He start playing football at lowly club Everton and as his talent emerged, Wayne Rooney was then snapped by Manchester United.
Same goes to Antonio Valencia, before become prominent player for Manchester United, he just a winger at lowly club, Wigan Athletic.
But for Edwin Van Der Sar, it is true that he has played for Juventus and Ajax first, two big club in Europe. But then he just jump into a mediocore club at Fulham based in London. Until later on, he joined Manchester United and becoming one of the greatest goal keeper.
"DAVID BECKHAM IS BRITAIN'S FINEST STRIKER OF A FOOTBALL NOT BECAUSE OF GOD-GIVEN TALENT BUT BECAUSE HE PRACTISES WITH A RELENTLESS APPLICATION THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF LESS GIFTED WOULDN'T CONTEMPLATE" – Sir Alex Ferguson –