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Casemiro turns 29 as a great Madridista benchmark

Sports writing, Feb 23 (EFE) .- Brazilian midfielder Carlos Henrique Casemiro, recognized with the EFE 2020 Trophy as the most outstanding Ibero-American footballer in the Spanish League, turns 29 years old as a benchmark for Real Madrid, a key player as a midfielder and second highest scorer this season in which his history at the club continues to grow. On the eve of a key duel in the Champions League, on an early morning day to be congratulated by his family, trip to Real Madrid City, meeting with the president and congratulations from Florentino Pérez, plus flight to Bergamo and training at the scene of the duel against Atalanta, Casemiro had his birthday. Born on December 23, 1992 in Sao José dos Campos (Sao Paulo), the Brazilian midfielder is completing his seventh season at Real Madrid, a club he joined in 2013 and left to play for a year at Porto. , which enshrined him in European football. Since his return to the White House, he has won a total of fourteen titles: four Champions Leagues, three Club World Cups, two Leagues, two European and Spanish Super Cups plus a King’s Cup. He is a key part of the team led by Zinedine Zidane, the footballer who gives balance from his position, who covers teammates and who, this season, has taken a step forward in goals scored. With six, he has become, after Karim Benzema, the second top Madrid striker. “The most beautiful thing comes now,” he told Efe when collecting the award with which he was recognized. “We have important games, we have the ‘Champions’ and the important moment is now. We are prepared, taking a good dynamic and doing things well,” he added with his mind in the Bergamo duel against Atalanta. Casemiro has played a total of 268 games for Real Madrid and scored 29 goals. He is already the 47th footballer in the historical match classification, three from Isidoro San José and four from Fernando Morientes. It continues to grow every season, also as a foreign footballer with more matches. After beating Argentine Gonzalo Higuaín, he is eleventh and his next player in sight is Mexican Hugo Sánchez with 283 games. (c) EFE Agency

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