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1. The great Italian striker, Alessandro Del Piero, is generally associated with Juventus. However, his senior career started in this club, based on a northern Italian city that is the setting for "The Taming Of The Shrew".
2. Fiorentina's supporters have great respect for Gabriel Batistuta, who played most of his career on their side. In which English-sounding club did he make his debut in Argentina?
3. Mostly remembered by his stellar performances in Barcelona, Rivaldo played for over 10 different teams throughout his career. Few people know that his senior career began in this "holy" sounding club in his native Brazil.
4. An icon of Arsenal during the late 1990s and mid 2000s, and also of the Netherlands' national team, Dennis Bergkamp began his career with the most successful team in his home country. What club is it?
5. It's not the "Zorro", it's not ZZ Top, it's Zinedine Zidane! Before leading France to their first ever World Cup title in 1998, and delighting fans of Real Madrid with his skills, "Zizou" kicked off his career in a humble French team. It's certainly deserving of a movie!
6. Germany has produced many great players throughout the years. One of them, Lothar Matthaus, is one of the few footballers to have played in 5 World Cups. As did many other players, his beginnings took place in a relatively humble team, with a tricky name for non-German speakers. Which team is it?
7. Andres Iniesta is a name that will be remembered for years as a symbol from Spain, not only for his exquisite playmaking, but also for scoring the goal that led Spain to win their first-ever World Cup, 2010. He was also part of one of the most memorable squads of FC Barcelona. The question is, did he start his career in that team?
8. During the 2000s, Mexico had a real Titan in the defense: Rafael Marquez. He had such a vision of the playing field, like he had a full "map" of it in his head. Part of the "backbone" of that strong Mexican national side, for which team did he play his first match, in 1996?
9. When it comes to English strikers, Gary Lineker is surely one of the first names to come up. His first steps on a football field were in 1978 for his hometown's team, which later rose to attention when it surprisingly won the English Premier League in the 2015-16 season. What team is it?
10. Uruguay's Enzo Francescoli is considered amongst the country's finest players, despite not achieving great success at World Cups. He is also one of the greatest idols in River Plate of Argentina. But at what local team did he begin his "travel" in the world of football?
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