FROM ELECTRICIAN TO FOOTBALLER

21:10 Elijah Ogidi-Olu 0 Comments

A little boy once had a very big dream of becoming a footballer and as a young boy, made known of his passion by going through the painful process of tattooing his favourite's club badge on his back.
He was rejected the chance to showcase his talent at the age of 9 everywhere he went with the claim that he was "too chubby" but he didn't allow that to kill his motivation and passion. He wouldn't stop showing up at trainings and didn't miss the south american tradition of pitch-side football. He tried a few more times and was rejected still.

He was almost following 'instructions' and succumbing to the pressure by quitting and becoming an electrician (he had already started partially) but decided to try again at the local club he once was rejected and he was accepted into the reserves of the B team or youth team, albeit with the nickname "el pocho" meaning "the chubby one".
He rose to limelight in 2004 at the age of 19+ by scoring an important goal against the major title contenders in the 69th minute of their most crucial game of the football calendar and immediately he earned a new nickname "la Bestia" meaning "The Beast"... That undoubtedly was his breakthrough.
He soon stepped up to join Italian serie A side Napoli and soon made an impact for the club by scoring a hat-trick in a 3–1 victory over Pisa in the Coppa Italia at the Stadio San Paolo; this was the first hat-trick by a Napoli player in 14 years. The first league goal he scored for Napoli came during a 5–0 victory against Udinese on 2 September 2007. After the match, he was described in reports as "inspirational" with the media proclaiming, "Napoli's star is born." The Neapolitan club hadn't won a league match by such a large margin since 1988, when Diego Maradona was at the club.
He currently plays for french Ligue 1 side PSG, earning a whooping £96k per week.
Ezequiel Iván Lavezzi was born on 3rd May 1985 (age 29). His last football match was against the Nigerian national team, coming on as a substitute for the injured Sergio Aguero. Argentina won the match by 3 goals to 2.
Except for persistence and determination, we would never know who Lavezzi was... Or wait, maybe just one electrician down the street.
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