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Carlos Henrique Casemiro received this Thursday the EFE 2020 Trophy, an award with which EFE Agency recognizes since the 1990-91 season the most outstanding Ibero-American soccer player in The league. With the number 14 on his back, Casemiro is part of the squad of the Real Madrid since 2015 and has in his record, among other trophies, four Champions Leagues, three club world cups and two league titles.
Asked about the future challenges with the Real Madrid jersey, Casemiro stressed that this year “is very important” for the white club, defending the league title. “The most beautiful thing comes now. We have important games, we have the Champions and almost 50 league points. The important moment is now. We are prepared, taking a good dynamic and doing things well. We have played the last game against Valencia very well and we are in a good moment for the most important moment that comes now, “he concluded.
The Uruguayan Edinson cavani (2018) and the Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas (2016) are the last soccer players to be awarded the EFE Trophy, which the Argentine Leo messi He has received five times and that of Real Madrid received in the 2016/2017 season. Key piece in the eleven led by the French Zinedine Zidane, the midfielder born in São José dos Campos (São Paulo) in 1992, he is the sixth Brazilian to receive this distinction after those awarded to Romario, Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Rivaldo Y Ronaldinho.
Casemiro ‘very happy’ to join the prestigious list of the EFE Ibero-American Player Award
️ “The names of those who have received it speak for themselves: Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Cristiano Ronaldo, Redondo … I’m very happy.”
– EFE Sports (@EFEdeportes) February 18, 2021
Casemiro played 46 games last season, 8 of them in the Champions League, which represented a total of 4,080 minutes on the pitch, in which he scored 5 goals and gave 2 assists. 4 of the goals were in the League, in which he gave 1,810 passes and recovered 294 balls. So far this time, in which he had to be quarantined in November after catching COVID-19, he has played 27 games, scored 5 goals, provided an assist and in the league championship he has recovered 123 balls.
With the trophy in his hands, Casemiro said that, “without a doubt, it is an honor to receive this important award.” “Like all individual awards, it would not exist without the help of my teammates. First, I wanted to thank my teammates, mainly, for the year we have done after such a difficult year for us,” he said.
The Brazilian pointed out that the names that fill the prize list “speak for themselves.” He highlighted Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Cristiano Ronaldo and Redondo, and showed his happiness for “receiving such an important trophy.” “It is individual, but I want to thank my colleagues and thank EFE for choosing me. Last year was difficult, but special for me, with great work, like every year,” he continued.
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