BIRMINGHAM football freestyler Ben Nuttall eyes up breaking further world records, after achieving two feats of his own in the last year.
Taking up a vested interest in football, Nuttall’s career path could have been all so different had he not been released by Birmingham City’s Academy, being on the books at Blues prior to his release at the age of 14.
Undecided on where to take himself next, he came across a YouTube video of the football freestyling world champion football Andrew Henderson – from there on there was only one road the young footballer wanted to go down.
Citing the likes of Ronaldinho as inspiration growing up, he has always honed his tricks and control with a ball, so adapting to his new-found love wasn’t all that difficult.
Learning to juggle a rugby ball with his feet brought on Nuttall’s ball control tenfold, so when discovering the previous record for ‘keepy-ups’ with a rugby ball on the Guinness World Records site years later, he made it his goal to surpass the record count.
He would train for six months to attempt to break the record, and did just that in May 2018.
In fact, he would not just smash the previous record, he would total three times the previous amount of 60, achieving 187.
Adding the feat to another world record of 41 neck passes with a football in a minute, the Birmingham footballer aims to go a step further this year.
It continues a promising career for the young freestyler, having already demonstrated his talents in wowing crowds at the Champions League Final in Kiev, Ukraine; and at Old Trafford, Anfield and the Etihad Stadium.
Getting the chance to travel the world through his passion, Nuttall says he is glad looking back that he didn’t succeed with a career as a footballer, admitting that he has created his “own world” in inspiring others to follow their interests.