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7-Year-Old Soccer Prodigy Signed To Real Madrid

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7 year old soccer player

He won't be playing in the big leagues anytime soon, but Real Madrid has signed 7-year-old Argentinian soccer prodigy Leonel Angel Coira to their youth academy.

Leonel or "Leo" will be playing on the club's "Benjamin" squad, which is made up of kids under 9-years-old. Although most young players signed to clubs do not make it professionally, Leo hopes to follow in the footsteps of his idol and two-time World Player of the Year, Lionel Messi, who played on Barcelona's youth team until reaching major league success. The young prodigy told reporters:

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