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Judging European Freestyle-Football Champs 2018

Held in Berlin, this year’s European Freestyle Football Championships has once again showed the continent’s rising talent and passion for the sport. With over 109 competitors from 22 different countries, it was great to see a large chunk of the freestyle family all under one roof.

The judging panel included Max Meyer, Simon Atli Larsen from Denmark and myself. Over two days we were judging European’s best freestylers. It wasn’t easy putting the best through to the next round each time, on many occasions just a single point made the difference.

On the final day the winner of both competitions - female and male - was announced with Erlend Fagerli from Norway winning against his brother Brynjar in the final and Laura Dekker becoming European’s female champion for the first time. Congratulations to the winners and also to the whole organisation (WFFA, Adidas, Street Soccer International & PJ ART) for putting together such an awesome event which I’m sure everyone enjoyed!

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11Teamsports x BTNG Shoe Release

Another great event happening this year was the release of the 11TS x BTNG shoe collection.

A total of three different pairs was released. It’s an exclusive and limited edition in cooperation with the Berlin rapper BTNG. Since I’ve been working with 11Teamsports a lot in the past I want to give them a huge shout-out. Thanks for the invite to the afterparty as well, great times!

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Interview with shooting star Christoph Baumgartner

After the World Cup this year in Russia, I catched up with TSG Hoffenheim forward Christoph Baumgartner. Playing alongside stars like Leonardo Bittencourt, Kerem Demirbay, being coached by Julian Nagelsmann or the love for going into a 1 vs. 1 dribbling were just a few topics we talked about. I also teached him a few freestyle tricks and we did a hilarious challenge - I don’t want to spoiler too much anymore, check out the video!

Since the footage was absolutely amazing if you ask me, I decided to edit a 60sec video for Instagram. Enjoy!

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Sportscheck Promotion Video World Cup 2018

One of the highlights in my freestyle year 2018 was definitely the video shoot for Sportscheck. For those of you who don’t know, Sportscheck is one of the biggest sports clothing retail companies in Germany. They teamed up with myself and other freestylers like Max Meyer and Aylin Yaren to create a cool, urban video which almost got 500k views!

Here’s the result:

pictures by Max Galys

My biggest video to date

Teaming up with passionate filmmakers, who I got to know via a job I did for a sports clothing retail company, we created an almost 7min video which turned out to be the biggest freestyle video I’ve ever released. I don’t want to talk too much about it and just let you watch the final product. But I want to mention that it’s been absolutely fantastic times creating this, in my opinion, masterpiece which I’ll be very happy to have in my portfolio for ever!


The team behind the video -

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Judging Vienna Freestyle Masters 2017

In the middle of September I got flown out to Vienna to judge the Vienna Freestyle Masters 2017.

The event took part in the city centre and was organised by Austrian freestyler Martin Schopf. Freestylers from all over the place took part just as Yorok from Egypt, Tom Folan from the UK or Mikolaj from Poland who ended up winning the competition. Until next time!

Check out the recap video of the competition and some highlight-pictures by Ulrich Aydt!

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