Tagged "Barcelona"

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Diego Armando Maradona

Diego Armando Maradona was born as the fifth of eight children in the slums of Villa Fiorito near Buenos Aires. He entered professional football at the astonishing age of 15 and debuted with the Argentine national team a year later. Despite Maradona's tal...

Luís Figo

Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo was born on the 4th of November, 1972. He grew up in a modest family setting in Almada, the working-class district of Lisbon. Luís began his career Os Pastilhas, before joining Sporting Lisbon at the age of 11. As a youngst...

Ronaldo

Ronaldo was born Luis Nazario de Lima and grew up in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. Inspired by his childhood hero Zico, he joined a youth club called Valqueire. There, Ronaldo played futsal or "futebol de salão". In the following few years, he took part...

Hristo Stoichkov

Hristo Stoichkov was born in Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria. His father played as a goalkeeper for the local club Spartak. In 1976, at the age of 10, Stoichkov joined the youth academy of Maritza in his hometown and remained there until 1984...

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