5 footballers who started their careers at a young age

The achievements of Fernando Ovelar, Juan Camilo Hernandez, Maximiliano Romero, among others, are on a rise. LatinAmerican Post tells you more about them

5 footballers who started their careers at a young age


In Latin American football there is a series of players that have been emerging at an early age, debuting with great success. Each of the coaches has seen his talent and his conditions. That is why they have given them the possibility to enter the field and emerge.

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The desire to succeed, the spirit and desire are three of the virtues that these young players have to show their talent in the field. Scouts and recruiters of players have seen the good level of them, and for that reason, several of them have reached important clubs in Europe.

From age 14 onwards, these Latino players have taken advantage of the opportunity that has been given to them and have climbed to high-level locations. LatinAmerican Post presents the five Latin American players that have debuted at a young age and that are great promise of world football.



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1. Fernando Ovelar: a teenager with a great future

The Paraguayan debuted with Cerro Porteño at age 14 and has shined for his great performance. According to Elpais.com, he became the youngest player to score in the Guarani first division and make his debut in an Asuncion classic.

Fernando Jubero gave him the option of being part of the professional team and discovered him playing in the U-15 cast of Paraguay "Since Ovelar started training with us we have realized that he is a player with a lot of potentials," Jubero told As.com..The Spanish trainer,

Likewise, Jubero added that he is a player who understands soccer very well thanks to his technical wealth and good punching. Al Olympia, a classic rival of the cyclone, scored a goal in his second official match with the team and is currently a ninth-grade high school student. In addition, Manchester City is following the steps to the player.


2. Juan Camilo "Cucho" Hernández: A promise born in Colombia

The Colombian attacker debuted at age 15 and his career has been on the rise. His quality and great conditions made him the leader of Deportivo Pereira who was looking for promotion to the First Division of Colombian Soccer.

The Argentine technician Hernán Lisi gave him the possibility of debuting and Hernández became the leader of the squad 'matecaña' thanks to his talent. The website Semana.com, r said that the player was signed by the Watford of England who was dazzled by the projection of the young footballer.

Later it was lent in the America of Cali, and then it was transferred to the Huesca of Spain where it leads to this cast to the First Division. He debuted with the Colombian team in a friendly match against Costa Rica and scored two goals in the victory of the eleventh 'coffee' 3-1.

His father, Néstor Hernández told Futbolred.com, that he would like to see his son playing at Barcelona and that from then on he will decide the best.


3.Maximiliano Romero: with only 19 years

The Argentine attacker is one of the players who is taking giant steps at his age. According to him, the digital media, laopinión.com, is a soccer player who acts as center-forward but also can do it for the bands.

With less than 40 games with Velez Sarsfield of Argentina, he was transferred to PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands for a value of 10.5 million euros. Argentine website La Nación said coach Phillip Cocu told Fox Sports that Romero is a very strong player physically and with great power.


4. Agustín Cannobio: coming from a great generation

With 20 years of age, the Uruguayan midfielder has had a good performance with Peñarol. Transfermarkt.es registered that it can act as an end for the bands and that in the same way, it also acts as a centre-forward by definition.

He debuted professionally with the Phoenix where he stood out and then the club noticed his talent that allowed him to shine and devote himself. "I love watching videos of the games I play in order to correct mistakes and improve," Cannobio told the website futbol.com.uy.


5. Paulinho: a Brazilian jewel that arrived in Germany

The Brazilian footballer came to Bayern Leverkusen with Vasco Da Gama's 17-year-old. He was born in Rio de Janeiro on July 15, 2000, and, became the youngest player to score a goal in the Brazilian championship with the Rio club.

Speaking to the Bundesliga in Spanish, the journalist Eduardo Moura spoke of him as a very fast player, who defines well and is intelligent. He had the opportunity to represent his country in the U-17 World Cup where he scored three goals and made two assists.


LatinAmerican Post | Daniel Cuevas

Translated from: '5 futbolistas que iniciaron sus carreras desde pequeños'

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