I think all you guys know him, Radheya is going very good on the gram these days. Do you want to know how he experienced the journey so far? Take a look at the interview we made with him.
Radheya can you introduce yourself to the people?
My Name is Radheya I am 24 years old. I was born in England and lived the majority of my life here. I have always had a passion for football since I could walk. I have been playing for football teams since I was 6 years old. When I was 10, I moved to Sydney, Australia with my family and played 11 a side football there at the highest level a youth footballer can play. At 12 years old is when I really found my passion for skills and freestyling. I have also been playing 5 a side football since I was 11/12. And I enjoyed playing it the most because it’s a faster paced game where I could express myself with flair and skills.
At 14 I came back to England to live with my Dad and I continued to play 11 a side football and 5 a side. I would practice my skills and freestyle also in my spare time.
From 16-21 years old i played semi professional football and professional football abroad, I played in Spain, Thailand and Australia which was a great experience. When I played football the most exciting part of it was skills and nutmegs for me. I came across street footballers / Influencers on Instagram and saw what they were doing. I then made a decision to focus on street football/ freestyling instead of football and that’s what I am doing now.
Where began the passion for street football?
I have always loved skills, it was my favourite part of football. I was always into freestyling and futsal too, so that bought me to street football / panna around 3 years ago and that’s how I made the transition from football.
How is it to film video’s with Jack Downer (street_panna)?
As soon as I met Jack, I could see we would be best mates. Filming and training with him is a pleasure, I love it. We are both very determined and are always looking to improve. I really enjoy being with Jack he’s my brother and whenever we are together, we have a good time. He has helped me a lot in the last year with getting adverts, street football opportunities and showing me new tricks. I will always be grateful for this.