Roque Santa Cruz — Last chance to prove his mettle

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Roque Santa Cruz is a footballer striker who plays for Premier League Club Manchester City and is part of the Paraguay national team.


He made his debut for Paraguayan club Olimpia at the tender age of 16. Led them to a championship in 1998 and 1999, winning the Paraguayan Footballer of the Year award. He was included in the Paraguayan national team and earned a big money move to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munchen in ’99. All this by the time he was 17.


The whole world awaited as Santa Cruz geared up for the big league, for Paraguay he was a symbol of great hope, a prodigy who’d almost certainly lead his nation to glory in the coming years