Lucas Radebe is one such person and he reminded us why this week when he decided to take on a project mentoring young soccer players on a Disney show.
The show is called "11" and Radebe will be mentoring youngsters of all backgrounds who want to try and make it in the game.
"This campaign covers a number of issues that are close to my heart including football development and working with kids," said Radebe.
"I'm excited to be a mentor to show them that, like me, they can start from the bottom and reach great heights through hard work, determination and belief in themselves and their abilities."
Lucas Radebe performed at the highest level of football when he was a professional. He played in the English Premier League, the World Cup and the African Cup of Nations, eventually retiring in 2005.
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