the rise of Frenchman Eduardo Camavinga from refugee camps to Real Madrid

The prestigious European final, hosted in Paris and won on Saturday by Real Madrid against Liverpool (1-0). Eternal and unsinkable, the Spanish club continues to maintain its legend. This is the 14th coronation in the Champions League.

The legendary match was watched by 5.9 million viewers on TF1 (33.4% audience share) and 1.06 million on Canal+ (6% audience share). So many spectators who were able to witness the remarkable performance of Frenchman Eduardo Camavinga.

“We play with the heart”

During this meeting, the young French international Eduardo Camavinga shone in the colors of the Spanish club. Author of two goals during the Spanish championship, the Madrilenian is the author of a promising first season with his club.

We play in the best club in the world, we only play big matches, I am very happy to have played in the final and to have won it. And in addition we play with the heart, at some point it pays”. declared the French midfielder at the microphone of Canal + after the coronation of Real.

It’s a childhood dream come true, to reach the cup, to experience matches like that, it’s crazy, that’s why I came here. Eduardo Camavinga, at the microphone of Canal+

“He is a smiling child”

Eudardo Camavinga started playing football when he was 7 years old. Licensed from the club AGL Drapeau Fougères where he cut his teeth, he joined Stade Rennais a few years later. “Off the field, he is a smiling child”, confided his father, Celestino Camavinga, in 2021. “The fact that my son is one of the great talents in Europe affects the whole family”.

But it is not only on the lawns that the player gets involved. Born in a refugee camp in Angola in the early 2000s, he arrived in northern France with his parents when he was still an infant. “My parents came to France to escape the war”, explained the young man in 2021 during an interview with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Enabling refugees to play sports

Alongside his career as a professional footballer, the young player got involved with war refugees, especially after the start of the war in Ukraine. Recently, the French international echoed a call for donations launched by the United Nations agency for refugees who wish to allow refugees to play sports.

As a former refugee, I have seen how football can change a life. That’s why I support the UN refugee agency, which works to make sport accessible to those who have been forced to flee.”, wrote the midfielder on social networks last February.

Camavinga soon in EDF?

At only 19 years old, the young champion is one of the French hopes for Euro 2023. Behind the scenes, Eduardo Camavinga dreams above all of finding the France team. A selection in Blue would allow him to complete his promising first season at Real Madrid.

In the event of withdrawal from midfielder Paul Pogba (Manchester United), injured in the calf, it is indeed Camavinga who is tipped to replace him… “I’ve become more responsible, I’ve learned things on the pitch with experienced players, I’m not the same as a year ago.« , he said after the Champions League victory.

<p><strong>Eduardo Camavinga with the La LIGA trophy won this year by his club, Real Madrid.  Madrid - April 30, 2022.</strong></p>

With this new victory, Real Madrid will start next season with a lot of optimism. Season during which the players Vincius, Rodrygo and especially Eduardo Camavinga will be called upon to assume more and more responsibilities.

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