Iglesias first fell in love with the spotlight on the soccer pitch in his native Spain.

Although he played in the early '60s for Real Madrid's junior team and harbored soccer ambitions, Julio Iglesias admits that his chances to turn professional were slim.

Amateurs and pros trained together on Thursdays, and Iglesias -- a then-19-year-old rookie -- took penalty kicks from the players.

"I was an enthusiastic goalie," he says with a laugh. "But I wouldn't have become an elite soccer player."

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