As a youth talent scout, hours upon hours are spent watching youngsters play football on cold, rainy pitches all over the globe, in the hope of unearthing the next world star. Well, we’ve made it a whole lot easier for you (as well as being warmer and dryer), by travelling back in time to bring you this lot. Each one of these youngsters made it to the big-time and became a global star. But can you name all of them?

Click on a young Paul Scholes to go through the gallery

Compiled by Jimmy Areabi