid 2021–22 La Liga 14 1 2 0 4[c] 0 1[e] 0 21 1
Career total 98 7 7 0 1 0 14 0 2 0 122 7
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearance in Trophée des Champions
  3. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  4. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa Conference League
  5. ^ Appearances in Supercopa de España

International[edit]

As of match played 14 October 2020[26]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
France 2020 3 1
Total 3 1
Scores and results list France's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Camavinga goal.
List of international goals scored by Eduardo Camavinga
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]

Real Madrid

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acta del Partido celebrado el 12 de septiembre de 2021, en Madrid" [Minutes of the Match held on 12 September 2021, in Madrid] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Eduardo Camavinga: Overview". ESPN. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Camavinga". Real Madrid CF. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Precocious Camavinga showing promise and progress". FIFA. 9 September 2020.
  5. ^ "VIDÉO. Football : Eduardo Camavinga, la pépite de Fougères qui vient de signer pro au Stade Rennais". actu.fr.
  6. ^ "Eduardo Camavinga is only 16 but his form for Rennes has top European scouts circling". ESPN. 25 September 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Rennes : Eduardo Camavinga a eu son bac". L'Équipe (in French). Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Rennes : Eduardo Camavinga nouveau bachelier". Francetvsport (in French). Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Premier contract Professionnel pour Eduardo Camavinga". staderennais.com (in French). Stade Rennais F.C. 14 December 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Angers SCO vs. Rennes – 6 April 2019". Soccerway. 6 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Rennes Sensation Eduardo Camavinga Is a New Kind of 16-Year-Old Footballer". bleacherreport.com. Bleacher Report. 7 November 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Eduardo Camavinga: Angola youngster reacts after helping Rennes stun PSG". Goal (website). 19 August 2019. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  13. ^ "Rennes Beat Lyon". Bleacher Report. 15 December 2019.
  14. ^ "Eduardo Camavinga: You've heard the name, here's why Europe's top clubs want him". The Athletic. 25 April 2021.
  15. ^ "Official Announcement: Camavinga". Real Madrid. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  16. ^ "Eduardo Camavinga : du Roazhon Park à Bernabéu !". staderennais.com. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  17. ^ "Real Madrid teenage star Camavinga scores six minutes into debut". goal.com. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  18. ^ "Rennes : Eduardo Camavinga a été naturalisé is Ecuadorian français". L'Équipe (in French). 5 November 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  19. ^ "Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes) officiellement convoqué en équipe de France Espoirs". L'Équipe (in French). 11 November 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  20. ^ "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.
  21. ^ "France 4–2 Croatia". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  22. ^ "Eduardo Camavinga plus jeune international français depuis 1945". L'Équipe (in French). Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  23. ^ "Eduardo Camavinga plus jeune buteur des Bleus depuis 1914". L'Équipe (in French). Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  24. ^ "THE LIST FOR THE TOKYO GAMES". French Football Federation (in French). 25 June 2021.
  25. ^ De Cosemo, Harry (21 July 2021). "Tokyo 2020: Olympic men's football players to watch". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  26. ^ a b Eduardo Camavinga at Soccerway
  27. ^ "EDUARDO CAMAVINGA, JOUEUR DU MOIS D'AOÛT DE LA LIGUE 1 CONFORAMA !" (in French). UNFP. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  28. ^ https://www.iffhs.com/posts/1036&ved=2ahUKEwjYi-TBkNb0AhUIUWwGHecyBNkQFnoECAQQAQ&usg=AOvVaw1KsuRLOkdvcpMgQgM2DzGA. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  29. ^ "IFFHS MEN'S YOUTH (U20) WORLD TEAM OF THE YEAR 2021". iffhs.com. International Federation of Football History & Statistics. 9 December 2021. Archived from the original on 9 December 2021. Retrieved 10 December 2021.

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