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The Under-17 World Cup has been a springboard to greatness for many players since the first tournament -- an under-16 championship -- was
held in China in 1985.
Players who have gone on to win World Cup titles include Brazil's Ronaldinho
, Italians Alessandro Del Piero
, Gianluigi Buffon
and Francesco Totti
and Spaniards like Iker Casillas
and Andres Iniesta
, among others.
On the American front, Landon Donovan
starred in the 1999 tournament in New Zealand and Jozy Altidore
, a relative unknown at the time, played in the
For a look at some of these greats in U-17 action, including a blond-haired Donovan ...