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Over weight ‘Welsh Maradona’ becomes ‘HUGE’ football web hit

Over weight ‘Welsh Maradona’ becomes ‘HUGE’ football  web hit

By Eurosport

A 20-stone, unemployed, 'Welsh Maradona' is on his way to the World Freestyle Football Championships in Dubai after his amazing football skills wowed the internet.


Andrew Cassidy, 50, from Milton Haven in Pembrokeshire was filmed on a mobile phone last weekend showing incredible keepy-uppy skills with his legend quickly spreading across the globe.

When the first video came out, people did not know who the man in the video was, just that he was Welsh, but Andrew has since been tracked down and his whirlwind fame has already seen him invited to be a VIP star guest at this year's World Freestyle Championships in the United Arab Emirates.

Andrew has now filmed a second video (which you can see above) and has been telling the story of his amazing, rapid-fire rise to fame.

"It's crazy to think that so many people have seen my skills - this is just what I do. Sometimes kids will have a kick around with me but they always leave after I've shown them up," Andrew is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail.

"I'm quite agile for a big guy and I've got good hand-eye coordination, balance and timing."

Andrew says he developed his skills by practicing for a two hours a day in a car park after being made unemployed as a fisherman in 2002.

"I'm pretty good even though I've got a lot of blubber on me; it's just a matter of practice and I've got plenty of time on my hands for that."

Now Andrew has a great chance to finally cash-in on his talent. He will be flown to Dubai first class, put up in a top hotel and paid £200 a day for his guest appearance.

Lee Day, who is a news editor for local newspaper the Western Telegraph, told the Mail that Andrew has been a local legend for some time now.

"He's been doing it down by the docks for years - I used to see him years ago, but judging from the footage, he's got a lot better since then," he said.

You can watch the video that started the phenomenon below.

 

 
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