VIDEO: Messi and Ronaldo are great… but they can't climb a lamppost while juggling a football like this street star sensation
17:15 GMT, 30 November 2012
Eat your heart out Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo — you might earn a few more euros a week than this street busker, but we bet you can’t do this with a football and a lamppost!
This talented street performer, reportedly called Iya Traore, who performs regularly in the Montmarte suburb of, entertains inquisitive tourists on the streets.
He might not be revered around the world as one of the finest footballers the world has ever seen, but he certainly has a few tricks up his sleeves.
Going up: This amazing football juggler heads up a lamppost in Paris while balancing the ball on his head
Spinning around: The mystery keepy-uppy artist then swings around the lamppost with the ball wedged to his foot (above) and demonstrates more of his stunning repertoire while standing on a plinth (below)
VIDEO: Check out his amazing skills for yourself. Take a bow, son…
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Traore starts with some fairly
basic keepy-uppies, before hypnotising crowds with a head balancing act
that has to be seen to be believed.
At one point in the five-minute performance he balances precariously on a thin iron pole while continuing his flicks and tricks.
There’s also a homage to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with his very own interpretation of a propeller kick.
And the finale has to be seen to be believed — as he performs a heart-stopping balancing act 30ft in the air.
Watch and learn, lads: Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (right) and Barcelona's Lionel Messi (left)
EXTRA VIDEO I: Now watch Cristiano Ronaldo have a go (and check out the cameraman!)…
EXTRA VIDEO II: And, here's Messi showing off his skills – WITH A BOOT INSTEAD OF A BALL…