Ten-year-old UK prodigy wows crowds with 4000 continuous kick-ups

December 10th, 2008 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec.10 (ANI): Soccer prodigy Josh Clancy has been dubbed the keepy uppy king after learning how to do 4,000 continuous kick-ups at the age of ten. Pint-sized Josh is aiming to win a national freestyle competition fronted by Liverpool and England legend Steven Gerrard, reports The Sun.
The talented four feet ten inch youngster is already over 1,000 votes ahead in the online contest despite being pitted against youngsters twice his age.
He has wowed crowds with his ball-control skills, including testing signature moves like Round the World and Enigma, as well as a series of complex ball-balancing tricks.
Josh, who only began playing football at six, chooses a new freestyle trick and then practises at least two hours a day, seven days a week until he can perform it perfectly.
His latest balancing act involves flicking the ball in air, catching it on the back of his neck and balancing it there while he pulls his shirt over his head without dropping the ball.
Andrew Anastasiou, 46, Joshs coach at the Brazilian soccer school in Hatfield, Herts, said his young protege had raw talent and was easily capable of turning professional. (ANI)

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