Séan Garnier

I’m a freestyle footballer with a passion for pushing the boundaries of what you can do with a ball at your feet.

A picture of freestyle soccer star Sean Garnier in Pakistan
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Hi, my name is Séan Garnier. My discipline is freestyle football. I was born on 18 June 1984 in Sens, France. My special talent is break dancing and juggling.

Bio

Most people can kick a football and manage a keep-up or two, but Arnaud Séan Garnier can do a whole lot more and then some. The French freestyle soccer expert possesses the skills to make a football dance.

Garnier started out with dreams of becoming a full-time professional soccer player, but he suffered a series of injuries early on in his career and decided to become a coach instead. That turned out to be an astute decision, as he soon discovered a new passion that combined breakdancing and football: the urban art of freestyle football.

Séan quickly found his groove, developing his own style and unique set of skills. Within two years, he went from demoing on the streets of Paris to the world stage, and in 2008 was crowned World Champion at the inaugural Red Bull Street Style World Finals in São Paulo, Brazil, the spiritual home of freestyle.

Séan’s style is about much more than just ball tricks. He’s combined music, breakdance and basketball in his many winning routines, ousting the likes of respected Japanese freestyler Yosuke Yokota and his trademark somersaults. With a host of French Championships and podium finishes under his belt, Séan strives to develop the creativity of freestyle football, pushing boundaries together with his team, Street Style Society.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 2nd Place Overall: 3vs3, Panna

  2. 2014
    1. 1st Place Overall: French Futsal Cup

      With his team KB United

  3. 2012
    1. French Freestyle Champion

  4. 2010
    1. French Freestyle Champion

    2. 1st Place: Styllball Beach Style

      Dubai, UAE

  5. 2009
    1. French Freestyle Champion

  6. 2008
    1. Red Bull Street Style Champion