Kieran Brown is really good at football. Really, really good. Whether he's taking bin shots from the top of a building, or exchanging the ball with Ronaldinho (you read that right), you can always expect something amazing from him. All of these crazy tricks and adventures are well-documented on his YouTube channel (which previously went by the very appropriate name 'footballskills98'), and they're bolstered by sleek editing and bright soundtracks. All of this has drawn in an audience of over 300k subscribers, and a total view count of over 23 million.
Over a recent call with the rising YouTube star, we chatted about some of the highlights of his online career so far.
I think it was like back in 2012 when I started my channel. I didn’t start making videos until 2013 I’d say.
I think it was mainly these things called Nike adverts, the Joga Bonita videos; they had players like Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, and that was probably what inspired me.
Probably the backyard slip and slide match. Probably because we set the cameras up and we were just playing a game. It didn’t feel like we were recording; we were just having fun.
It would probably be Andrew Henderson, Simon/ Miniminter, Daniel Cutting; think we got some nice videos as well. Also John Farnworth.
A freestyle trick, depending on the trick, doesn't really take that long. As long as you practice and get it consistent. A trick shot is a lot harder to get consistent. Probably about 10% of the time a bin shot will go in.