How Sevilla striker went from being a fisherman to one of Europe's best strikers

Sevilla's UEFA Europa League hero, Carlos Bacca was a fisherman in 2009 before he went on to become the prolific striker he is today

 

Carlos Bacca is currently the most sought after striker in world football, but just six years ago he was just an unknown fisherman in Colombia.

The 28-year-old yesterday, Wednesday May 27 scored a brace as Sevilla retained their UEFA Europa League trophy with a 3-2 victory over Dnipro.

In 2009 however before getting his first professional contract at Atlético Junior, Bacca was working part-time as a fisherman to support himself and his family finaincially.

Bacca had also worked as a bus driver's assistant, to earn more money since his family came from a poor background.

Things started to get better however and a year later he became  the highest goalscorer in the Copa Colombia.

In 2012 he moved to Club Brugge in Belgium before joining Sevilla a year later.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Avocado Pear: The health benefits of this fruit are priceless

Actress Rachel Bakam is dead

Google honours Oliver De Coque on his 74th posthoumous birthday

Man stabs Chief Imam to death over alleged love affair with wife

5 natural ways to make your teeth white and shiny

How to deal when you no longer find your partner attractive

Meet 7-year-old Fotocopy; the hottest Ghanaian rapper at the moment (WATCH)

Dangote: Cement price from our factories is between N2,450 and N2,510 per bag, VAT inclusive

Sex workers in Bauchi will be painstakingly counted and advised to change profession