The nurturing of a football prodigy – Martin Odegaard became Real Madrid's youngest debutant when he replaced world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo in the club's final match of the 2014-15 season against Getafe, aged 16 years, five months and six days.
The nurturing of a football prodigy – Martin Odegaard came on as a substitute during Norway's 2014 clash with Bulgaria to become the youngest player ever in European Championships qualifying history at 15 years and 300 days.
The nurturing of a football prodigy – Odegaard was given his senior debut for Norwegian club Stromsgodet at the age of 15 by coach Ronny Delia, who has since moved to Scottish champion Celtic.
The nurturing of a football prodigy – Martin's father Hans Erik played for Strømsgodset for 11 seasons. He now is overseeing his son's football career. "Martin has always -- and still loves to train," says Hans Erik. "For him training is fun."
The nurturing of a football prodigy – Hans Erik admits his son is a better player than he was -- "but don't tell him that," he quips.
The nurturing of a football prodigy – At the age of 15 years and 253 days, Odegaard became Norway's youngest football international in a 0-0 draw with the United Arab Emirates.