Eduardo Celmi Camavinga was born on the 10th of November 2002, and he is a French professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Real Madrid. Born in Angola, he plays for the France national team.
According to research, it has been confirmed Camavinga was born in a refugee camp in Cabinda, Angola in 2002, to Congolese parents. The young star has five siblings. His family moved to France when he was 2. The research has it that 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.
As per BBC report, Camavinga joined Rennes’ youth system when he was 11. The young talent signed his first professional contract on the 14th of 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 the 6th of April 2019, becoming the youngest player to ever play for Rennes’ first team, at 16 years and six months old.
On the 18th of August 2019, Camavinga recorded an assist and was awarded the man of the match award in a 2–1 win against Paris Saint-Germain. The young star 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.
Real Madrid, on the 31st of August 2021, 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. After a frame of three days, on the 15th of September 2021, he made his Champions League debut for Real Madrid, coming on as a substitute for Luka Modric in the 80th minute and assisting Rodrygo for the winner against Inter Milan. The former Rennes star made a substitute appearance in the 85th minute of the 2022 UEFA Champions League Final, helping Real Madrid win 1–0 over Liverpool to earn the 2021–22 UEFA Champions League title.
According to the talkSPORT report, on the 5th of November 2019, Camavinga obtained French citizenship. After a frame of six days, he 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.
And on the 27th of August 2020, Camavinga was called up to play on France’s senior team after Paul Pogba was sidelined by a positive COVID-19 test. The Midfielder 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. Again, on the 8th of 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 the French national team since Maurice Gastiger in 1914 at 17 years, nine months, and 29 days old.
However, it was reported on the 25th of June 2021, that Camavinga was named in Sylvain Ripoll’s 18-man France squad for the Summer Olympics in 2021. But the young star was later removed from the squad after his club, Rennes, objected.
In August 2021 the midfielder signed a contract with Real Madrid that nets him a whopping salary of 4 Million Euro (3.4 Million Pound) per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns €1,712.32 (£1,490) per day and €71 (£62) per hour!
Per year €4,000,000 £3,478,261
Per month €333,333 £289,855
Per week €76,923 £66,890
Per day €10,959 £9,529
Per hour €456 £397
Per minute €8 £7
Camavinga Net Worth
A report from ESPN has it that just after signing his first professional contract, his net worth was estimated to be around 500,000 Euros. However, a Forbes report confirmed that he currently earns over 4 Million Euro (3.4 Million Pound) per year at Real Madrid. His current net worth is estimated at 8 Million Euro (6.8 Million Pound).
La Liga: 2021–22
Supercopa de España: 2021–22
UEFA Champions League: 2021–22
UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Month: August 2019
IFFHS Men’s Youth (U20) World Team: 2020, 2021