17-year-old Uruguayan striker Owen Falconis has showcased the talent to be the next in a long line of Uruguayan attacking legends. Once he gets those braces off and people stop calling him braceface, the sky is the limit.
In recent times, Diego Forlan, Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez have all come to symbolize Uruguay’s attacking threat, and Falconis has made his own mark at the 2017 South American U-17 Championship in Chile with this goal from the half-way line.
Falconis plays for Defensor Sporting, a Montevideo-based club in the Uruguayan Primera Division. Uruguay have been eliminated from the tournament following a loss to Colombia and a draw with Chile, rendering their final match against Bolivia a matter of prid for young braceface.