Goal of the decade, a first love he always won: summary of 10 statistics on Igor De Camargo’s (long) career

After a 22 -year career, Igor de Camargo (38) closed the chapter of his football career this Saturday night. He will leave Belgium and return to Brazil, his homeland. Here is a ten digit summary of his impressive career.

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This is the number of Belgian clubs where Igor de Camargo has been wearing the jersey since he first landed at Zaventem airport in 2000. At the age of seventeen, he came to us without a contract in his pocket. Accompanied by two agents, he then looked for a team where he could start his professional career. It is ultimately the Genk team’s hope that he will wear the first team jersey. He will then defend the colors of Heusden-Zolder, FC Brussels, Standard and FC Mechelen before wearing Belgium’s last jersey, that of RWDM (the successor to FC Brussels). His Belgian adventure is over.

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This is the number of Kingdom field games De Camargo has played in his long career. The club where he has played the most is Standard with 242 duels. The Porto Feliz native has his fame there with two successful stints and trophies. After Standard, he also wore the Mechelen jersey 109 times. Of these total games played in our territory, 331 were in the structure of the first division. In the hierarchy of players who have played most of the matches Pro Leaguethe Belgian-Brazilian is in 14th place.

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De Camargo’s most successful opponent of his career was his first Belgian love, KRC Genk. Against no other opponent in Belgium he has achieved a lot of success. The opponent who gives the most trouble to the teams whose uniform he wears is La Gantoise. In 30 duels against buffaloeshe had 14 losses.

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This is the number of goals the 38-year-old striker has scored Jupiler Pro League. Most of them (48) got his time roche. In the ranking of the best scorers in the history of the Belgian first division, the great Igor occupies the sixteenth place, far from the leader. Gert Verheyen who scored 156 goals in the highest football division in our Kingdom. Igor De Camargo has always scored against Charleroi (9 times), then Club Brugge (8 times).

In the Standard Igor De Camargo has played most of his matches in the Belgian competition. The captain’s trophies and armband are also well known. © iStock

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De Camargo had never heard of Belgium before he settled there at the age of 17. But our country quickly won his heart and he became a naturalized Belgian, allowing him to be called red demons. On February 11, 2009, at the age of 25, during a friendly match against Slovenia he wore the national jacket for the first time. In all, he took it nine times, but he never scored. After a friendly match against Montenegro on May 25, 2012, he was never called up again.

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This is the number of games played by the great Igor in the Champions League. There are five in APOEL Nicosia and Standard and one in Genk. To this number must also be added that of the preliminary rounds. Especially his campaign under the Cypriot colors that marked him the most as he said in the podcast MIDMID. APOEL Nicosia clashed with Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham on the group stage. He scored two points against Londoners. But during these clashes, De Camargo never shook the nets. His favorite European Cup is the Europa League. In 29 meetings with Standard, Borussia Mönchengladbach and APOEL, the Belgian-Brazilian found fault ten times.

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We won’t tell you about his number of purposes Pro League, but a minute game was linked to his most symbolic goal in the colors of Borussia Mönchengladbach. In May 2011 in the game against VfL Bochum to avoid a fall. “It’s not the most important goal of my career, but it’s the most important”, he said later. The supporters of Fohlen not forgetting the goal that allows the club to stay on Bundesliga. In 2020 he was elected “Aim for the decade.”

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His favorite jersey number. Throughout his professional career, De Camargo wore six different figures on the back of his tunic. 9, 10, 11, 15, 21 and 47. For 16 seasons, he wore the mythical number 10. To end his career in Belgium and Europe, he wore the number 47 in RWDM, just like the number that the club when it disappeared in 2002.

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De Camargo won that number of trophies in Belgium. He has won the national laurel three times: with Standard (2008 and 2009) and Genk (2002). In Mechelen, he won the D1B championship and the Belgian Cup in 2019. Abroad, he won two more trophies with APOEL Nicosia, Cyprus.

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This is the number of direct red cards Igor De Camargo has received in his career. You read that right, just one. But you also need to add two more after being marked with two yellow card stock. Even the man is an actor when it comes to getting precious seconds at the end of the game and isn’t afraid to commit professional misconduct if necessary. But the referees never had to complain about him. He also collected 69 yellow cards, which is not great for such a long career and many games played.

This is the number of Belgian clubs whose jersey Igor de Camargo has worn since he first landed at Zaventem airport in 2000. At the age of seventeen, he came to us without a pocket contract. Accompanied by two agents, he then looked for a team where he could start his professional career. It is ultimately the Genk team’s hope that he will wear the first team jersey. He will then defend the colors of Heusden-Zolder, FC Brussels, Standard and FC Mechelen before wearing Belgium’s last jersey, that of RWDM (the successor to FC Brussels). His Belgian adventure is over.This is the number of Kingdom field games De Camargo has played in his long career. The club where he has played the most is Standard with 242 duels. The Porto Feliz native has his fame there with two successful stints and trophies. After Standard, he also wore the Mechelen jersey 109 times. Of these total games played in our territory, 331 were in the structure of the first division. In the hierarchy of players who have played the most Pro League matches, the Belgian-Brazilian ranks 14th. Against no other opponent in Belgium he has achieved a lot of success. The opponent who gives the most trouble to the teams whose uniform he wears is La Gantoise. In 30 games against the Buffalos, he has lost 14 times. This is the number of goals the 38-year-old striker has scored in the Jupiler Pro League. Most of them (48) scored during his rouche period. In the ranking of the top scorers in the history of the Belgian first division, the great Igor occupies sixteenth place, far from the leader Gert Verheyen who scored 156 goals in the highest division of football. in our Kingdom. Igor De Camargo has consistently scored against Charleroi (9 times), then Club Brugge (8 times). But our country quickly won his heart and he became a naturalized Belgian, allowing him to be called the Red Devils. On February 11, 2009, at the age of 25, during a friendly match against Slovenia he wore the national jacket for the first time. In all, he took it nine times, but he never scored. After a friendly match against Montenegro on May 25, 2012, he was never called up again. This is the number of games played by the great Igor in the Champions League. There are five in APOEL Nicosia and Standard and one in Genk. To this number must also be added that of the preliminary rounds. Especially his campaign under the Cypriot colors that marked him the most as he said on the MIDMID podcast. APOEL Nicosia clashed with Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham on the group stage. He scored two points against the Londoners. But during these clashes, De Camargo never shook the nets. His favorite European Cup is the Europa League. In 29 games with Standard, Borussia Mönchengladbach and APOEL, the Belgian-Brazilian has found the error ten times.his most emblematic goal in the colors is Borussia Mönchengladbach. In May 2011 in the game against VfL Bochum to avoid a fall. “It’s not the most important goal of my career, but it’s the most important,” he later said. Fohlen fans have not forgotten the goal of keeping the club in the Bundesliga. In 2020, he was voted “goal of the decade.” His favorite jersey number. Throughout his professional career, De Camargo wore six different figures on the back of his tunic. 9, 10, 11, 15, 21 and 47. For 16 seasons, he wore the mythical number 10. To end his career in Belgium and Europe, he wore the number 47 in RWDM, just like the number that the club when it lost in 2002 .De Camargo won that number of trophies in Belgium. He has won the national laurel three times: with Standard (2008 and 2009) and Genk (2002). In Mechelen, he won the D1B championship and the Belgian Cup in 2019. Abroad, he won two more trophies with APOEL Nicosia, Cyprus. This is the number of direct red cards Igor De Camargo has received in his career. You read that right, just one. But you also need to add two more after being marked with two yellow card stock. Even the man is an actor when it comes to getting precious seconds at the end of the game and isn’t afraid to commit professional misconduct if necessary. But the referees never had to complain about him. He also collected 69 yellow cards, which is not great for such a long career and many games played.

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