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 and Career
Camavinga was born in a refugee camp in Miconge, Angola in 2002, to Congolese parents, who fled from Kinshasa. 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.
On 7 July 2020, he obtained the Baccalauréat ES (Economic and Social) without mention.
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. He made his professional debut for Rennes in a 3–3 Ligue 1 tie with Angers on 6 April 2019, becoming the youngest player to ever play for Rennes’ first team, 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. 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.
In the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League, he featured in four matches for Rennes against Krasnodar, Chelsea and Sevilla.
On 31 August 2021, Real Madrid announced Camavinga had signed a contract until 30 June 2027 from Rennes. 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.
Born in Cabinda, Angola, Camavinga moved to France at the age of two. On 5 November 2019, he obtained French citizenship. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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.
On 25 June 2021, Camavinga was named in Sylvain Ripoll’s 18-man France squad for the Summer Olympics in 2021. However he was later removed from the squad after his club, Rennes, objected.
Eduardo Camavinga is currently single and not in any relationship for now. Eduardo Camavinga is also not married.
Net Worth and Salary
Eduardo Camavinga earns €12 million annually playing for Real Madrid FC.
Eduardo Camavinga’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $13 million – $25 million.
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