Nurmemet, the soccer player who made his professional debut after becoming famous on social networks

Dreams are to be fulfilled and that is what happened to Nurmemet, a young man who became famous on social networks for posting videos of his plays. Before long, he was signed by a team of China and became a professional footballer. Know the details of this history that went viral.

Before discovering your talent for soccer, Nurmemet Xirep He spent much of his life trying to help his parents on the Shufu family farm, Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

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While in high school, he started playing soccer with his friends in the yards, the streets, and even the farmland.

It was the first time I found something I wanted to persist with when I was playing soccer in high school.”Nurmemet recalls in conversation with Xinhua.

In November 2019, Nurmemet opened an account on Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, under the name “Nur-Flying kick Show.” There he published videos in which he did all kinds of pirouettes and executed spectacular shots, which made him a celebrity.

Someone suggested that I should try pro clubs, but I thought they were too far away for me“Said Nurmemet, who earned the nickname” Flying Legs. “

SIGNED BY A TEAM OF THE SECOND CHINESE DIVISION

The videos of Nurmemet They went viral and Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard FC of the Chinese Second Division showed interest in him. In June 2020, the coaching staff invited Nurmemet to go through a test at age 21.

We were touched by his pure love for football, that was the main reason we invited him”Said Pulat Khutulek, coach of the Xinjiang youth team.

The club decided to sign Nurmemet for one year and place him in the team’s Under-23 team. Coach Pulat found that as a free attacker he did a good job.

“He is an opportunistic player with good speed and has the potential to be a poacher,” said Pulat, “but has poor vision and ability to read the game due to a lack of professional training.”

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Nurmemet acknowledges that “I’ve been living my dream” So what “now I want to be a professional player like Ronaldinho “, the Brazilian footballer who was a star in Barcelona in Spain.

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