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I think that's 8 year old Smitty who, let's be honest, wasn't quite Real Madrid material. I can't imagine how good this kid must have been. Or rather, how good he must be. It will be interesting to see how he pans out. Obviously a lot of these youth players never make it, but heck, even if only ONE does, it's a great investment. It does happen too. Iker Casillas, Spain's goalie and the current Real Madrid goalkeeper and captain, started training with Real Madrid at the age of 9. So remember the name Leonel Angel Coira just in case. If he has it his way, he'll be the next Lionel Messi.