Legendary soccer players are always inspirational to amateurs and other professional athletes in bringing out the best in their game, and possibly become superstars, too. But certain football players, some of whom are not the biggest names in the industry, are heroes to their own following because of the tales behind their success— which usually includes the struggle that came before the triumph. Here are some of the most inspirational success stories in soccer:
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Victor Moses. Nothing less than admiration can be given to someone who came out of tragedy to become an established player in the Premier League. Moses' missionary parents were murdered during the Kaduna riots in 2002, and he traveled to England to seek asylum.
Charlie Austin, Sergio Torres, Miroslav Klose. These three have one common denominator: they all started as brick-layers and brick-makers to earn a living before being discovered by different soccer leagues.
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Lionel Messi. Messi had been afflicted with a growth hormone deficiency in his youth. His family could not afford the expensive cost of treatment and it almost jeopardized his chances of joining any club, until Barcelona funded it because of his prodigious soccer skills.
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