Retro Football: 12-Year-Old Erik Lamela Interviewed On Trans World Sport (Video)

Chris Wright

27th, September 2016



Another little footballing curio for you here in the shape of an archive interview with a young Erik Lamela, long before he was the shaven and shorn, rabona-pinging goddess you see afore ye.

It was Trans World Sport that caught up with Lamela as a prodigious, ponytailed 12-year-old knocking about on the streets of Buenos Aires.

Lamela sits down to natter about signing for River Plate, being pursued by Barcelona, and about his idol Diego Maradona – all the while looking every inch the young Claudio Caniggia…

Aww, diddums – and who knew Lamela’s dad was John Denver?


You really do learning something new every day in this game.

(Via uMAXit Football)