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PORTRAIT – Rennes: who is Eduardo Camavinga, the new Rennes feeling?


Eduardo Camavinga scored on Wednesday for his first tenure in Ligue 1 at 16, 5 and 21 days. The future belongs to him.

He could not dream better debut. At 16 years, 5 months and 21 days, Eduardo Camavinga experienced Wednesday his first professional title against Monaco (2-2), four days after winning the Coupe de France. An XL exit with 100% of successful passes (18/18), 77% of duels won (10/13), 4 recovered balls and 3 fouls suffered, until the ovation when it was replaced by Hatem Ben Arfa at the 64th. "He was waiting for this moment, to play in front of the public Rennes.It's extraordinary, something that we had never seen.God gave him this talent, with the formation of Stade Rennais. so much better ", says for Goal his father, Célestino Camavinga.

"The assets to become a great player"

After the meeting, Julien Stephan also praised the midfield: "Camavinga is a young player who has a very, very big potential, we will continue to develop, who will grow up at the club and I hope for him, that he will, in the months to come settle in the team. " Within the group, "Everyone appreciates it", recognizes Adrien Hunou. The attacker sees at his young partner "the assets to become a great player." But one thing at a time. "Eduardo has a certain modesty and does not want to have a big head"says one of his first coaches, Fernandes, Nicolas Martinais. "Because he knows where he comes from, what galleys he and his family have gone through." Just like the tragedy of 2013, when the family home, under construction, suddenly caught fire.

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"They lost everything overnight." Eduardo and the whole family were weeping, they were only housed in a room, I remember his dad, who went to see his son and said, 'Eduardo, it's is you who will raise the family in these tragic moments. " The words are strong. Just as much as the joy of the Camavinga family when congratulating Rennes' hope on Wednesday night. "30,000 people who applaud it, it's exceptional, it gives chills"adds Nicolas Martinais, now an educator at La Chapelle-Janson, near Rennes, in Ille-et-Vilaine. The evolution of the young man is as amazing as he had started in the judo and it is only 7 years that his parents decided to enroll in a football club. "He was always outclassed and already had that good mood"we explain.

With Dembélé's agent, Gnagnon …

Moments that seem far away when you see the trajectory that his career has taken, between his first professional contract, his debut in Ligue 1, his first tenure, the Coupe de France and the Europa League. It also remains to manage the question of naturalization. Arrived from Angola at the age of 1 year, steps have been taken with his entourage. "We made the files, I'm still waitingsays his dad. But it's the will of the family because we were welcomed by France. "

Meanwhile, Eduardo Camavinga continues his merry way. He has also changed agents by joining the squad of Moussa Sissoko, who manages the interests of the former Rennais Adama Diakhaby, Joris Gnagnon and Ousmane Dembélé. In a corner of his head, he can dream of a destiny similar to that of his three elders. In particular that of the last, world champion and current semi-finalist of the Champions League with FC Barcelona. Stars full of eyes for a player with certain potential, became Wednesday the first player born after January 1, 2002 to start a game in the five major European leagues.

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