• Cordoba joined Mainz on loan from Granada in the summer.
  • Has scored five Bundesliga goals in 2016.
  • Grew up in poverty-stricken Istmina, Colombia.

Granada CF loanee Jhon Cordoba is writing his very own football fairy tale in the Bundesliga with 1. FSV Mainz 05.

The Colombian forward has become a firm favourite at the Coface Arena in relatively no time at all, but life has not always been so straightforward for the Istmina native.

Learn all about the humble 23-year-old's journey by watching the video above.