Most people can kick a football – some can do a kick-up or two – but Arnaud “Séan” Garnier possesses the skills to make a football dance. The freestyle football star hails from Sens in France, and began his football career like most – on the pitch. Unfortunately, a string of injuries eventually forced Séan to abandon his dream of a career as a professional footballer. But all was not lost – he began to study as a football instructor in Paris, and in 2006 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 more than 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.