"My family didn't believe I was going to be a soccer player as I hadn't succeeded in trials at local clubs. They told me I should do something else. My parents said they weren’t going to support me so I decided to sell my [PlayStation] games console to buy the bus ticket so I could go and do trials."
-- Brazilian defender Dante, who celebrated 2013 Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup titles with Bayern Munich, explains how his path to stardom began -- buying a bus ticket for 1,600-mile trip to what turned out to be a successful tryout with Parana. (Metro)