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What a day for Norway! Erlend Fagerli is the new Red Bull Street Style world champion. And his brother Brynjar managed to take third place as well! We have no words for this season guys! Erlend has made history by winning Norwegian, European, Super Ball championship, King of freestyle and Red Bull Street Style world final in the same year. Football freestyle is amazing…
The Red Bull Street Style final at the Hala Gwardii (Warsaw, Poland), was packed with spectators eager to see the best 16 male and the 4 female football freestylers face off in head-to-head battles.
Judged by an expert panel including Brazilian football superstar Roberto Carlos, Erlend Fagerli from Norway and Ricardinho from Brazil made it to the finals and offered an ultimate showdown that had the crowd roaring: three minutes, two players, one ball and mind-boggling tricks. In the end, Fagerli’s incredible skills earned him his first-ever victory at Red Bull Street Style.
Superstar Roberto Carlos witnessed never-before-seen moves. “The level of the competition is incredible”, said Roberto Carlos. “You can tell that this is a World Cup because the skills of these athletes are totally crazy. It has been a really special day in my life”.
Red Bull Street Style, the pioneering and most prestigious of all freestyle football tournaments, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018 with a comeback in cooperation with the World Freestyle Football Association(WFFA).
Erlend Fagerli, the new world champion, was ecstatic after his victory: “I have no words”, he said. “It’s always been a dream for me to win Red Bull Street Style, and after having such an incredible year winning the European and Super Ball titles, I could not be happier”. Big up to Ricardinho for taking second place as well, after he was fighting for a long period of time to recover from an injury!
The women’s event delivered one of the biggest upsets of the evening, as two-time Red Bull Street Style World Final winner Mélody Donchet of France was dethroned and thousands of spectators celebrated the new women’s World Champion, local hero Agnieszka ‘Aguska’ Mnich. Congratulations!