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Ball boys, as you may know, are usually academy players that sit on the sidelines and throw the balls to the professional players. They, too, are attempting to establish professional careers and play on those fields, and many of them have been successful. So many individuals have gone from being ball boys to becoming renowned footballers, and we'll look at seven ball boys who went on to become famous footballers in this article.
Foden is only 21 but he's already established himself as one of the best players in the world, according to Pep Guadiola, who described Foden as the most talented player he's ever seen. Last year, after scoring a wonder goal to help Manchester City beat Liverpool, he took to Twitter to celebrate with a throwback. He posted two photos: one on the right shows him scoring the miracle goal, and the other on the left shows him as a ball boy on the sidelines. That was in the year 2013.
2. Callum Hudson Odoi
Callum Hudson-Odoi was a ball boy not long ago and is one of the players on this list. He's only 21, and he made his Chelsea first-team debut in 2018. During a match between Chelsea and Manchester United in 2014, Samuel Eto was a ball boy for the first time. The Cameroonian scored a hat trick and celebrated with the ball boy, who happened to be Callum Hudson-Odoi.
3. Alvaro Morata
Alvaro Morata has spent the majority of his career switching between the various Madrid clubs. Even though he is now at Juventus, he is still an Athletico player, and he had a similar youth career. Morata spent his entire youth career as a ball boy with various Madrid clubs.
4. Van Der Beek
Because of how much time he spent on the Manchester United bench, you may have forgotten how important Van Der Beek was to Ajax back then, but the lad was great at Ajax and was also a ball boy.
5. Matthijs De Ligt
Of course, we all know that De Ligt began his career at Ajax and served as the team captain at one point. He spent time in the Ajax academy and worked as a ball boy at a few games before that.
6. Bernardo Silva
In his younger days, the talented left-footer was a boy with a ball, but not for Manchester City, but for his boyhood club, Benfica.
He was noted for sitting on the bench during a crucial Europa League match between Benfica and Napoli.
7. Carlos Tevez
The Argentine legend was once a ball boy on the sidelines. He began his career as a ball boy for Boca Juniors in Argentina, not for Manchester City or Manchester United, nor for any other team in Europe.
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