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Asmir Begovic, GK, 6'5" (1.96 m), 183 lbs (83 kg), Age: 25
At just 17 years of age, he was the youngest goalkeeper in Dale Mitchell's Under-20 Canadian squad for the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship.
He watched and learned from Josh Wagenaar, who was Canada's undisputed No. 1 throughout the tournament.
Two years later, Begovic started all three of Canada's FIFA U-20 World Cup  games, but didn't receive a mention as an "outstanding player" by FIFA's technical study group .
Despite ruling out the idea of representing his country of birth (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Asmir did a 180 and bailed on Canada in 2009. Several months earlier, highly rated American youth international Neven Subotić pledged his allegiance to Serbia.
Aided by a dogged and rugged back line, Begovic has risen to elite status for Stoke City since signing from Portsmouth for £3.25 million.
 Formerly known as the FIFA World Youth Championship.
 Goalkeepers who were recognised as outstanding players by FIFA: Cristopher Toselli (Chile); Joseph Gómez (Gambia); Hamad Al-Asmar (Jordan); Jacob Spoonley (New Zealand); and Luis Mejía (Panama) ;
 On top of the world at 16.
Looking back, Luis peaked too early, just like Bruno Gama, Lubos Kalouda and Maxi Moralez—all four seemingly destined to be world-class players.