Oscar is NEXT

Soccer's new worldwide sensation

Originally Published: December 25, 2012
By Roger Bennett | ESPN The Magazine

A MERE 54 CLUB starts in Brazil and a tournament-clinching hat trick in the final of the 2011 Under-20 World Cup put Oscar Dos Santos Emboaba Junior on Europe's radar. But even after Chelsea secured his services for $40.3 million in July, few could have predicted that the young prospect would star so quickly. His mature decision-making and calm passing -- not to mention a right foot capable of driving the ball at goal from drone-strike distance -- have combined to shatter the ...

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