The Red Bull Street Style World Final, the official World Championship of Freestyle Football, debuted in North America this week, Friday 15th November. With over a decade of championship events spanning Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, the grand finale of the world’s most important freestyle football competition turned up the heat in Miami, Florida, USA.
Eight women and more than 45 men brought their most innovative new tricks to the buzzing Wynwood Arts District. Athletes from over 50 countries descend on Miami to battle one-on-one for bragging rights as the planet’s best freestyle football player and official World Champion.
With tension and excitement at an all time high, the ballers faced the pressure and a roaring crowd of over 1500 spectators. In the line-up of competitors were reigning champions, Norway’s Erlend Fagerli and Poland’s Agnieszka “Aguska” Mnich. Fagerli dominated the Freestyle scene last season and is known for his fearsome combination of originality, versatility and control. Mnich also had a career-best campaign last year, so with the bar higher than ever, fans expected next-level play and a jaw-dropping display.
However, it was France’s Melody Donchet who stole the title for the females, making her the five times World Champion. Ricardino Chahini did Brazil proud taking the men’s World Champion trophy and title in a formidable and explosive battle against Colombia’s Boyka Ortiz.
The crowd and competitors were joined by surprise judge; none other than international football star Nani. The atmosphere was electric, the battles incredible, and viewers tuned into the unbelievable action from around the globe via Red Bull TV and YouTube.
Challenger Sports were thrilled to be in attendance as Official Technology Partners of World Street FC (WSFC), the membership club for freestyle and street football. Challenger Sports, via the TopYa! powered World Street FC App, propels freestyle football into the digital arena, and provides an unparalleled virtual coaching and engagement platform for WSFC members
Start your own freestyle football journey and download the World Street FC App, where you can join as a Lifestyle Member today. As a Lifestyle Member you will receive training videos and guidance from the best freestylers and street footballers in the world, along with e-Freestyle competitions and leagues to win prizes, and exclusive discounts on merchandise. Monthly skills challenges mean you can complete at home and improve your game. And what’s better, a percentage of your subscription fee goes towards supporting more young people and communities globally.