WATCH | Talented 11-year-old's football trick shots go viral

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At just 11 years old, Luca Reynolds from the UK has gone viral thanks to his incredible flair and talent for football. 

The tween grew up watching his father Michael and has been playing himself since the age of five. 

"I play and love football, so he has grown up with seeing me play and talk about it all the time... so when I taught him the easier skills, he could pick them up very easily, so I would challenge him with harder ones, and he could learn them as well," says the dad. 

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Michael then decided to start posting his son's skills on social media, sharing video footage of Luca performing various hard football trick shots. 

"The technical term is freestyle and panna for the tricks he learns. When he wants to learn a skill, he can sometimes take up to an hour practicing it... He is very patient," Michael says, adding that he couldn't be prouder of his son. 

"I love watching him pull off the skills; it makes me very proud, but also I am in awe of his ability". 

Watch the video above for more. 


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