Freestyle footballer scores highest ever goal at Wembley

Tuesday, 28, August, 2012

Freestyle footballer Andrew Henderson before he scored the highest ever goal at Wembley

Today freestyle football champion Andrew Henderson has scored the highest ever goal at Wembley, 30-metres above the pitch. The world No. 1 was performing tricks and extreme keepy uppies along the stadium’s zip wire, which will run until September 2.

Giving himself the ultimate birds’ eye view of the playing field Henderson hurtled down the 200-metre wire reaching speeds of 25 miles per hour (faster than Usain Bolt) as he controlled the ball and managed to land his second attempt in the back of the net.

Andrew Henderson, 20, from Truro in Cornwall, scooped the World Freestyle Football Championship last year in Malaysia with his extraordinary footballing skills and signature move – the Triple Around The World.

Andrew Henderson, freestyle football champion, said: “This was definitely the most extreme freestyling I’ve ever done – it was so fast, with an incredible view of the pitch. It wasn’t easy trying to score but I managed to build up my confidence each time I went down the wire. Scoring a goal at Wembley while shooting across the pitch 30 metres in the air is the ultimate thrill.”

Roger Maslin, Managing Director of Wembley Stadium, said: “Andrew is one of the nation’s best sporting talents as Britain’s No.1 freestyle footballer so who better to attempt the stadium’s highest ever goal. It was definitely one of the most surreal moments we have had at Wembley. We hope it has inspired many a football fan to come and join us on the Wembley Tour and experience this incredible stadium for themselves.”

The zip wire experience is part of the Wembley Tour for a limited time only and is available for those aged 12 and over*. To book visit www.wembleystadium.com/tours or call 0844 800 2755.