7 facts you did not know about Alexis Sanchez

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#2 The Local Mayor Gave Him His First Pair of Boots

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Sanchez received his first pair of boots from an unlikely source.

Sanchez learned his craft on the dusty streets of Tocopilla. It quickly became clear he had a lot of potential but his mother lacked the means to provide with a good pair of football boots.

So his mother turned to the city’s mayor Aleksander Kurtovic for help.

“My mother went to speak to him to ask whether he could find me some boots as I never stopped playing and I wasn’t such a bad player,” Sanchez told AS in 2014. “One day he showed up at our house with a pair of football boots. I can’t explain how happy and thrilled I was! I couldn’t believe it!”

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Edited by Karan Khandelwal
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