French freestyle footballer Séan Garnier will be at Tampa's Cinco Soccer on Tuesday, Nov. 1 as part of a traveling Urbanball’s Global Fightball. The winner of Tuesday's tournament gets $500 and moves on to the national qualifier in Miami, where they'll complete for more money ($1,000) and a chance to compete in the world championship that features a $100,000 cash prize.
Garnier, 38, saw his professional career with sides like Auxerre and Troyes cut short due to injuries, but he's doing just fine thanks to nearly 6 million Instagram followers who love watching him demolish people in 1-on-1 clips that almost always go viral.
On Tuesday at Cinco Soccer, challengers can sign up on a first-come-first-served basis to take on Garnier—a two-time Red Bull Street Style World Champ—as part of a traveling tour presented by Urbanball’s Global Fightball. The format is 1-on-1 style and will find athletes trying to beat each other, plus a goalie.
Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...