At 8 years old Diego Maradona was scouted off the streets of Lomas de Zamora, the tough neighbourhood in which he was raised, by scouts from the revered Argentinos Juniors youth academy. He was immediately singled out as a special talent. By 12 he was entertaining crowds with his ball juggling skills at half time of the senior teams matches.
Ten days shy of his 16th birthday he made his debut with the first team, becoming the youngest player to ever appear in the Argentinian top flight. The next five years would see him amass 115 goals in just 167 appearances.