FIFA World Cup: Spain's Jese Rodriguez is the most searched young footballer online

Jun 10, 2014, 19:00 IST | Agencies

Rising Spanish star Jese Rodriguez leads the brigade of most searched young football stars in the 2014 FIFA World Cup

New Delhi: Rising Spanish star Jese Rodriguez has emerged as the most popular young football star on Google among those who would make their debut in the FIFA World Cup which gets underway in Brazil on Thursday.

Rodriguez was the third highest goal scorer for his team in the U-20 World Cup tournament in Turkey and was also awarded with the bronze boot. Interestingly, while the seasoned stars ruled the online buzz, the young rising stars of football are also making an impact.

Jese Rodriguez
Real Madrid and Spain under-20 forward Jese Rodriguez

Thibaut Coutois from Belgium stands second on search popularity, Google said in a statement. At the age of 21, he is regarded as one of the finest goal-keepers, whose performance at the World Cup will be closely watched. Isco, the young soccer star from Spain, stood third.

French star Paul Pogba took the fourth spot among the top searched young stars on Google. He has already lifted the trophy of FIFA U-20 World Cup last year. In the same tournament he was awarded with the golden ball. After having played for Manchester United, he is now playing for Italian club Juventus.

Signed by the number one club of Germany, Mario Gotze found the fifth place among the top searched players playing their maiden World Cup this year in Brazil. Some other young soccer stars who will be making their World Cup debut in Brazil include Frenchman Raphael Varane, Englishman Raheem Sterling and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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