Goal of the decade, a first love against which he often won: summarized in 10 statistics of Igor De Camargo’s (long) career

After 22 years of career, Igor de Camargo (38) closed the chapter of his football career this Saturday evening. He will leave Belgium and return to Brazil, his native country. Here is a ten-figure summary of his impressive career.

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This is the number of Belgian clubs listed Igor de Camargo He has been wearing the jersey since he first landed at Zaventem airport in 2000. At seventeen he came to us with no contract in his pocket. Accompanied by two agents, he then set about looking for a team to start his professional career. This will ultimately be the Genk hopeful team who will then wear the first team jersey. He will then defend the colors of Heusden-Zolder, FC Brussels, Standard and FC Mechelen before wearing the last shirt in Belgium, that of RWDM (successor to FC Brussels). His adventure in Belgium is over.

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This is the number of matches on the field of the Kingdom that De Camargo has played in his long career. The club he has played for the most is Standard with 242 duels. The Porto Feliz native had his heyday with two successful stints and trophies. After Standard, he also wore the Mechelen jersey 109 times. Of this total of games played on our territory, 331 were in the framework of the first division. In the hierarchy of players who have played the most games Lega Prothe Belgian-Brazilian comes in 14th place.

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De Camargo’s most successful opponent in his career is his first Belgian love, KRC Genk. Against no other opponent in Belgium he has achieved so much success. The opponent who has bothered the teams he has worn the shirt the most is La Gantoise. In 30 duels against the buffaloeshe had 14 defeats.

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This is the number of goals scored by the 38-year-old forward on the pitch Jupiler Pro League. Most of them (48) were scored during his time rouche. In the ranking of the best scorers in the history of the Belgian first division, the great Igor occupies the sixteenth place, at a distance from the leaders Gert Verheyen who scored 156 goals in our Kingdom’s top football league. Igor De Camargo has scored more often against Charleroi (9 times), then Club Brugge (8 times).

It is at Standard that Igor De Camargo has played the most matches in Belgian competitions. Trophies and the captain’s armband are also known. © iStock

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De Camargo had never heard of Belgium before settling there at the age of 17. But our country immediately won his heart and he was then naturalized Belgian, which allowed him to be called by the red devils. It was on 11 February 2009, at the age of 25, during a friendly match against Slovenia that he wore the national team jersey for the first time. In total, he brought it nine times, but he never managed to score. After a friendly against Montenegro on 25 May 2012, he has never been called up again.

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This is the number of games played by the great Igor in the Champions League. There were five with APOEL Nicosia and Standard and one with Genk. To this figure must also be added those of the preliminary rounds. It is above all his campaign with the Cypriot colors that has marked him the most, as he recounted in the podcast MEDIUM. APOEL Nicosia had faced Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham in the group stage. He had taken two points against the of Londoners. But during these duels, De Camargo has never shaken the nets. His favorite European Cup was the Europa League. In 29 matches with Standard, Borussia Mönchengladbach and APOEL, the Belgian-Brazilian found ten faults.

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We will not tell you about his number of goals in Lega Pro, but a minute of play linked to his most emblematic goal with the colors of Borussia Mönchengladbach. It was May 2011 in the match against VfL Bochum to avoid relegation. “It wasn’t the best goal of my career, but it was the most important”he said later. Supporters of Fohlen they have not forgotten the goal that allowed the club to stay Bundesliga. In 2020 he was elected “goal of the decade”.

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His favorite jersey number. Throughout his professional career, De Camargo wore six different numbers on the back of his jersey. 9, 10, 11, 15, 21 and 47. For 16 seasons he wore the legendary number 10. To conclude his career in Belgium and Europe, he wore number 47 at RWDM, as the number that the club disappeared in. 2002.

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

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This is the number of direct expulsions that Igor De Camargo has received in his career. You read that right, only one. But you also have to add two more after being brandished with two yellow cards. Yet the man was an artist when it was necessary to gain precious seconds at the end of the match and he was not afraid of committing professional misconduct when it was necessary. But the referees never had to complain about him. He also only collected 69 yellow cards, which is not huge for such a long career and so many games played.

This is the number of Belgian clubs Igor de Camargo has worn the shirt for since he first landed at Zaventem airport in 2000. At seventeen he came to us with no contract in his pocket. Accompanied by two agents, he then set about looking for a team to start his professional career. This will ultimately be the Genk hopeful team who will then wear the first team jersey. He will then defend the colors of Heusden-Zolder, FC Brussels, Standard and FC Mechelen before wearing the last shirt in Belgium, that of RWDM (successor to FC Brussels). His Belgian adventure is now over, this is the number of matches on the field of the Kingdom that De Camargo has played in his long career. The club he has played for the most is Standard with 242 duels. The Porto Feliz native had his heyday with two successful stints and trophies. After Standard, he also wore the Mechelen jersey 109 times. Of this total of games played on our territory, 331 were in the framework of the first division. In the hierarchy of players who have played the most matches in the Pro League, the Belgian-Brazilian is in 14th place. Against no other opponent in Belgium he has achieved so much success. The opponent who has bothered the teams he has worn the shirt the most is La Gantoise. In 30 games against the Buffalos, he has lost 14 times. This is the number of goals scored by the 38-year-old forward in the Jupiler Pro League. Most of them (48) were scored during his rouche period. In the ranking of top scorers in the history of the Belgian first division, the great Igor occupies the sixteenth place, at a distance from the leader Gert Verheyen who scored 156 goals in the top football division of our Kingdom. Igor De Camargo scored more often against Charleroi (9 times), then Club Brugge (8 times) De Camargo had never heard of Belgium before settling there at just 17. But our country immediately won his heart and he was then naturalized Belgian, which allowed him to be called by the Red Devils. It was on 11 February 2009, at the age of 25, during a friendly match against Slovenia that he wore the national team jersey for the first time. In total, he brought it nine times, but he never managed to score. After the friendly against Montenegro on 25 May 2012, he was no longer called up: this is the number of matches played by the great Igor in the Champions League. There were five with APOEL Nicosia and Standard and one with Genk. To this figure must also be added those of the preliminary rounds. It is above all his campaign with the Cypriot colors that has marked him the most, as he recounted in the MIDMID podcast. APOEL Nicosia had faced Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham in the group stage. He had taken two points against the Londoners. But during these duels, De Camargo has never shaken the nets. His favorite European Cup was the Europa League. In 29 games with Standard, Borussia Mönchengladbach and APOEL, the Belgian-Brazilian has found ten faults, his most emblematic goal with the colors of Borussia Mönchengladbach. It was May 2011 in the match against VfL Bochum to avoid relegation. “It wasn’t the best goal of my career, but it was the most important,” he later said. Fohlen fans have not forgotten the club’s goal in the Bundesliga. In 2020 it was voted “goal of the decade”. His favorite shirt number of him. Throughout his professional career, De Camargo wore six different numbers on the back of his jersey. 9, 10, 11, 15, 21 and 47. For 16 seasons he wore the legendary number 10. To conclude his career in Belgium and Europe, he wore number 47 at RWDM, as the number that the club disappeared in. 2002 De Camargo won that number of trophies in Belgium. He has won three national laurels: with Standard (2008 and 2009) and Genk (2002). In Mechelen he won the D1B championship and the Belgian Cup in 2019. Abroad he has won two more trophies with APOEL Nicosia, Cyprus, the number of direct red cards that Igor De Camargo has received in his career. You read that right, only one. But you also have to add two more after being brandished with two yellow cards. Yet the man was an artist when it was necessary to gain precious seconds at the end of the match and he was not afraid of committing professional misconduct when it was necessary. But the referees never had to complain about him. He also only collected 69 yellow cards, which is not huge for such a long career and so many games played.

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