A young fan tries to get the ball for a ball boy at Real Valladolid
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VIDEO: Young fan’s repeated attempts to retrieve ball for ball boy at Real Valladolid

It had slid down a slope but the child persevered.

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The cameras at Real Valladolid on Wednesday picked up one young fan’s attempts to retrieve a ball kicked in the stands during a Copa del Rey tie with RCD Mallorca.

The lost ball had rolled down a seemingly inappropriate slope for a football stadium, but the child persevered.

Third time lucky, he managed to reach the ball boy standing on the level above and did not require the assistance of another who had arrived to help.

But then the long climb back to his place began.

This appeared to look fun though and several other children came to join in.

Watched by legendary Brazilian international Ronaldo, majority shareholder at the club, Valladolid won 2-1 in the Round of 32 second leg clash at Estadio José Zorrilla and progress 4-2 on aggregate.