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Casemiro turns 31: Interesting facts you should know

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Casemiro turns 31: Interesting facts you should know. Photo/ Planet Football.
  • Casemiro, one of the best midfielders in the world, turned 31 on Thursday, February 23
  • The Brazilian plays for Premier League club Manchester United
  • Casemiro won 18 trophies at Real Madrid before joining Manchester United last summer

Brazil is known for producing some of the greatest football talents, and Casemiro happens to be one of them. Casemiro turned 31 on Thursday, and we will take you through some interesting facts you should know about him.

The Brazilian, who is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world, plays for Premier League club Manchester United. Casemiro is known for his aggression, hard-tackling and extremely high work-rate.

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Casemiro. Photo/ Planet Football.

Prior to joining The Red Devils, Casemiro played for Real Madrid in Spain, where he achieved great success, winning five UEFA Champions League and three La Liga titles.

Here, let’s have a look at eight interesting facts you should know about Casemiro as he celebrates his 31st birthday.

1. His Zodiac Sign Is Pisces 

Casemiro was born on February 23, which means his zodiac sign would be Pisces. People born under the sign tend to be hardworking, creative and impressionable. Well, these are the exact things we have seen with the Brazilian midfielder.

2. Has The Nickname “The Tank” 

His real name is Carlos Henrique Casimiro. The Manchester United star has the nickname “The Tank” due to his tenacity on the pitch. Casemiro has a competitive spirit and is known for his fierce challenges, stamina and consistency.

The midfielder has also been dubbed a “destroyer” due to his combative style of play, which involves pressing opponents, tracking back and covering ground.

3. Diagnosed With Hepatitis At The Age Of 14 

One of the facts you probably didn’t know about Casemiro is that he was diagnosed with Hepatitis at the age of 14. He had to stay at home and stop playing football because he couldn’t even walk. Fortunately, he overcame the illness and continued playing at his boyhood club Sao Paulo.

4. Casimiro or Casemiro?

Well, we all know him as Casemiro, and even this articles uses the name “Casemiro” to refer to the Manchester United midfielder. But his real name is actually Casimiro and not Casemiro, which leads to the question why such a distinction?

The origin of the name Casemiro dates back to his days at Sao Paulo where he impressed fans during a certain match. The fans began cheering his name as Casemiro and not Casimiro, which made the talented midfielder begin using the name to remind himself to always perform well during matches.

5. Won 18 Trophies At Real Madrid

Well, any topic about Casemiro would be incomplete without including his career at Real Madrid. And one of the interesting facts about his time with the Los Blancos is that Casemiro won a total of 18 trophies with them.

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Casemiro won 18 trophies at Real Madrid. Photo/ Primicias.

His decorated Real Madrid career includes five UEFA Champions League and three La Liga titles. The Brazilian midfielder joined Real Madrid in 2013 and left in 2022 after nine years.

6. His Wife Is Three Years Older Than Him 

One of the interesting facts about Casemiro is that his wife, Anna Mariana Ortega Brahm is three years older than him. Anna was born on July 12, 1989, whereas Casemiro was born on February 23, 1992.

Casemiro married Anna in 2014. and they have a daughter named Sara (born March 6, 2016). The age difference between Casemiro and his wife has never been a problem in their relationship. Actually, the Manchester United star is not the only footballer whose wife is older than them.

7.  Jose Mourinho Boosted His Confidence 

Towards the end of his time at Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho motivated Casemiro by telling him he is going to be the best central midfielder in the world.

“[He told me] ‘I know you, you are good, and you are going to be the best central midfielder in the world’. He gave me this confidence. I left the dressing room believing that I was Cristiano Ronaldo. I was left believing that I was the best in the world. The confidence and energy that he gave me was incredible.” Casemiro told Spanish newspaper Cope, as per Think Football Ideas.

8. Spent A Season On Loan At FC Porto 

Well, this is one of the facts many football fans do not know about Casemiro. The Brazilian midfielder, who joined Real Madrid in 2013, was loaned to FC Porto on July 19, 2014. He spent the 2014-15 season in Portugal, scoring four goals in 41 matches.

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Casemiro scored four goals for FC Porto. Photo/ beIN SPORTS.

Abraham Odhiambo is an avid sports fan who loves to write about football, boxing and wrestling. He's a big supporter of Manchester United. He's pursuing a bachelor's degree in Communication and Media at Egerton University.

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