Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 26 November 2020

Before they were famous: Virat Kohli, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sachin Tendulkar and a gallery of stars before they hit the big time

They are now recognised the world over, but had to start somewhere

They are the sporting superstars, recognised by millions and followed by fans all over the world.

But the greats of the game all had to start somewhere.

They were younger and showing signs of talent, but who could have imagined the success that was going to come their way?

From the young Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo about to sign for Manchester United, teenage tennis player Andy Murray, to another future Wimbledon champion doing her homework before play.

Above is a gallery of future stars and what they went on to achieve. To see the next up and coming talent, swipe the picture.

Updated: April 27, 2020 01:06 PM