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Poll: do you have to be fit to be a great footballer?

A 20-stone Welshman with incredible football skills has become the latest YouTube sensation, posing the question - does size really matter?

YOUTUBE SENSATION...


Until this week, the most famous fat footballer was Brazil's World Cup winning striker Ronaldo.
But he's got some competition on his hands.

Meet fifty-year-old, 20-stone, Andrew Cassidy - also known as 'the Welsh Maradona'.

Cassidy has become a YouTube sensation after he was secretly filmed executing juggles and flicks more athletic men could only dream of possessing.

The video has racked up over one million views, which has led to minor celebrity status and an invitation to take part in the opening ceremony of the World Freestyle Football Championships in Dubai next month.

You can read more on the story by click here.

THE WELSH MARADONA IN ACTION...


by The Independent on Mar 28, 2013 at 1:41 PM

by The Independent on Mar 28, 2013 at 1:41 PM

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

At first, many thought it was a viral marketing stunt or a computer-generated hoax. However it is completely genuine, posing the question - do you have to be fit to be a great footballer?

Take part in our poll by CLICKING HERE and let us know what you think using the 'Make a comment' button below. We'll publish the best comments.

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