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Memories of Messi's first coach
Lionel Messi's first coach, Xavi Llorens, tells UEFA Training Ground about his memories of working with the FC Barcelona star at the club's famous La Masia youth academy.
The making of Marc Overmars
Former Dutch star Marc Overmars discusses his early football memories, the best advice he learned as a youngster and his boyhood heroes.
The making of Philipp Lahm
We trace the rise of the Bayern München captain, going back to the grassroots club where he began his career.
The making of Ashley Young
Ashley Young reveals how he overcame rejection to make it as one of his country's brightest stars with England and Manchester United FC, while his first coach speaks about the talent he had from an early age.
The making of Daniele De Rossi
Daniele De Rossi tells UEFA Training Ground why his first club, A.S. Ostia Mare, was so important to his development and how he started out as a striker.
The making of Anouk Hoogendijk
We visit the tiny club where one of the Netherlands' top female stars began her career.
Wayne Rooney in focus
The England and Manchester United FC star reveals why Ryan Giggs and Sir Alex Ferguson are both inspirations for him.
Lionel Messi in focus
FC Barcelona's talisman tells us about his appetite for goals.
Frank Lampard in focus
The England and Chelsea midfielder explains his favourite training drills.
The making of Rachel Yankey
England women's legend Rachel Yankey reveals her "love of the game" and how she started out as a young girl for London grassroots club Mill Hill United.