Footballers when they were young

Footballers when they were young

From being innocent young achievers to global icons, these footballers have come a long way, and they hardly look the same with age, fame and money taking the toll on them over the years. It is highly possible that it would hard for you or me or anyone to recognize them from their old photos.

published on May 09, 201519 responses 0

From growing up in the mean streets of Sweden to stealing bikes so as to feed his young, adrenaline rush to go onto becoming one of the best footballers of this generation, hiss journey to success has been a long one indeed.

From growing up in the mean streets of Sweden to stealing bikes so as to feed his young, adrenaline rush to go onto becoming one of the best footballers of this generation, hiss journey to success has been a long one indeed.

The Ballon d’Or winner was born in a poverty-struck family, but it wasn’t long until he made a name for himself, eventually becoming one of the best players in our generation.

The Ballon d’Or winner was born in a poverty-struck family, but it wasn’t long until he made a name for himself, eventually becoming one of the best players in our generation.

Born in the town of Ocón de Villafranca, Burgos, starting his football career at Real Oviedo, then moving onto Real Madrid, Valencia, Chelsea and Manchester United most recently.

Born in the town of Ocón de Villafranca, Burgos, starting his football career at Real Oviedo, then moving onto Real Madrid, Valencia, Chelsea and Manchester United most recently.

If it wasn’t for Barcelona, his career would have perhaps turned out different, but then again, if it wasn’t for him, probably the team wouldn’t have achieved the same heights that they did.

If it wasn’t for Barcelona, his career would have perhaps turned out different, but then again, if it wasn’t for him, probably the team wouldn’t have achieved the same heights that they did.

One of highly rated youngsters, he was born as a natural leader, captaining his high school team to several championship wins. Currently, he is one of Arsenal’s prominent players, and definitely a future captain in the making.

One of highly rated youngsters, he was born as a natural leader, captaining his high school team to several championship wins. Currently, he is one of Arsenal’s prominent players, and definitely a future captain in the making.

Chelsea’s all-time leading goal scorer began his career at West Ham United, his father former club. Two decades later, he now boasts three Premier League titles, one Champions League title, and over 100 apperances for England.

Chelsea’s all-time leading goal scorer began his career at West Ham United, his father former club. Two decades later, he now boasts three Premier League titles, one Champions League title, and over 100 apperances for England.

From spending time by playing football at his grandparents’ garden to becoming Manchester United’s most capped player, his three decade long career has seen him win almost every major trophy that a Premier League club could possibly win

From spending time by playing football at his grandparents’ garden to becoming Manchester United’s most capped player, his three decade long career has seen him win almost every major trophy that a Premier League club could possibly win

The Barcelona defender’s attacking traits is something that he had inherited from his playing time as a defensive midfielder. He has now come a lot far down the road now, and will soon be a father to his next child with Shakira.

The Barcelona defender’s attacking traits is something that he had inherited from his playing time as a defensive midfielder. He has now come a lot far down the road now, and will soon be a father to his next child with Shakira.

Born in the city of Porto Alegre, his magical chemistry with the ball is known to almost every other supporter. It was when he was 8, when he started showcasing his brilliance in the game.

Born in the city of Porto Alegre, his magical chemistry with the ball is known to almost every other supporter. It was when he was 8, when he started showcasing his brilliance in the game.

He started out young, playing for his local club Whiston Juniors, where he was noticed by Liverpool scouts. He eventually joined the Liverpool Academy at the age of nine, and the rest is just history.

He started out young, playing for his local club Whiston Juniors, where he was noticed by Liverpool scouts. He eventually joined the Liverpool Academy at the age of nine, and the rest is just history.