Lionel Messi's first coach in Spain, Xavi Llorens, tells UEFA Training Ground about his memories of working with the Argentina and FC Barcelona star at the club's famous La Masia youth academy.
The making of Philipp Lahm
We trace the rise of the Germany and FC Bayern München captain, going back to the grassroots club where he began his career.
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 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 Fernando Hierro
Spain and Real Madrid CF legend Fernando Hierro reveals his early football memories and why Diego Maradona was an inspiration in his formative years.
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.