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Blending artistry and technical prowess, freestyle football focuses on moves not necessarily designed for in-game purposes. Predominantly juggling and aerial tricks, often performed in complex combos, freestyle allows the individual to create their own personal style. As one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, it has become a rich outlet for performance and a site of high-level competition.

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The Mario Götze Flick-Up, With a Lil Sum-Sum

Here's a freestyle variation on Mario Götze's original flick-up move with a twist — one of the guys from IT10Soccer starts off with the flick-up, then adds a back heel and spin to it.  Here's...

Italian Lowers Ace Luca Chiarvesio Shares His Freestyler’s Playlist

Luca Chiarvesio is one of the bright young stars in freestyle today. At 21 years old, he has two national championships under his belt to go along with winning...

DJ Diveny Takes Us Around the World with His Freestyler’s Playlist

The beauty of freestyle football is it only requires one thing: a ball. DJ Diveny is one of the most unique freestylers in the game, and has followed his...
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Japan’s Ultra-Creative Freestyle Scene Put On Full Display Once Again at Freestyle Fes 2017

In a melting-pot-competition of freestyle sports that included football, basketball, and flatland BMX, Freestyle Fes saw some of Japan's most talented athletes go toe-to-toe in an atmosphere that was...

Top 10 Tekkers: Freestyle Fever

While the last edition of Top 10 Tekkers highlighted some of the world's best up-and-coming ground movers, this week's comes to you by way of the freestylers. We have...

Freestyler’s Playlist: German No. 2 and Freestyle Veteran Philippe Gnannt

Beginning in 2006, Philippe Gnannt has unfolded a lengthy and successful career in freestyle as one of the sport's more tenured athletes. While he has competed in major events...
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These are the Breaks: Max Meyer’s B-Boy-Inspired Freestyler’s Playlist

Through his infallible work ethic and attention to detail, 11-year freestyle veteran Max Meyer has not only cemented himself as one of the top freestylers in Germany, but in...
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Urban Street Team Grows Freestyle Network Throughout Southeast Asia

Freestyle football is laying deep roots in Singapore, thanks largely to the pioneering freestylers of Urban Street Team (UST). Created in 2009 by Terence Ong, Terry Lee, and Mohammad...

The Round-Up: Coming Up in Street Football, Futsal, and Freestyle

2016 is rapidly coming to a close, so let's check out the remaining street football, futsal, and freestyle events for the year, as well as a few events in...
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Japanese Freestyler Yosuke Yokota Proves He’s Still a Creative Beast

Here's a pretty sweet video by Yosuke Yokota, the seriously skilled freestyler best known for his second-place finish to Séan Garnier in the 2008 inaugural Red Bull Street Style World Finals, held...
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Kicking It With Kala: Getting to Know the Breakdance-Inspired Polish Champion

One of the world's most creative and original freestylers, Bartłomiej "Kala" Rak is not only known for his incredible breakdance-inspired combos, but also for his unique views on the...

Freestyler’s Playlist: Greece’s Katerina Karali

This week's Freestyler's Playlist comes by way of Greece from 21-year-old champion freestyler Katerina Karali. In 2014 Karali was Greek Female Freestyle Champion and has since ranked in the...

The Mental Side of Freestyle, Part III: Finding a Way to Get and Stay Motivated

Pro freestyler and sporting mental performance coach Stephen Gray has shared his expertise in both fields as part of our Mental Side of Freestyle series. Part III of the series explores...

Eight Struggles That Every Freestyler Knows Too Well

While being a professional freestyler comes with glamour, it also comes with its fair share of problems. These are eight, relatable struggles that every freestyler encounters at some point in their career.

Top 10 Tekkers: Best of the Next Gen

This week's Top 10 Tekkers is dedicated to the young ballers. These young cubs are progressing at lightning speed with dope tekkers that promise the future is gonna be on fire! 10. Hang...

Freestyler’s Playlist: Meet 15-Year-Old Torin Lynch Throwing Down for the U.S.

Our Freestyler’s Playlist features a personal music set from different freestylers from around the world. Freestyling goes hand-in-hand with music, and these athletes know how to appreciate the power of a good beat. Check out...
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The Five Biggest Highlights from the Second Installment of the Ultimate Freestyle Championships

Back for a second round, the Ultimate Freestyle Championships in the UK was yet another success. Organized in part by our very own Stephen Gray, we look back on...

King of the Sits: Jak Gregory’s Return to Freestyle

Freestyler Jak Gregory, most known for his iconic sit down style, has been out of the freestyle game since 2010. However, the UK native has made a dramatic return.
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Tom Kentta’s Genre-Bending Freestyler’s Playlist Will Take You on a Wild Ride

With just three years of freestyle experience under his belt, Tom Kentta was able to finish runner-up in the 2016 Oceania finals. We take a look at the eclectic mix of tunes that gets Kentta going during his training sessions. And when we say eclectic, we're talking everywhere from metal to chill hip-hop instrumentals. 
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Rookies and Pros Vie for UK and Ireland Freestyle Titles at AFFO

The Atlantic Freestyle Football Open takes place in several coastal cities throughout the UK. Now in its second year, the competition offers a chance for both beginners and pros to compete...

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