Edouard Camavinga, a young player for Real Madrid, won the UEFA Champions League at the age of 19. The French midfielder’s journey from a refugee camp to the biggest club competition is an inspiring one. When the 19-year-old was homeless in Angola and had to play on the streets in France, he was inspired to become a football player.
Edouard Camavinga won his first UEFA Champions League title with Real Madrid on Saturday night after coming on as a second-half substitute.
A talented young man and his parents were struggling to stay alive 17 years ago in the enclave of Cabinda in Angola and replaced Federico Valverde in the 85th minute and almost scored. The teen’s life is inspiring because he went from being homeless to a star.
On May 28, 2022, the French player who was born in Angola and plays for France got his hands on the coveted Champions League trophy. But the 19-year-old’s journey has not been an easy one.
Edouard Camavinga was born in Angola in a place called Cabinda that was a war zone. When he was only two years old, his parents had to leave Angola.
In 2013, the Camavinga family were hit by another tragedy. Their home in France burned down, and they lost everything they owned. The kid said that made him want to get serious about football.
At that time, before he joined his first team, Camavinga played on the street.
Camavinga joined Rennais when he was very young. In 2018, he played for the club’s youth team. After only a year, the talented midfielder showed what he was made of.
He moved up to the first team of Stade Rennais quickly. He joined the first team for the first time in the 2019 season.
After a good season, clubs like Manchester United started to watch the defensive midfielder.
Real Madrid were the first team to sign Camavinga in 2021. He signed a six-year deal to play with Los Blancos.
Even though Carlo Ancelotti hasn’t made him a starter yet, he is often seen as the player who can change the game. His presence against Manchester City in the semi-final was a turning point.
The young player has won both the La Liga and the UEFA Champions League in just one year. Camavinga has a bright future, and his story is truly amazing and inspiring.