Camavinga Set to Make History for Real Madrid As French Midfielder Leads the Race for 2022 Golden Boy Award

Camavinga Set to Make History for Real Madrid As French Midfielder Leads the Race for 2022 Golden Boy Award

  • Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is currently the favorite to lift this year’s Golden Boy award, both in the popular vote and that of the experts
  • The French midfielder has been shortlisted alongside 99 other young players aged under 21 for the prestigious award
  • Camavinga is seeking to become the first Real Madrid player to win the coveted award which has previously been won by Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland

Real Madrid midfielder, Eduardo Camavinga is seeking to follow in the footsteps of fellow France teammate, Kylian Mbappe to win the Golden Boy Award.

The 19-year-old midfielder has been shortlisted for the 2022 edition of the award after a successful debut season at Real Madrid where he emerged as La Liga champions.

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Real Madrid midfielder, Camavinga is currently the favorite to lift this year’s Golden Boy award. Photo by Chris Brunskill
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According to AS, Camavinga who also won the UEFA Champions League with Los Blancos will be aiming to become the first Real Madrid player to win the coveted prize.

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The Golden Boy award is given to the best player under the age of 21 in European football and has been won by several top players including Erling Haaland, Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero, and Paul Pogba.

Camavinga will contest this year’s award with the likes of Barcelona’s Pedri, Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham, Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala, and Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka.

Real Madrid want English midfielder Jude Bellingham as next Galactico

Meanwhile, Real Madrid are already plotting ahead of the 2023/24 season and are mapping out transfer targets for the next season to help strengthen their squad.

According to Fansided, Los Blancos’ main objective is to sign Jude Bellingham from Bundesliga side, Borussia Dortmund next season.

The Spanish giants have brought in Aurelien Tchouameni and Antonio Rudiger this summer and are hoping to add the English midfielder to their elite squad next season.

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Camavinga gets rousing welcome from National teammates

Earlier, Sports Brief reported an adorable video has emerged on social media where Real Madrid star Eduardo Camavinga was given a rousing welcome by his teammates in the French Under 21 national team.

This is coming days after the 19-year-old midfielder helped his club Real Madrid to win the Champions League beating Premier League side Liverpool 1-0 in the final.

Liverpool were tipped by many football fans around the world to win the Champions League title for this year, but Real Madrid stars were more determined and came out victorious.

Source: Sports Brief News