The Unbreakable Spirit of Eduardo Camavinga: From Tragedy to Triumph

An episode when Eduardo Camavinga He was a child marks the life of the Real Madrid player. The fire at his house while he was at school left the family in ruin, with nothing but the hope of little Edu becoming a professional footballer as salvation. This is how he tells it Camavinga In an emotional interview with Movistar Plus+.

“At that time I was at school. In the morning I saw the firefighters passing near my school. I didn’t imagine that something was happening at my house. A teacher told my sister and me that our house had caught fire. In I didn’t believe it at first,” says the Real Madrid player. “It was the first time I saw my father cry.”

It was in that moment of shock, probably, when the Camavinga footballer was born. “He told me that I would raise the family,” recalls the player, who from a very young age had to live with pressure. “It is a story that is now part of my life and I think that is what has allowed me to be the man I am today…”.

Since then, the life of Camavinga It was at full speed. The French player became the youngest footballer to debut in Ligue 1 with Rennes, with 16 years, 4 months and 26 days, surpassing Kylian Mbappé’s previous mark. And he would immediately sign for Real Madrid to become the ninth youngest player to play in a Champions League match with a Real Madrid shirt. Camavinga can now boast of having won all possible titles at club level, apart from having broken records with France.

Because on September 8, 2020, he became the youngest player to play for the French national team in this century and the youngest since 1945, surpassing Maryan Wisniewski, who debuted at 18 years and 2 days in 1995. A record-breaking footballer who complied with what his father asked of him when his house turned into rubble due to the flames. “You will save the family.”

2024-03-04 13:17:11
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