The Keepy Uppy King: World’s Best Football Freestyler

The Keepy Uppy King: World’s Best Football Freestyler
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ANDREW: The thrill of freestyling is the ability to completely express yourself. You can do
absolutely whatever you want with the ball, that’s the great thing about it. 00:19
COMM: Andrew Henderson is the world’s number one freestyle footballer. The 22-year-old
form Cornwall travels the world showcasing his outrageous skills and even counts Lionel
Messi as a fan. 00:32
ANDREW: I showed him tricks, I showed him what was possible with a football and that’s
such a precious moment in my life. 00:38
COMM: Andrew began free styling at the age of fourteen after seeing a video of legendary
freestyler Soufiane Touzani. 00:46
ANDREW: I saw the video maybe a hundred, two hundred times. Really I just thought it was
fake and then I saw some people doing some similar tricks at my school and I was like
wow it’s actually possible then I started training it and it kind of went from there
really. 00:58
COMM: Despite suffering a serious leg break in 2008, Andrew honed and perfected his kick-up
skills, winning the UK National Freestyle Championships in 2009. Two years later he
was crowned world champion and retained his title in both 2012 and 2013. And Andrew’s
world class ball juggling talents earned him the chance to meet some of the world’s top
players like Bobby Charlton, Didier Drogba and Lionel Messi. 01:29
ANDREW: I was lucky enough to meet Lionel Messi, in Barcelona and that was fantastic
because being able to kind of share what I do with a football with possibly the greatest
footballer of all time. I mean that was just unbelievable. 01:41
COMM: Andrew is now hoping to make it four in a row at this years tournament in Prague
in August. 01:46
ANDREW: It’s harder actually to fund it I think because you’re training hard all the
time, everyone’s got their eyes on you, everyone is trying to hunt you down, you know, they
really want to be the champion so y’know you’ve got to dig extra deep and. 01:57
COMM: And with skills like these, few would bet against him holding onto his crown.

44 thoughts on “The Keepy Uppy King: World’s Best Football Freestyler

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  2. The Keepy Uppy King: World's Best Football Freestyler

    ANDREW Henderson is the world's number one freestyle footballer, a man whose fancy footwork puts the skills of world-class players like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to shame. The 22-year-old, who is based in Kingston-upon-Thames, makes his living travelling the world showcasing his outrageous skills – and he has even been approached to provide the half-time entertainment at this year's World Cup final in the Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro. Andrew's ball-juggling abilities have earned him the chance to work alongside footballing superstars like Didier Drogba, while he has even starred in a Playstation game with Argentinian wizard Lionel Messi. 

  3. I'm American and I think it's stupid that we call our football football because you hardly use your feet!  I'm all for changing soccer to football and football to american rugby(the pathetic version with padding).

  4. This is football..!! Idiots that that Call American Rugby football.! They use their hands to play the ball… but not their feet.!

  5. he's fantastic, amazing to watch.   I can't tell what country he's from, somewhere European.  I think the doc said Cornwall, but he doesn't sound Cornish.  Best of luck to him, brilliant skills

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