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October - December 2015

No rest. No days off.

In winter there's normally not as much going on as in summer since there aren't as many sport events happening (except winter sport events but that's too far away from football haha). Anyway there were still some notable things happening.

In November I flew to Paris to present the new DFB away jersey for the Euro 2016 with some lads of the Club of 35. The Club of 35 is a football club which consists of some of the best youth football players from Berlin.

I can tell you one thing about this trip straight away: it was sooooooo much fun. :-)

Here's a short summary of what happened:

we flew to Paris on Thursday the 12th of November. We were driven straight from Charles-de-Gaulle to the event venue - the Adidas „Future Arena“. Once we were there we had a couple of hours to kill which was awesome. I met up with Russian freestylers and street-football players I've never seen before. Shout out to Street Madness! They even recognised me but unfortunately I didn't recognize them... my bad, sorry guys. :)

I also met some freestylers from S3 and the SkillTwins as well. It was huuuuuuuge. Zidane and Xavi were there and we did our show with the the 2014 World Cup winner Per Mertesacker.

Mind-blowing!

And here are some pictures:

The next day was packed, too. First we got to discover the city of Paris. It's such a wonderful city and definitely worth a visit. We went to the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre and some more beautiful places. Here are my favourite pictures:

And once we were at the Eiffel Tower, a photographer asked me if I could do some freestyle tricks for him. I did so and you know what happened? A couple of days later he sent me this video:

DAAAAAAAAAMMMMNNNN!!! I'm blessed... this is unbelievable! Shout out to Mattia for the footage! Thank you soooooo much. :-)

At the end of the day we went to a a fancy restaurant and afterwards we watched the game France vs. Germany.... Everybody knows what happened next so I won't talk about it so much anymore. But yeah... it was shocking...

The next day we flew back home to Berlin.

Of course I also made a VLOG about the trip to Paris. If you want to visually see what went down, simply click the video underneath. :D

Apart from the trip to Paris I had a couple of performances and created a new video. I wanted to make something different so I decided to film a video “VHS STYLE” with the app “VHS Camcorder”.

No freestyler has ever done a video like this before so I'm very proud to be the first one.

So yeah, I'll keep it short. Here you go:

That's it from this years summary. I really hope you liked reading what happened this year and I wish you Merry Christmas and all the best for 2016! :-)

Keep on baaaaaallliiiiiiiiinnnnn'

'Philippe

July – September 2015

These months were packed. I was hitting the road so often, it was incredible.

With that being said, I will only break down the highlights I experienced in this time period.

Let's kick it off with an amazing event. Kai, a street-soccer player from Berlin, and me were flown over to Stockholm to take part in an Adidas #bethedifference 2 vs. 2 competition against locals. We did really good even though we only advanced to the top 8 but still we delivered a great show and it was soooo much fun. And this is what it's all about - having fun. :-) I met up with Cornelius and Liicht as well, two street-soccer players from Copenhagen Panna House. These guys are always so cool to hang out with. I actually know Liicht since 2010 I think. We first met up at the World Freestyle-Football Championship in Prague. Lucky me that the pannas these two folks gave me in Sweden haven't been recorded. :D

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THE HIGHTLIGHT OF THE YEAR was to be invited being one of three judges for the European Freestyle-Football Championship in Amsterdam. What a huge honour!!! Along with the legends Clyde and Martin Schopf, I decided about who will take the crown. Even though it was a lot of stress sometimes and I would've loved to freestyle more, in the end it was all worth it. The experiences I gained as a judge were tremendous. I'm so happy I got the opportunity and I only received positive feedback which makes me really proud. If you want to see how my journey looked like, make sure to watch my Vlogs below. Big shout-out once again to Lucaso for making this event happen. And congratulations to Tobias Becs aka the Norwegian warrior for winning the competition. You deserved it 100%!!!

 

Another highlight was taking place in August. I travelled to Munich for the Audi Cup 2015. The hotel we were at was a whole another level. Heading to the fitness room in the morning, eating breakfast, performing in the Allianz Arena and watching a couple of games. After that taking a swim in the hotel pool and sweating in the sauna. But none of these experiences would've been the same and as awesome if I wouldn't have shared them with my very good friend Julian Hollands. Since 2006 we are like best friends and whenever I see him, it makes me smile so much. Shout out to my homie!! Can't wait to see you again bro. :-)

And yeah, we also performed at the saison opening event for VFL Wolfsburg. Take a look at some pictures of this performance and the Audi Cup LP below. :-)

 

See you for the next blog post guys!

'Philippe

April - June 2015

I was blessed to judge the Czech Freestyle-Football Championship in Liberec this year together with my friends Martin Schopf and Jan Krepl. It's always too much fun when the whole squad comes together. The freestyle community is literally outstanding! Training, talking, partying, … #blessed. Huge congratulations to Kari for taking the 1st place. Plus, I couldn't thank one person more, big up to the BIG BOSS LUCASO for making all this happen. I had such a blast!!! :-)

If you want to see my VLOG from the trip to Liberec, feel free to check it out just underneath.

No world cup this year. But nevertheless some performances took place. I really like performing, putting a smile on peoples faces and make them happy. It's one of the greatest gives we freestylers have if you ask me. The ability to inspire others. Not many people can say that. We are blessed to have a hobby where we can easily make friends and others feel good. But for me, it will always remain more important to get better at my freestyle tricks than having shows. Don't get me wrong: earning money with what you love is one of the greatest things ever but when I'm old and look back at my career I want to be able to say: „I improved all the time and didn't get stuck.“

So in June I had three performances. One was for HDI in Dresden, another one for Foot Locker in Berlin and last but not least I was lucky to perform for Audi when the Champions League Final took place. Also in Berlin. Aaaaand since I'm living in the capital of Germany, these two LPs were home matches. Below are some pictures of me performing. :-)

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By the way, Highsnobiety even featured me on their website. They made a really cool recap story about the launch of the new Foot Locker store. Here's the link to the article: http://www.highsnobiety.com/2015/06/08/foot-locker-berlin/

Ahhhh I almost forgot:

I shot another video in April! It was recorded in a football cage in Berlin Kreuzberg. No more words to be added. Enjoy guys!!!

'Philippe

January - March 2015

"January - March 2015 - what do you mean?!?!"

This is what probably everyone out there thinks when he reads the headline. But yeah, what is my intention behind this headline?

Simple. Since 2015 is about to end I will make a resumé about the things I did with freestyle this year - competitions, shows, meetings, etc.

I will now start by summarizing the first three months of the year. :-)

So what did I exactly do in those winter months? Since it's ice cold outside and no competitions are around, this is proably the best time to practice. I'm lucky I have two indoor halls for the winter where I practice with the Footbag Team FC Footstar. It's always too much fun with these guys... they're very cool, friendly and what they can pull off with these small footbags is insaaaaaane!!! Apart from practice, practice, practice nothing really happened in these first three months. But wait for the summer!! ;-)

I almost forgot - if you want to see how one of the indoor halls looks like, make sure to check out my VLOG from December 2014. The video is just underneath this post.

'Philippe