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Take a bow! Romford’s football freestyler who wows pros

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 November 2015

Tricksters Billy (left) and Jeremy (right) with football legend Pele

Tricksters Billy (left) and Jeremy (right) with football legend Pele

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Pele, Neymar, Messi, Hazard and Ronaldo may have a trick or two up their sleeves, but they’ve all watched in awe as a Romford man outshines them with a football.

Jeremy in actionJeremy in action

Jeremy Lynch makes up one half of The F2 Freestylers, who are taking the football world by storm with their flicks and tricks.

The pair have 2million YouTube subscribers, 450million YouTube views and a regular slot on Soccer AM – all since launching their act at the Fifa Ballon D’Or awards back in 2010.

Since then, Jeremy and partner Billy Wingrove have collaborated with the world’s best – Pele, Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo – and featured in numerous adverts and online video clips alongside the game’s stars.

Jeremy, an Arsenal fan who lives in Romford but was born in Chadwell Heath, started playing football aged just three, and began honing his skills at 12 after watching a famous Nike advert featuring Edgar Davids and Denilson, among others.

“I’ve always had a creative mind,” he told the Recorder. “Sometimes I come up with tricks by accident or make a mistake and think ‘that actually looked good!’.

“I’ve even dreamed of tricks before then woken up in the morning and tried it and it works!”

You may have seen Jeremy on Britain’s Got Talent in 2008 when he got through to the semi-finals, but success hasn’t come easy for him and he says he has to continue practising every day in order to come up with new tricks to wow fans.

So which professionals are the best at freestyling?

“It’s hard to say really,” he said. “Ronaldo, Neymar, Hazard, Mata, Marcelo, Bale and Mahrez are all up there.”

The pair have now signed with 10Ten Talent and are looking to build on their blend of technical skill, synchronisation and humour to become the top sports vloggers in the world.

Coming up with new tricks isn’t easy though, especially under the watchful eye of the world’s best.

“Being part of a double act, the hardest tricks are the synced ones,” explained Jeremy. “They need to be perfect in order to look good.”

To check out the F2 Freestylers, see youtube.com/user/F2Freestylers.


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