Marcelo, the Real Madrid left back narrated a story about his childhood and the poverty his family faced to the extent that he had to beg a shop owner to sell him a ball and that he will pay when he is old enough.
he kept his promise.
according to him: “When I was 14 years old, I asked my mom a football ball and she said, ‘No Marcelinho, we can’t afford that’. So, I went to the store and said to the lord, ‘Can you sell me a football? I’ll pay when I’m a professional football player’. He started laughing and said, ‘Hell yes Marcelo, just remember to pay’. So. it was.
“When I had the chance, I came back and bought all the balls to give the poor kids in my neighbourhood.”