11
Apr

Benjamin Aguero Maradona is already living up to his name

Things that most five-year-old kids are learning to do:

1) Tie their shoes

2) Share toys

3) Count to 10

4) Draw fridge art

5) Ride a tricycle

But not if your father is Sergio Aguero and your grandfather is Diego Maradona. No, instead, at age five you are learning to score golazos.

It’s probably too early to tell, but young Benjamin might have a future doing this soccer thing. Let the bidding begin!

(H/T SB Nation)

27
Jan

Talented musician St. Vincent shows off soccer skills

If you don’t know and love 31-year-old Annie Clark — known by her stage name St. Vincent — you will after watching this video.

The American singer-song writer is known for her vocal and instrumental skills, but took a break from performing her music to show off a different talent: a rainbow kick.

St. Vincent admittedly isn’t very good at actually playing soccer, but in her own words, has “mastered” the rainbow kick, made famous by many Brazilian footballers.

Well, she’s got the technique down. Her execution could use a little work. Ronaldinho, can you help a girl out?

24
Jan

Argentinian model juggles impressively in high heels

Argentinian model Fiorella Castillo is way better at juggling a soccer ball in high heels than most people in proper soccer footwear.

In the video above, which has quickly gone viral on the interwebs, Castillo shows off her moves in the streets of Mar del Plata, as crowds gather around in awe.

If you want to see more of Castillo, a quick search on YouTube yields plenty of clips of the beautiful baller doing her thing.

H/T DNAIndia

2
Oct

Romania legend Gheorghe Hagi still has the magic touch

Even at 48 years old, Gheorghe Hagi, unanimously considered Romania’s all-time greatest footballer, still has that legendary touch of 20 years ago.

In an all-star match between Galatasaray and Barcelona legends (Hagi played for both, and managed the Turkish side on two occassions) the ”The Maradona of the Carpathians” pulled off a sublime 180-degree pirouette pass with the outside of his boot. Of course, it found his teammate perfectly.

Brilliant stuff!

29
Sep

Mesut Ozil plays keepy-uppy with chewing gum

It looks like there is nothing Mesut Ozil can’t do right now. After three assists in four matches for the Gunners, the German international appears to have turned around the fortunes of the club. And in his latest act of greatness, Ozil brought out the ol’ gum-juggling trick during warm-ups before Arsenal’s clash with Swansea on Saturday.

Dubbed “the Magician” more than occasionally in both Germany and Spain, Ozil proves he indeed has quite a few tricks up his sleeve. If he ever needs any extra work or a new hobby after football, surely a stint working in the circus could be his next calling.

H/T 101GG

10
Sep

Flipbook of Lionel Messi is mesmerizing

Youtube is more than just cat videos and dash-cam craziness. Every now and then a gem of ingenuity will be unearthed. Case in point: The above video of a flipbook highlighting Lionel Messi’s skills.

Watching it by itself would be entertaining enough, but the creator didn’t stop there. The effervescent Ray Hudson’s commentary (among others) is laid into the video.

"BRILLIANT!"

If you liked that, you’ll enjoy the uploader’s other flipbook videos of footwork artisans Ronaldinho and Cristiano Ronaldo.

(h/t 101 Great Goals)

4
Sep

Coming soon to Emirates: Backheels, lots and lots of backheels


DISCLAIMER: Might want to put the video on mute. Good grief, what choice of music!

As if Arsenal fans needed another reason to be pumped up about the Mesut Ozil signing, here’s a 2.5 minute compilation of disgusting backheel passes by the German assist master. Some of these are truly jaw-dropping!

It’s no wonder Ozil’s former Real Madrid teammates are furious over the club’s decision to sell the 24-year-old. Cristiano Ronaldo, who profited regularly from Ozil specials, has been quoted as saying he is livid over the sale, while Sergio Ramos has said “If it were up to me, Özil would be one of the last to go.”

It’s not hard to see why, but Real Madrid’s loss is the Gunners’ gain. Emirates will have lots of backheels to look forward to this season.

10
Aug

Same old Barca: Players warm up with tiki-taka

Pep Guardiola may now ply his trade in Germany, but that doesn’t mean his tiki-taka has been lost on Barcelona. This Barca TV footage before the Catalans’ friendly against Malaysia shows the signature one-touch passing game that has been integral to Barcelona’s success in recent years.

After seeing this, Malaysia’s XI must have known what was coming for them. They lost the match 1-3. However, Barcelona also received some bad news, as MOTM Cesc Fabregas (goal and two assists) was forced off early with an injury.