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# Prodigy

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Voted the best young player at Euro 2016, Renato Sanches is looking to reignite his career
Chelsea are reportedly in the hunt to take the teenager on loan.
14-year-old becomes youngest Ladies European Tour winner
Most people go their whole life without winning a professional golf tournament. Atthaya Thitikul has achieved it in her teens.
France prospect completes Manchester United move
Juventus were interested in Aliou Badara Traore until the last minute, but Jose Mourinho has finally managed to tie down his man.
Tottenham and Man United target has 'several clubs' chasing him
Cengiz Under is drawing interest from a number of teams around Europe.
Chelsea snap up 15-year-old Rangers prodigy
The Scottish club wanted the Scotland U17 international to stay at Ibrox
Kluivert Jr follows dad's footsteps at Ajax
There was a wave of nostalgia in the Netherlands in March when he scored his first top-flight goal ten years to the day after his father’s final strike.
Watch: Dortmund's teenage prodigy stuns Bayern in cup semi
A brilliant strike from Ousmane Dembele 15 minutes from the end settled the game.
Teenage sensation Mbappe helps fire Monaco to Champions League semis
Radamel Falcao also netted for the home side in a whirlwind start at the Stade Louis II.
The Trinity student who’s a world champion in taekwondo
Ellen Ince chats to The42 about the tough task of balancing life as an elite athlete in her sport with college work.
Gunners legend Petit says Monaco prodigy is ahead of Thierry Henry in one respect
The ex-Arsenal midfielder was full of praise for Kylian Mbappe after the youngster made his France debut.
A 17-year-old rumoured Man United and Madrid target is ripping it up with Milan in Serie A
Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma looks a star in the making.
Man City's teenage prodigy shines in West Ham victory
Gabriel Jesus showed his immense potential as his side outclassed the Hammers.
Teenage dream as 'the next Zlatan' becomes Sweden's youngest scorer
Born in a Stockholm suburb to Eritrean parents, the player hit 10 goals in 24 matches in his debut season at AIK in 2016.
'Next Zlatan' makes Swedish history
Meanwhile, Wilfried Zaha made his international debut against Sweden for the second time.
16-year-old Juventus prodigy set to reject Arsenal and Man United
Moise Kean recently became the first player to be born this century to appear in Serie A and the Champions League.
Juventus set to unleash 16-year-old starlet Kean
The youngster became the first player born in 2000 to feature in the Champions League on Tuesday.
16-year-old Juventus prodigy Kean makes Serie A history that will leave you feeling ancient
The teenager became the first player born in 2000 to play in Italy’s top flight after making his debut in the win over Pescara.
Kids, beer bottles and a public pool - how 14-year-old Laos swimmer trains for Rio Olympics
Conditions are hardly ideal for Siri Budcharern Arun, one of just five athletes from the poor, communist state.
19-year-old Olympic prodigy 'among the greatest endurance athletes ever'
The US swimmer is redefining the limits of athletic performance.
This US gymnast's coach recalls the moment she realised the athlete was a prodigy, aged 6
“I was like, ‘Wow, this kid is something.”
Garry Ringrose links up with Schmidt's Ireland ahead of Wales clash
The 21-year-old Leinster centre has been called out to Carton House.
Prodigy front-man threatened by hacker group over alleged enthusiasm for fox-hunting
Dancer and vocalist Keith Flint, famous for his distinctive spiked hairstyle, has found himself the subject of attention from Anonymous.
Is this Chinese whizz-kid teenager the future of snooker?
Zhou Yuelong came from behind to beat world champion Stuart Bingham at Champion of Champions tournament today.
Real Madrid prodigy to join Celtic and the rest of today's transfer gossip
Meanwhile, Tottenham’s defence has been given a significant boost.
This Barcelona wonderkid is better at football than you
Mamadou Saidou is only 11, but don’t be too surprised if you hear more from him in years to come.
A 16-year-old wonder kid could be set to make his Real Madrid debut tonight
The Spanish club will again be without the injured Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric.
Have things already gone pear-shaped for Real Madrid's 16-year-old prodigy?
Reports in the Spanish media suggest the youngster has fallen out of favour with reserve team manager Zinedine Zidane
Ex-Ireland player Heighway tipped 12-year-old Gerrard as future star in 1992
An article has emerged citing the Liverpool captain’s incredible ability as a 12-year-old in 1992.
Spurs win race to sign 18-year-old dubbed the 'next Steven Gerrard'
Wonderkid Dele Alli has opted to join Tottenham on a long-term deal, but will stay with MK Dons for the rest of the season.
United and City set to battle for 16-year-old Norwegian prodigy
Highly-rated Martin Odegaard made his debut at 15 in the Norwegian league.
Check out an 18-year-old LeBron James making his debut 11 years ago
The teenage star took the basketball world by storm in 2003.
10 years on, here's a look back at a 17-year-old Lionel Messi's Barcelona debut
“I’ve always enjoyed being on the pitch, wearing these colours, living amazing moments.”
Footballing talent Carty committed to furthering Connacht cause
The 22-year-old has pedigree in soccer and GAA, but the westerners have benefited from his choice to focus on rugby.
Introducing Ireland’s 20-year-old female drag racing prodigy
Despite barely being out of school, Gabrielle McDonald had already won the Triple British Championships.
The 'Irish Wayne Rooney' Terry Dixon back enjoying his football again
After a professional career dogged by knee injuries, Terry DIxon is currently playing part-time with Dunstable Town.
17-year-old 'Croatian Messi' will sign for Barcelona, says lawyer
“This is an operation that has been completed prior to the sanction,” insists Jean-Louis Dupont.
Blackpool trialist Freddy Adu on being a Football Manager legend
The former American wonderkid is up there with greats such as Tonton Zola Moukoko and Cherno Samba.
No Carter, no problem for NZ with George Morgan on board
Skills to pay the bills.
Introducing the 11-year-old prodigy who Real Madrid have just signed
Remember the name Joshua Pynadath – he might well be one of the world’s biggest stars in years to come.
12-year-old table tennis prodigy sets sights on Olympics
Japan’s Mima Ito wants to challenge China’s stronghold on the sport.