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James Rodriguez.
James Rodriguez.

When he was just 16, James Rodriguez displayed his precocious talent by scoring directly off a corner when playing for Club Atletico Banfield in the Argentine league.

Wilfried Bony earned the nickname ‘Daddy Cool’ while representing Dutch club Vitesse. The club used to play the Boney M track of the same name whenever he scored a goal!

Born on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14, 1987), Edinson Cavani’s love for scoring goals began even before he was 10. His father Luis, in order to inspire him, used to promise a Coke for every goal he scored. Once Cavani netted two or three, Luis would ask the coach to substitute him!

Daniel Sturridge prepares for a game by watching his goals on phone during the ride to the stadium. Given the prolific form he is in, the ‘inspirational’ video has got longer and longer. — R. Narayanan

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