All great players had to start somewhere.
Even players like Zinedine Zidane, Andrea Pirlo, and Thierry Henry were fresh-faced debutantes at one point in their lives.
The nervous feeling upon stepping onto the main stage for the first time is the great equaliser that bonds all players.
This is what all your favourite players looked like when they made their professional debuts…
Zinedine Zidane (Cannes)
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
John Terry (Chelsea)
David Beckham (Manchester United)
Andrea Pirlo (Brescia)
Alan Shearer (Southampton)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Sporting CP)
Wayne Rooney (Everton)
Paul Pogba (Manchester United)
Michael Owen (Liverpool)
Thierry Henry (Monaco)
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich)
Emile Heskey (Leicester)
Zidane had hair and John Terry didn’t. We live in such a crazy world.