The name Paolo Guerrero will be unfamiliar to New Zealand football fans but is likely to be very well known once the FIFA World Cup 2018 Intercontinental Playoff is complete.
The biggest success story in world football last year was the dramatic championship season of Leicester City in the English Premier League.
In Germany, RB Leipzig is chasing a championship that would be just as unlikely as what Leicester achieved in 2016.
There is no such thing as an overnight success.
Music, like sport, is peppered by talented individuals that seem to come from nowhere, exploding onto the global stage without warning.
The school playground looked no different to thousands of others around the world.
Moving to Spain to become an assistant coach of Valencia, after playing over 500 Premier League matches for Manchester United and Everton, was about getting out of the comfort zone for Phil Neville.