Charlie Austin and Carlos Bacca, the proof that dreams can be fulfilled
Charlie Austin and Carlos Bacca, English and Colombian with several things in common, they are footballers, front, scorers and…just five years ago what they least expected was to be elite strikers. Very recently, they were both very, very far from being top-level footballers. Charlie was a bricklayer and Carlos worked as a conductor on a scheduled bus and sold fish. Both are the best sample of that with quality of course, but with struggle, tenacity and perseverance, dreams can come true.
Austin, the season started 2014/15 like a scoring shot 11 goals in 15 matches as a QPR forward. However, in 2008, I was a young man just 19-20 years made his living with brick, a job he combined with his passion, playing football on a team of Pole Town Romantic those elbows English football, muddy grass fields with retro flavor, other times football.
Despite being very close to quitting football because of how hard you combine both activities, Britain went ahead and within a year moved from ninth to third tier of English football after signing for Swindon. From there his career was meteoric. In 2011 He was signed by Burnley where he also scored a number of goals and in 2013 He went on to the ambitious project of a QPR that wanted to return to the Premier on the fast track.
Charlie Austin did not disappoint and was one of the team's top scorers with 17 many. His debut in the top flight of English football was just as dazzling. When asked recently if he had any hopes or ambitions to be a top-level footballer a few years ago, when he combined his profession as a bricklayer with that of an amateur footballer, simply answered : ” I had no!, played in Poole Town, Who was going to see me there?“.
He also left an interesting reflection: “I remember that with 17 years, I was working on a site. By two in the afternoon we were soaking wet and it felt like my back was made of glass. I couldn't bend over and the mud covered my whole body. If I ever get tired of football, I will remember that day ".
For your part, Carlos Bacca, he worked with 22 years as a fisherman and collector of a bus in Barranquilla, Colombia. From humble family, She had to lend a hand to hers and he could eat. Meanwhile, He combined his moonlighting with football, and his passion for what he really was born although possibly still did not know. A) Yes, in 2009 He had the opportunity to debut in a professional match with the Junior de Barranquilla club that played in their lower grades.
As he himself told an interview to the newspaper “The country”, the road was not easy at all. “It's true, at a professional level I debuted with 22 years in 2009. Gave me the opportunity Prof Comesaña in Juniors. The day I debuted they were missing 20 minutes to go and the game was equal to zero. Comesaña took me out and the stands booed me because I did not understand the change. Nobody knew Bacca and the first two I played I put inside. That day changed my life. I settled into professionalism and stopped working on the bus line between Barranquilla and Puerto Colombia. Life is not easy for a humble family and you had to collaborate ".
Then came his signing for the Belgian Bruges and his success in Seville where it did not take long for him to become one of the best forwards in the Spanish League and in Colombia where he also became a World Cup player 2014. Something that surely just a few days ago like the one that says, seemed far away. Charlie Austin and Carlos Bacca, without a doubt two examples that dreams if you believe in them can be fulfilled. If you believe in something dear reader, never let nobody tell you that it can't be.