A lot of years have passed since some of the best footballers in the world started out.
New Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic took his first steps at Malmo in 1999.
Arsenal ace Mesut Ozil was turning heads at Schalke in 2006, just a year before Chelsea star Eden Hazard turned pro at Lille.
Liverpool‘s Philippe Coutinho was sent on loan to Vasco da Gama in 2009 just a year after signing a professional contract with Inter Milan.
But how did these stars look in the early stages of their career?
Check out our gallery above to find out.