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Elias Tadili: Belgian street king – PORTRAIT OF THE DAY #19

Elias Tadili is a street football player from Belgium. He’s got Moroccan origins. Tadili, former European champion, was one the pioneers to develop street football in Brussels and in whole Belgium. He is the founder of Freestyle Akkademy, project which fights against the stereotypes of urban sports. Elias started playing street soccer in Cinquantenarie park, after getting shocked by Ronaldinho’s Nike commercial. One of his teammates was Nabil Nirar, nowadays playing for Fenerbahçe. Elias Tadili was the Belgium coach in European Street Cup 2017. Street soccer let him travel around California, Japan, Lebanon or Burkina Faso.

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