7 brilliant freestyle footballers on Instagram

Meet freestyle football - the flamboyant and poetic cousin of standard football.

It is an art form of flicks, tricks, step-overs, pannas, basically whatever floats your showboat.

Most freestyle footballers have dedicated their entire lives to mastering this sport of self-expression, all in the name of passion.

Here are some of the world's most renown foot magicians consistently showcasing their trickery on Instagram:  



A video posted by Tobias Becs (@tobiasfreestyle) on Jul 7, 2014 at 9:55am PDT

Tobias Becs, considered one of the world's best freestyle footballers.


Josef and Jakob El-Zein, "skilltwins" from Sweden. 



A video posted by Indi Cowie (@indicowie) on Nov 11, 2014 at 8:15am PST

Indi Cowie, professional freestyle footballer who has performed at Old Trafford and in commercials. 



A video posted by Séan Garnier (@seanfreestyle) on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:25am PDT

Arnaud "Sean" Garnier, former world champion at the inaugural Red Bull Street Style World Finals in 2008.


Andrew Henderson is UK's freestyle champion for five years running. 



A video posted by @touzani7 on Oct 10, 2014 at 10:23am PDT

Soufiane Touzani, a freestyler with fluid skills that earned him the opportunity to perform with the likes of the legendary Ronaldinho. 



A video posted by Gautier Fayolle (@gautierfayolle) on Sep 9, 2014 at 12:22am PDT

Gautier Fayolle, a back-to-back freestyle football world champion in 2011 and 2012. 

Tempted to pick up the sport?

Source: Instagram, YouTube