The video filmed on a phone and entitled ‘Fat Guy Has Amazing Football Skills’ features Andrew Cassidy, 50, who’s apparently also known as the ‘Welsh Maradona’.

Since the video went international, Cassidy, a unemployed fisherman from the Welsh town of Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, has been tracked down by the media.

He told the Daily Mail: “It’s crazy to think that so many people have seen my skills – this is just what I do. Sometimes kids will have a kick around with me but they always leave after I’ve shown them up.”

Cassidy now spends hours perfecting his skills. “I’m pretty good even though I’ve got a lot of blubber on me” he added.

His internet fame has led to a call from the Freestyle Football Federation to appear as a special guest at the World Freestyle Football Championships. Seems all that hard work has finally paid over.