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by: Esteban On  Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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Did you know they actually have a World Championship for freestyle football, a.k.a. fancy soccer juggling? Well they do. It’s organized and sanctioned by the Freestyle Football Federation, and the current champion, for the second year in a row, is a 20-year-old Englishman named Andrew Henderson.

So how do they determine who wins? With judges, of course. The whole system is kind of complicated, but basically judges look for technical difficulty of tricks, originality, style, choreography, story (whatever that means), stage presence and crowd reaction.

In other words, it’s fairly subjective. That being said, everyone must be on the same page with Henderson, since he’s won twice in a row.

Here’s a video of him showing off his skills on a recent sunny day by the Thames in London. It’s pretty amazing:

He’s not climbing lamp posts by the Sacré-Coeur, and as far as we can tell, he doesn’t hold any official Guinness world records, but he’s pretty incredible nonetheless.




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