Fabio Carvalho is about to begin a new chapter in his footballing career with Liverpool but he’s already rubbed shoulders with the stars.
Back in 2013, whilst playing for Benfica as an 11-year-old prodigy in their academy set up, our new signing was spotted by Greg Cruttwell a filmmaker turned football manager.
The London-born actor’s last on-screen appearance came in ‘George of the Jungle’ in 1997, after he had also featured in French & Saunders and Birds of a Feather, before he went behind the screen.
Whilst working off camera, the now 62-year-old founded Balham Blazers Football Club in 2011 and they soon became a professional outfit – with their multi-talented owner helping spot talent.
The London-based team were quick to notice the ability of a certain Portuguese attacker, they were soon able to sign the youngster and move him to England.
From there a move to Fulham was possible in 2015 and seven years later the transfer to Anfield is now the next destination.