Nolberto Albino Solano Todco , commonly known as "Nobby" or "Nol", is a Peruvian football player, currently playing for Leicester City, who has spent much of his career in the English Premier League. He is a popular figure in his native Peru, where he is seen as one of the most famous Peruvians, appearing on a postage stamp, telephone cards and having his wedding televised live. "Solano is a hero in Peru where his face appears on stamps and in TV adverts. The 29-year-old winger is such a household name there that even his wedding was televised live."
Solano was the youngest of his family. His father, Albino, was in the Peruvian Navy, whilst his mother was a housewife who raised him, his four brothers and two sisters. He began playing football at a very early age in the streets of Callao.
Solano witnessed the Peru national football team qualify for the 1978 FIFA World Cup at the age of three and again qualify for the 1982 FIFA World Cup at the age of seven. The second World Cup he witnessed had the biggest effect on him. At that time he played a lot of football and his national team inspired him.
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