Pitch Side TV interviews freestyle champ Umar Dalati
In recent years, soccer freestyling has grown in popularity all over the globe. Some of the videos of these superstars on social media is nothing short of sensational.
Fortunately for us here at Signables, we were able to catch up with the one and only Umar Dalati, who can proudly call himself a 2018 soccer freestyle champion. As you might expect, his popularity has grown and it's easy to understand why when you take a look at his Instagram @umarfreestyle.
In our conversation with Dalati, he was kind enough to open up about his career and how he got to where he is today.
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Dalati, who started playing soccer at the age of five, really made a name for himself back in 2018 when he was crowned 2018 soccer freestyle champion.
So, how in the heck did he start getting interested in this part of the sport? Dalati said it all started back in high school when he grew a passion for learning more of the individual aspects of the game, with street soccer also catching his eye along with a good friend of his.
"For us, we always kind of loved that individual flare a player could have," Dalati said. "To have skills to be better than someone else, get past someone else using your mind and emotions. I've always been attracted to that part of the game. I was always a ball hog because I loved that part of the game -- loved to show off and do something cool."
From there, Dalati has only gotten better and better individually, which of course is amazing for soccer fans everywhere who love watching his insane skills. If you haven't watched his clips, we highly recommend you do so.
At the same time, be sure to check out our full interview with Dalati to learn more about his journey, soccer freestyling and so much more.