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Meet Arat Hosseini, Instagram's new footballing sensation!

Written by: Neelav Chakravarti

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Originally, he was mistaken to be a girl due to his long locks and is reminiscent of a former Ajax prodigy Sonny Pike.

Instagram has found a new kid sporting sensation in the guise of Arat Hosseini. The 5-year old Iranian boy has caused a storm via his social media handle with his footballing skills. Originally believed to be a girl, he was already famous in the web due to his physical training regime from a much-more early age.

Born in 10th October 2013, he was trained to be a gymnast when he was just 1-year old by his father, and without any sponsorship. According to his father, the boy was found to have strong hands and legs at just 7 months of age. At the age of 3, he could do some serious acrobatics like handstand, and jumping from tall heights. His father also reportedly quit his job to train him, and it is alleged that the kid doesn't practice in a gym.



 
 
 
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Now it seems like, the Babol-born kid could be moving towards the direction of being a professional football player, with some serious skills and tekkers displayed in his Insta account. 

 
 
 
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At a very young age, he already has a physique which can make any adult jealous of him– and boy, he does have some serious skills and technique! In one video, he can be seen playing 1v1 against a boy stated to be two years older to him. Arat displays his body strength and skills, to overpower and outplay his opponent in all possible situations.

 
 
 
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In his most recent video, he can be seen completing owning another kid who is possibly older than him. Arat dribbles past him in all possible 1v1 situations, and scores goals with comfortable ease. It is obvious that Arat's father manages his social media account, and the video's caption indicates that Arat and his father want him to become the best football player in the world.

Originally, he was mistaken to be a girl due to his long locks and is reminiscent of a former Ajax prodigy Sonny Pike. The English man was also had similar goldilocks but didn't reach his promised expectation and quit football at a very early age. Arat and his father need to be careful with his development and not fall for the modern money-making schemes which prey upon on this sport; hopefully, he goes on to fulfil his dreams in the near foreseeable future.

Published: Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:49 PM IST

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