} He's Got The Moves: Meet 'Chaitanya Deshpande' Freestyle Footballer From Pune!

In a country where cricket rules, and the state of football as a sport is not very encouraging, city youth are trying to make a profession out of this upcoming sport! Making its way as the latest entrant in the outdoor sports arena, Freestyle Football is a kind of finesse that these youngsters show while doing tricks with a ball, is simply fantastic!

Professional Football Freestyler from Pune, Chaitanya Deshpande dropped out of his Engineering Institute to pursue his passion. Chaitanya has always wooed the audience through his stellar moves including sole juggles, sole juggle spin, headstall, neck stall, side headstall and many more. Apart from contributing towards improving the lives of fellow freestyle footballers in the country by coaching them, Chaitanya is also a TEDx Speaker who lives by the motto ‘Dream, believe, achieve.’ 

One of the top 10 Freestyler in India, Chaitanya has represented Pune 5 times at national level. He has also performed for various brands like Adidas, Nike, HTC, Aircel, Red Bull, Chevrolet, Castrol, Channel V etc. Have taken workshops all over India. He is the only Indian in Top 16 at Superball World championship in Panna/Nutmeg, Rank 7 in Asian Championship in show flow, performed for Fc Barcelona in Qatar Cup Final in Doha along with this he also represented India at World and Asian Freestyle Football Championship.

Speaking about it, Chaitanya quotes, “Freestyle football is like a daily routine, it’s like my lifestyle. people breathe to live, for me, I freestyle to live. I get to travel, meet new people, explore new places, culture and it is like an amazing journey. freestyle is not just a sport, it’s my life.” 

So to sum it up, whenever Chaitanya performs he variably draws spectators with his acrobatic movements, coupled with tricks that seem to defy gravity, demands attention which possibly inspires someone from the crowd to create art with a ball!

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