It’s amazing how people around the world live the sport of soccer as if it was a religion. They venerate soccer players and imitate their playing styles. Many of them also try to look like them.
But have you ever thought about how your favorite soccer players looked at the beginning of their careers? Years of being in the limelight and dozens of PR experts around have sure groomed them well. But how did they look like back in the day?
In this gallery, you can look at some of the greatest soccer players then and now. You can see images from their initial matches and witness the big transition in the way they look now. But mind you, their appearances may have drastically changed but their magical soccer skills certainly have not.
So, are you ready to browse through some of the very startling images of footballers then and now? Without much ado, let’s get started.
Robin van Persie