"Amazing Kid Eche" has done it again. 🎉

Chinonso Eche (Nigeria) is 13, his passion is football (especially cool football tricks! 👌) and he has a very important message to share: never, never give up

When he was 12, Amazing Kid Eche broke his first world record with most consecutive football (soccer) touches in one minute while balancing a football on the head. He achieved the incredible number of 111 touches – in just one minute! 😱

It was his first record, but surely not his last! ⭐

Always working hard to improve, Amazing Kid Eche broke three new freestyle records: 

  • Fastest time to 1,000 football touches while balancing a ball on the head: 7 min 46 sec
  • Most football headers in a prone position in one minute: 233
  • Most football touches in a seated position while balancing a ball on the head in one minute: 197

The now 13-year-old freestyle star who lives in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria has gained a spot among the Young Achievers in the Guinness World Records 2022 book. 📚

His skills even received international recognition from FIFA! ⚽

Amazing Kid Eche decided to attempt his first record to show the world that "anything is possible when you believe". He surely proved it! 🙌

Chinonso Eche illustrated by Rod Hunt for the Guinness World Records 2022 cover

"I am very grateful to Guinness World Records for recognizing me. It inspires me to do more and never give up." - Chinonso Eche

When Amazing Kid Eche was around eight, his father first noticed his talent

He encouraged Chinonso to believe in himself and never give up, and supported his passion for football no matter the difficulties. 😎

However, his dad and family are not the only ones cheering in Chinonso’s corner. 👀

Chinonso Eche playing football in front of a crowd

His football coach, Chukwuebuka, too says that he is "very proud of Chinonso”.

"It’s the dream of every football coach and every teacher to see his student wanting to do more and making progress, so I’m very proud of Chinonso. Having a Guinness World Records title holder from my academy is really something to be proud of." – Chukwuebuka

Chinonso Eche with his coach

Having Chinonso as his student is a great joy and inspiration for Chukwuebuka as a football coach, but it’s also an inspiration for all the students in the Chukwuebuka Freestyle Entertainment Academy. ⚽

Thanks to the support of his family and team, Amazing Kid Eche never felt discouraged. 👪

"I’m very happy for the opportunity, and I feel very happy and proud of myself," the young freestyle star says.

Chinonso Eche pointing at himself on a poster

Amazing Kid Eche trains indoors twice a day, morning and evening, at the Chukwuebuka Freestyle Entertainment.

Always believing in his dreams, he works hard to follow the steps of his favourite football heroes – like Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi – who are also true freestyle royalty. 🏆

We can’t wait to see what new freestyle tricks Amazing Kid Eche will share with us in the future! 🙌

Learn more about Chinonso Eche and the other Young Achievers featured in Guinness World Records 2022.