Greatest height to control a football: John Farnworth breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
Widnes, UK -- A football freestyler has broken a world record held by Lionel Messi for Greatest height to control a football by controlling a football from 32 metres (104ft); John Farnworth set the record in Widnes, near Liverpool after being inspired to take on the challenge set by the Barcelona legend, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: John Farnworth, a football freestyler, has broken a Guinness world record held by Lionel Messi for Greatest height to control a football by controlling a football from 32 metres (104ft). Photo: Guzelian (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the Greatest height to control a football was set by Jamie Redknapp set by a 18.6 m (61 ft 9 in) kick. This record was inspired by an appearance by Lionel Messi on a Japanese tv show. Messi managed to control the ball from a height of 18 metres (59 ft).
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people dribbling a football (soccer ball) simultaneously was 2,068 in an event organized by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency Gaza Field Office (Palestinian Entity, West Bank-Gaza) in Rafah, Gaza Strip, on 14 July 2011.
The 29-year-old was fascinated with footballing tricks since reading the book 'Learn to play the Brazilian way' when he was a teenager.
Last year Farnworth enjoyed a dream to Barcelona's training facilities to practice with Brazilian icon Neymar.
The talented trickster, already holds four Guinness World Records, including the most around the worlds in a minute.