layers, teams, influencers and fans: everyone is excited about the summer’s biggest football competition, UEFA Euro 2020, and video sharing network TikTok is the perfect place to share that passion and enthusiasm.
As a football fan, if you thought Tik Tok was just about funny videos, think again. It’s a true hub for sport too, and Tik Tok and Euro 2020 have joined forces for an unforgettable summer, creating a special in-app football hub on the discover page.
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Download the app and join the conversation. You’ll be in good company: everyone from the England football teams (#ThreeLions and #Lionesses are at tiktok/@england) to Sergio Ramos are already there. There have been over 70 billion views on the #football hashtag, as TikTok has become home to great team, player and fan content.
From showing off their freestyling skills to helping you improve your game, they’re illustrating what can be done with the beautiful game. Here are some of the very best for you to check out…
Jamie Knight is one of the most skilful freestyle footballers around – but he’s also a funny fella. Who wouldn’t want to see professional Sky Sports pundit, and former Man United and England defender, Gary Neville, made to look not very good at football?
Knight also gets plenty of other laughs – from morphing into Erling Haaland to dubbing Snoop Dogg over Roberto Carlos after showing the Brazilian legend his skills.
Oh, and freestyling in his pants on a London high street...
But it’s his trick shots and wild skills, often performed in front of big crowds (remember them?) at Premier League games that make him a must-visit account.
Five-time freestyle world record holder and TV presenter Liv Cooke has got some astonishing tricks in her repertoire – ever tried hopping, skipping rope and keeping a football up, all at the same time?
Or controlling a milk carton?
She’s good at passing on her expertise, too with some tutorials in basic akkas that anyone can give a go...
And Liv also loves fast cars and can often be seen with her white Lamborghini – making her account a must visit for petrolheads as well as football fans.
The self-proclaimed CEO of Skills is also hilarious: witness Ben Nuttall’s parody of Types of Sunday League Player – from the troublemaker to the bright-booted show off. Or the woes of forgetting your football. But he’s also great for educational vids – from the biggest football rivalries, through to showcasing exactly how the likes of Messi, Ronaldo and Rashford pull off their best moves.
On top of all that, he’s also got a world record for the most knee catches in 30 seconds.
And check out his blundering parody of how he plays “when my crush is watching”...
FIFA freestyler Jamie MacDonald is particularly great for letting you behind the curtain and showing mere mortals how he does his tricks.
It doesn’t mean you’re going to be able to do them right away, but it’s certainly a start.
MacDonald is also a fantastic communicator about mental health issues, developing self-confidence and the power of kindness...
... showing he’s a great guy as well as a great freestyler.
Log on to the TikTok football hub for more