Eduardo Camavinga becomes the first footballer to walk the runway of Balenciaga

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    Eduardo Camavinga, the 19-year-old French and Real Madrid midfielder became the first football player to walk the runway for the French luxury fashion Balenciaga.

    Last Wednesday (6th July), during Demna Gvasalia second couture show, Eduardo Camavinga was chosen to model for Balenciaga.

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    Eduardo Camavinga walked for Balenciaga (Image Credit: Twitter)

    At a very young age, Camavinga has proved himself as a serious fashionista. Earlier, last month, Camavinga was present in various fashion shows of Paris Fashion Week. His Real Madrid teammate David Alaba was also present at Paris Fashion Week.

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    While Camavinga is now the first footballer to walk the runway for Balenciaga, it wasn’t the first time, when a footballer walked the fashion runway. In 2019, English Premier League club Arsenal’s Spanish full-back Hector Bellerin appeared at Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton show in Paris.

    Eduardo Camavinga recently completed an impressive first season for Real Madrid

    Midfielder Camavinga officially joined the Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid last August. The former Rennes (French Ligue 1 club) footballer signed a six-year deal for the Los Blancos that will run till 2027 summer.

    The youngster was enough busy last season (2021/22), as he impressively made a total of 40 appearances (including 16 times in starting XI) in his first season for Real Madrid. In those appearances, he scored two goals and assisted twice more. So, he was a key player for the Whites to win the Supercopa de Espana, La Liga and the UEFA Champions League trophies.

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    Real Madrid youngster Camavinga (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

    Camavinga also appeared late in the UCL 2021/22 final against the Premier League club Liverpool as the youngster came on the field as the replacement of Federico Valverde in the 86th minute of the game.

    Angola-born Camavinga made his France U21 debut in November 2019, soon after confirming his French citizenship.

    In September 2020, Camavinga made his debut for the French senior national team. He has already played three games for the senior national team and scored one home goal against Ukraine in an international friendly game in October 2020.

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    French footballer Eduardo Camavinga (Image Credit: Twitter)

    Though Camavinga was selected in the 18-member men’s France squad for the Summer Olympics in 2021, he was later withdrawn after his then club Rennes’ objection.  

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