EXCLUSIVE CONTENT: Fàbregas names
Neymar Jr & Messi as the footballers with the best tricks
football’s all-time “Assist Kings” has been selected to judge the greatest
football skills to crown the winner of “The Best Trick” for Red Bull Street
two-time Premier League champion and current AS Monaco midfielder reveals the skills
he’s learnt over the years and the players he believes are the best at football tricks – reminiscing about Leo Messi’s freestyle
skills from when they were young and playing in the same squad.
Fàbregas sheds light on his experiences with different
coaches, praising Arsène Wenger for believing in him from 16 years old and
discussing the similar coaching styles of Pep Guardiola and Mourinho. The
exclusive interview also features Cesc’s preferred Champions League Winner and
a trip down memory lane to reflect on his last-minute assist for the winning
goal of the 2010 World Cup.
Cesc Fàbregas has been named as the exclusive judge for “The Best Trick” competition
of Red Bull Street Style 2020. Here’s all you need to know:
- The official
World Championship of Freestyle Football, Red Bull Street Style looks for
the best overall male and female in
freestyle football, where individual players perform astounding tricks with a
ball including breakdance like moves.
- Fàbregas joins a starry list of football greats who have
judged the tournament since it was launched in 2008, including Gary Neville,
Fabio Cannavaro, Edgar Davids, Roberto Carlos, Pável
Pardo and Luís “Nani” Almeida.
But while those legends joined WFFA experts on the overall judging panel,
Fàbregas is the first to take exclusive responsibility for judging Best Trick
only, a competition category introduced with 2020’s online season.
- Cesc Fàbregas says:
“This is a great experience for me. I admire these guys and girls because you
need to spend so many hours doing these tricks and moves that I could never,
ever dream of even trying. It is a special talent, and it is a great
competition. They all want to be the best.”
- More from Fàbregas:
“I have always admired [freestyle football]. These are all talented, technical
guys and girls. I will be looking forward to the most spectacular and the most
creative. Creativity is something that I look into a lot.”
- Renowned for creating
opportunities on the field, Fàbregas is judging online from Monaco, where he
plays in League 1. The superstar amassed over 100 assists in the Premier
League, setting club records for Arsenal and helping Chelsea to two league
championships. Fàbregas has over 100 caps for his national team and in 2010,
his assist to scorer Andrés Iniesta
clinched Spain’s first-ever World Cup title.
- Fàbregas chose Brynjar
Fagerli of Norway as the men’s Best Trick winner for Stage 3 of the
five-round tournament, impressed by his brilliant manoeuvres with the ball while
in a handstand. When it came to Stage 3’s female footballers, the Spaniard
picked two-time title-winner Kitti Szász of Hungary, calling out her
speed and skill in combining lower and sit-down maneuvers.
- Fàbregas will
continue to make “The Best Trick” selections right through the Red Bull Street
Style World Final to be streamed live on November 14, 2020. His task will only
get harder as the field is whittled to the very best and athletes throw down
never-before-seen football skills.
- Keep up to date with
the latest on the Red Bull Street Style Results page and be sure to check out
footage of the football trick sessions.
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