Wolves hero Jody Craddock has revealed how he was rejected as a junior.
Craddock didn't enter the game until he was 18, but now is set to make appearance No500 against Stoke City.
"When I first started, I couldn't really pass a ball and there were a lot of better players than me," he told the Express & Star.
"I wasn't good enough for a YTS so I carried on at school and did my A levels.
"So I didn't start until I was 18, and Cambridge gave me a year's contract.
"I didn't think I was good enough so I took a course in sports and nutrition through a grant from the PFA in case it all fell apart.
"I was staying in digs and I loved playing football so every day I used to just practice on my own kicking a ball against a wall to improve my kicking and control and I used to spend hours doing weights every day."