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This is what all your favourite players looked like on their debuts

What did these top players look like when they were much, much younger?

All great players had to start somewhere.

Even players like Zinedine Zidane, Andrea Pirlo, and Thierry Henry were fresh-faced debutants at one point in their lives.

The nervous feeling upon stepping onto the main stage for the first time is the great equaliser that bonds all players.

This is what all your favourite players looked like in their debut seasons as a fully fledged professional…

Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

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Cristiano Ronaldo (Sporting CP)

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Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad)

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David Beckham (Manchester United)

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Paul Pogba (Manchester United)

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Neymar (Santos)

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Zinedine Zidane (Cannes)

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Luis Suarez (Uruguay)

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Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)

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Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)

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John Terry (Chelsea)

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Andrea Pirlo (Brescia)

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Alan Shearer (Southampton)

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Wayne Rooney (Everton)

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Michael Owen (Liverpool)

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Thierry Henry (Monaco)

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Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich)

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Kylian Mbappe (Monaco)

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Emile Heskey (Leicester)

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Zidane had hair and John Terry didn’t. We live in such a crazy world.


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