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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?

Why Is Soccer the Most Popular Sport in the World?

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.

Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona than Click to Flip
Diego Maradona now

David Beckham

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo than Click to Flip

Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao than Click to Flip
Radamel Falcao now

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi than Click to Flip
Lionel Messi now

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney than Click to Flip
Wayne Rooney now

Zlatan Ibrahimović

Zlatan Ibrahimović than Click to Flip


Ronaldinho then Click to Flip

Alex Ferguson

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Alex Ferguson now

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger then Click to Flip
Bastian Schweinsteiger now

David Silva

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Andrés Iniesta

Andrés Iniesta then Click to Flip

Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie then Click to Flip

Cesc Fàbregas

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