Offbeat Video

By Joe McFarlane


A professional freestyle footballer can keep anything up, from crystal balls to rugby balls, sushi and knives.

From ordinary daily activities like brushing his teeth, to more daring hobbies such as having a ball shot of his head with a bow and arrow, professional freestyler Ryuji Numata, 23, can’t help himself when it comes to new and daring ways to push the humble keepie up.

Ryuji can’t walk down the street in his home of Yokohama, Japan, without balancing a ball on his phone, or look at knives, books and even some tasty sushi without showing off his incredible skills.

Ryuji said: “It can be really hard, but I can do a trick after a couple of attempts.

“Most people laugh at my videos. I can still surprise myself.”