How, when and where did Freestyle Football originate?
It’s impossible to pinpoint exactly when and where it began because people have been performing tricks with soccer balls for ages. But there was a notable increase in the buzz around Freestyle Football at the start of the 21st century that came largely from urban areas. The roots lie much deeper, however, with legends such as Pele or Maradona considered early pioneers with their great technical ball-handling skills. The trend continued with latter-day stars such as Ronaldinho, Beckham and others carrying the torch.