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Igor de Camargo
Igor de Camargo.jpg
De Camargo with Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2011
Personal information
Full name Igor Albert Rinck de Diver Camargo[1]
Date of birth (1983-05-12) 12 May 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Porto Feliz, Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
APOEL
Number 9
Youth career
Estrela
2000–2001 Genk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000 Estrela
2001–2005 Genk 26 (2)
2003–2004 Heusden-Zolder (loan) 33 (10)
2005–2006 Molenbeek 28 (14)
2006–2010 Standard Liège 114 (32)
2010–2013 Borussia Mönchengladbach 58 (14)
2013 1899 Hoffenheim (loan) 8 (1)
2013–2015 Standard Liège 67 (16)
2015–2016 Genk 29 (6)
2016–2018 APOEL 52 (25)
National team
2009–2012 Belgium 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 September 2012

Igor Albert Rinck de Diver Camargo (born 12 May 1983), known as Igor de Camargo, is a Belgian footballer who plays for Cypriot club APOEL FC as a striker.

He is also a Belgium international.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Porto Feliz, São Paulo, De Camargo moved to Belgium in November 2000, after making his senior debut with local side Estrela Esporte Clube. He joined KRC Genk after impressing on a trial, but was only promoted to the first team in 2001 after spending six months with the B-side.[2]

De Camargo only made his senior debut on 20 October 2001, coming on as a late substitute for Moumouni Dagano in a 4–2 home win against KFC Lommel SK. He scored his first goal for the side the following 12 January, netting his team's fifth in a 6–1 away routing of KSK Beveren.

After featuring rarely during the 2002–03 season (which included 11 minutes in a 6–0 loss at Real Madrid for the UEFA Champions League),[3] De Camargo was loaned to newly-promoted side K. Beringen-Heusden-Zolder in June 2003, for one year.[4]

De Camargo scored ten goals for the side during the campaign; highlights included a brace in a 3–1 home win against RSC Charleroi on 4 April 2004.[5] Upon returning to Genk, he featured sparingly before moving to fellow top tier side FC Molenbeek Brussels Strombeek in January 2005.

Standard Liège[edit]

In late January 2006, De Camargo agreed to a contract with Standard Liège, still in the top division.[6] He made his debut for the club on 11 February in a 2–0 away defeat of KSK Beveren, and scored his first goal the following weekend in a 7–1 home routing of Cercle Brugge KSV.

De Camargo was a regular starter during the following campaigns, being a key offensive unit as Standard won two league titles in a row. In January 2009, he signed a new contract until June 2013.[7]

On 16 September 2009, De Camargo captained the side in a 3–2 home loss against Arsenal.[8]

Borussia Mönchengladbach[edit]

On 22 April 2010, De Camargo announced that he would transfer to Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach at the end of the season.[9] After struggling with injuries, he made his debut for the club on 2 October, playing the last eight minutes in a 1–1 home draw against VfL Wolfsburg.[10]

De Camargo scored his first goal for Borussa on 6 November 2010, netting his team's third in a 3–2 home draw against FC Bayern Munich; he previously assisted Marco Reus in Borussia's second goal.[11] He suffered a knee injury in the following March which kept him out of the latter stages of the season,[12] but still returned in May. He scored the winner on 19 May in a 1–0 home defeat of VfL Bochum, and also assisted Reus in the equalizer in the 1–1 away draw for the return leg six days later, as his side narrowly avoided relegation through the play-offs.[13]

De Camargo was loaned to fellow top tier club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on 29 January 2013, until the end of the season.[14] He left the side with one goal in only eight matches, being an unused substitute in both legs of the relegation play-offs.

Back to Standard Liège[edit]

On 8 July 2013, De Camargo signed a three-year contract at his former club Standard Liège.[15] A backup to Imoh Ezekiel and Michy Batshuayi during his first season, he managed to score eleven goals in his second.

Back to Genk[edit]

On 23 June 2015, KRC Genk signed De Camargo from Standard Liège, with he returning to his first professional club on a two-year deal.[16] He played his first match for the side on 25 July, starting and scoring a brace in a 3–1 home win against OH Leuven.

Despite appearing regularly, De Camargo only contributed with seven goals in 33 matches.

APOEL[edit]

On 15 July 2016, De Camargo signed a two-year contract with reigning Cypriot champions APOEL FC.[17] He made his official debut on 27 July 2016, coming on as a 77th-minute substitute in his team's 2–1 away defeat against Rosenborg BK for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.[18]

De Camargo scored his first goal for APOEL on 10 September 2016, netting the third goal in his team's 4–0 away victory against Nea Salamis Famagusta FC for the Cypriot First Division.[19] Five days later, he scored the winner in APOEL's 2–1 home victory over FC Astana for the group stage of the UEFA Europa League.[20]

International career[edit]

In January 2009, De Camargo received Belgian nationality.[21] he was called up to the Belgium national team and made his debut against Slovenia in February 2009. He appeared in nine matches during his international career with Belgium, but without managing to score.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 18 April 2018[22][23]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Genk 2001–02 Belgian First Division A 5 1 5 1
2002–03 5 0 1[a] 0 6 0
2004–05 15 1 1 1 6[b] 2 22 4
Subtotal 25 2 1 1 7 2 33 5
Heusden-Zolder (loan) 2003–04 Belgian First Division A 33 10 4 1 37 11
Molenbeek 2004–05 Belgian First Division A 13 5 13 5
2005–06 15 9 15 9
Subtotal 28 14 28 14
Standard Liège 2005–06 Belgian First Division A 4 1 1 0 5 1
2006–07 24 10 6 5 30 15
2007–08 32 8 4 1 4[c] 1 40 10
2008–09 29 8 1 0 9[d] 2 1[e] 0 40 10
2009–10 27 6 1 0 11[f] 4 1[e] 0 40 10
Subtotal 116 33 13 6 24 7 2 0 155 46
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2010–11 Bundesliga 19 7 2 0 2[g] 1 23 8
2011–12 25 5 4 1 29 6
2012–13 14 2 2 0 6[h] 3 22 5
Subtotal 58 14 8 1 6 3 2 0 74 18
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (loan) 2012–13 Bundesliga 8 1 0 0 8 1
Standard Liège 2013–14 Belgian First Division A 30 5 1 0 7[i] 3 38 8
2014–15 37 11 2 0 10[j] 0 49 11
Subtotal 67 16 3 0 17 3 87 19
Genk 2015–16 Belgian First Division A 30 6 3 1 33 7
APOEL 2016–17 Cypriot First Division 27 10 7 1 12[k] 2 1[l] 0 47 13
2017–18 23 13 3 3 11[a] 3 0 0 40 19
Subtotal 50 23 10 4 23 5 1 0 84 32
Career total 417 120 42 14 77 20 3 0 339 154
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Intertoto Cup
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Cup
  4. ^ Two appearances in UEFA Champions League, seven appearances and two goals in UEFA Cup
  5. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Belgian Supercup
  6. ^ Five appearances and one goal in UEFA Champions League, six appearances and three goals in UEFA Europa League
  7. ^ Appearance(s) in Bundesliga Relegation Playoffs
  8. ^ Two appearances in UEFA Champions League, four appearances and three goals in UEFA Europa League
  9. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  10. ^ Four appearances in UEFA Champions League, six appearances in UEFA Europa League
  11. ^ Four appearances in UEFA Champions League, eight appearances and two goals in UEFA Europa League
  12. ^ Appearance(s) in Cypriot Super Cup

International[edit]

As of 25 May 2012[24]
Belgium
Year Apps Goals
2009 4 0
2011 4 0
2012 1 0
Total 9 0

Honours[edit]

Genk
Standard Liège
APOEL

References[edit]

  1. ^ Igor de Camargo at BDFutbol. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Como brasileiro foi de restaurador de sofás a jogador da 'ótima geração belga' e Champions" [How Brazilian went from a sofa restorer to player of the 'great Belgian generation' and Champions] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "Masterful Madrid crush Genk". UEFA.com. 25 September 2002. Retrieved 13 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "Heusden-Zolder sign Genk eleven". UEFA.com. 16 June 2003. Retrieved 13 April 2018. 
  5. ^ "Igor De Camargo loodst Heusden-Zolder naar zege" [Igor De Camargo leads Heusden-Zolder to victory] (in Dutch). GVA.be. 5 April 2004. Retrieved 13 April 2018. 
  6. ^ "De Camargo à Bruges ce lundi" [De Camargo to Bruges on Monday] (in French). La Libre Belgique. 30 January 2006. Retrieved 13 April 2018. 
  7. ^ "Igor De Camargo tot 2013 bij Standard (Brussel)" [Igor De Camargo until 2013 at Standard (Brussels)] (in Dutch). De Standaard. 13 January 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2018. 
  8. ^ "Standard Liege 2–3 Arsenal". BBC Sport. 16 September 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2018. 
  9. ^ "Perfekt: de Camargo kommt!" [Perfect: De Camargo is coming!] (in German). Kicker. 22 April 2010. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Great performance unrewarded as Borussia draw with Wolves". Borussia Mönchengladbach. 3 October 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2018. 
  11. ^ "Rousing 3-3 draw against Bayern". Borussia Mönchengladbach. 8 November 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2018. 
  12. ^ "Igor de Camargo fällt mehrere Wochen aus" [Igor de Camargo is out for several weeks] (in German). SPOX.com. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2018. 
  13. ^ "De Camargo sets the BORUSSIA PARK alight". Borussia Mönchengladbach. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2018. 
  14. ^ "De Camargo makes Hoffenheim switch". Borussia Mönchengladbach. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2018. 
  15. ^ "Hoffenheim: Igor de Camargo wechselt zu Standard Lüttich" [Hoffenheim: Igor de Camargo joins Standard Liège] (in German). Goal. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2018. 
  16. ^ "Igor DE CAMARGO au Racing Genk" [Igor DE CAMARGO to Racing Genk] (in French). standard.be. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  17. ^ "Σύναψη συμφωνίας με Igor De Camargo" [Agreement with Igor De Camargo] (in Greek). APOEL FC. 15 July 2016. Archived from the original on 18 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  18. ^ "Rosenborg 2–1 APOEL". UEFA.com. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  19. ^ Νέα Σαλαμίνα 0-4 ΑΠΟΕΛ [Nea Salamina 0-4 APOEL FC] (in Greek). apoelfc.com.cy. 10 September 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  20. ^ "APOEL 2–1 Astana". UEFA.com. 15 September 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2016. 
  21. ^ "Brasileiro Igor De Camargo vai jogar pela seleção da Bélgica" [Brazilian Igor De Camargo will play for the Belgian national team] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2018. 
  22. ^ Igor de Camargo at Soccerway. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  23. ^ "Igor de Camargo" (in French). France Football. Retrieved 20 April 2018. 
  24. ^ "Igor de Camargo". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 20 April 2018. 

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