Freestyle Football History
Although confused, the beginnings of this sport are established in the twentieth century, with circus artists such as Enrico Rastelli and Francis Brunn about the year 1800. They already performed tricks that are currently known as “Neck Stall” or “Around the wold “.
In 1980, this sport began to relate to soccer with the hand of Diego Maradona, with his exhibitions outside the field and in pre-match warmups, being among the first people to show these movements to the whole world. Maradona mobilized and changed the way to enjoy football and managed, in this way, to revolutionize freestyle.
Shortly after this sport began to take off, we talked about the years 2002 and 2003, when they began to see the first videos online of freestylers like Soufiane Touzani, Abbas Farid, Palle or Mr. Woo among others. This season marks the beginning of freestyle football as a sport, with the start of competitions such as the online tournament created by Nike or the Masters of the Game.
After the turbulent start, in 2008 was held the first major world tournament, the Redbull Street Style that crowned the Frenchman Sean Garnier and started many more competitions worldwide such as Superball. In recent years, freestyle has grown and has crossed boundaries with tricks that previously seemed impossible and has a path that will continue to be even better.