Dreams come true. Who are the soccer players in ball boys?
Who is a soccer player from a ball boy who realized ‘dream come true’?
Soccer clubs often give club youth a ball boy opportunity to contact first-team players and develop their dreams. It is the same in Korea as well as in Europe. Through this, there are some players who are drawing attention as they are caught in videos of their young ball boy days on TV. Britain’s “The Sun” shed light on European footballers who used to be ball boys.
The first player mentioned is Phil Foden, 20, of Manchester City. Foden has only built a career in Manchester City without a single rental. Forden, who slowly increased his chances of playing, became a perfect starting point when David Silva left for Real Sociedad this season. He is showing off his overwhelming skills across the front line and the second line 안전공원
Foden released a photo of his ball boy days on his personal SNS shortly after his performance against Liverpool on the 8th (Korean time. A small boy behind Stefan Jovetic was Foden. It was interpreted as a picture that meant that he was proud to play a key role against a strong player like Liverpool in a young child who admired the players who played in the past.
Next up is Chelsea’s Callum Hudson Odoi, 20. Odoi is currently active in the first team due to the use of Chelsea’s Sunggol Youth. Odoi was a ball boy who held Samuel Etou’s hand when he celebrated after a hat-trick against Manchester United in 2014. Bernardo Silva, 26, of Manchester City, was also a ball boy during his former team Benfica. Silva appeared in the UEFA Europa League (UEL) at Benfica and Napoli in 2008.
Donny van der Beek, 23, and Mathais de Licht, 21, are Ajax Youth, but currently play for Manchester United and Juventus, respectively. The two players toured the stadium as ballboys during Ajax Youth, drawing attention for taking commemorative photos with Luis Suarez.
Brahim Diaz, 21, a youth player of Real Madrid and a loaner of AC Milan, was a ball boy who admired Isco’s play during Malaga Youth. Diaz was pleased to play on the same team as his role model for the first time in eight years through his personal SNS since Real’s transfer.