Eduardo Camavinga Profile
|Born||Nov 10, 2002|
Eduardo Camavinga is emerging as one of the hottest talents in continental Europe following his high-profile move from Rennes to Real Madrid.
The former Rennes youth prospect is a France international and made a big impact in his breakthrough season for La Liga giants Real Madrid.
The Angola-born star joined the youth set-up of Rennes in 2013 before making his way through the age groups and eventually the first team.
Camavinga did not walk down a straight path to glory, having a number of life struggles. His parents became refugees after fleeing from Congo to Miconge, Angola, in the early 2000s.
Camavinga was born in a refugee camp in 2002, before moving to Fougeres in north-west France. This where he would grow up, as well as develop into one of Europe's hottest talents.
After signing with local youth club Drapeau de Fougeres, which then earned him a trial with Rennes.
By the age of 18, Camavinga has announced his name on the world stage and already caught the attention of Real Madrid.
Early first-team breakthrough
After being a member of Rennes' youth development program since the age of 11, Camavinga became their youngest-ever player.
At the age of 16 years and one month he signed his first professional contract and in 2019 Camavinga made his professional debut in a 3-3 draw with SCO Angers.
Despite only playing 364 minutes in the 2018/19 campaign, the young midfielder had already shown eye-catching ability.
In the 2019/20 season, Camavinga played 25 out of 38 Ligue 1 games, registering one goal and two assists.
After winning with Man of the Match during Rennes' 2-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain, Camavinga scored his first goal for the club - and the winning goal - against Lyon on December 15, 2019.
However, the following 2020/21 campaign would be an even greater success for the midfielder.
His terrific solo effort against Montpellier secured his side's first win of the season, with the midfielder becoming an integral part of a new-look Rennes squad.
His terrific displays would end up securing him promotion to the France senior team - and he announced himself on the international stage with an overhead kick goal during a 7-1 battering of Ukraine in October 2020.
Camavinga was establishing himself as one of the hottest young talents in French football and his potential had already attracted some of Europe’s big-hitters, including Real Madrid.
The latest Galactico
Despite rumours that he would be initially loaned back to Rennes for a season, coach Carlo Ancelotti brought Camavinga straight into Madrid's first team.
His first La Liga goal for the capital giants came in Real Madrid's 5-2 win over Celta Vigo on September 12, 2021, and he was also on target in the 4-1 victory over Sociedad on March 5, 2022.
He played a starring role after coming on as a 75th-minute substitute as Real Madrid secured a 3-1 semi-final secong-leg win and 6-5 aggregate success over Manchester City at Estadio Bernabeu to book a place in the 2021/22 Champions League final.
Camavinga came on as a substitute in the 85th minute during the Champions League final, helping secure Real Madrid's 14th trophy in the 1-0 win over Liverpool.
The 19-year-old ended the season with 40 appearances and two goals, across all competitions, as Real Madrid also claimed La Liga and the Supercopa de Espana.
Despite being born in Angola and to Congolese parents, Camavinga was raised in France, with the midfielder choosing his French nationality.
Camavinga caught the eye in four standout games for France Under-21s before stepping over to the senior side in 2019.
In August 2020, he became the youngest-ever Frenchman to be called up to play for the national team and marked the milestone when coming on as a substitute in the 4-2 win over Croatia on September 8 in the UEFA Nations League.
Breaking another record, Camavinga also became France's youngest-ever goalscorer in October 2020, scoring a magnificent opener against Ukraine.
In 2002, Camavinga was born in an Angola refugee camp to his two Congolese parents, Sofia and Celestino. After fleeing from Congo, him and his family would settle down in France.
The Frenchman has five siblings, two brothers, Sebastio and Celio, and two sisters.
Eduardo Camavinga's net worth is reporterd to be €500,000.