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Who is... Angel Correa

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Angel Correa is a forward for Argentina. The 21-year-old is appearing in his first Olympics as part of one of the youngest teams at the Olympics. 

Correa plays club soccer for Atletico Madrid in Spain and is regarded as one of the top young talents in Argentina. 

Soccer beginnings 

Correa grew up in Rosario, Argentina, the same town as Lionel Messi. 

Before the age of 13, Correa had already lost his father and brother. Living in one of the poorest areas of Rosario, Correa's soccer career helped me rise above the drugs and crime that surrounded him at a young age. He signed a professional contract with San Lorenzo at the age of 17. 

Breakout moment

In 2014, Correa’s switched clubs, from San Lorenzo to Atletico Madrid, one of the largest soccer teams in the world. The move has gotten him recognized in international soccer. Correa made his debut with Argentina’s senior national team in 2015 and scored in his first match. 

Health scare

While having a physical prior to his move to Atletico Madrid, it was discovered that Correa had a benign heart tumor. He was forced to have surgery to remove the tumor in June 2014. Correa was out for six months, but has had a full recovery.

Social media

Twitter: @AngelCorrea32

Instagram: @angelcorrea32

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