‘Girl’ Who Wowed Internet With Impressive Football Skills Is Actually A Boy

by : UNILAD on : 21 Aug 2018 14:52
Arat HosseiniArat Hosseini@arat.gym/Instagram

Everyone loves a bit of good old tekkers, which is football-speak for skills. Nothing brings more joy than to than watching another person get demoralised by a superior player.


Well, unless you’re the person who’s getting disgraced, or you’re a teammate, or manager, or one of the fans. Okay, I take it back NOT everyone enjoys some good old tekkers, but most of us do.

Which is why the internet was going crazy for this young girl who used her superior football skills to completely own other players… except it wasn’t a girl… it was a boy!

He fooled us all:

It’s a lesson in never judging a book by its cover. Just because someone’s got long, curly hair you shouldn’t assume their gender… or something poignant like that. I guess the point I’m getting at is four-year-old Arat Hosseini certainly has got skills on the ball and he’s got the luxurious hair to match it.


Which is quite brazen in my opinion. I have no issue with people’s hairstyle preferences but it seems they’re practising their chops before even being cast for shampoo ads now. Though I highly doubt this young kid has a say in his hairstyle, I believe his dad takes care of that.

If that’s the case the plan has clearly worked as the Iranian Ibra has gained a 1.5 million following on Instagram, how nuts is that? Only four years old and he’s got as many followers on social media as some professional footballers.

However, I don’t think Arat and his old man expected it to work in the way it did. Because of his flamboyant hair many of his followers assumed Arat was a girl. His videos had fans leaving comments such as ‘Yas queen’ and ‘No guy will mess with her’, unaware he’s a boy. It isn’t the first time Arat’s been mistaken for the opposite sex either.

His various videos see Arat weaving through players like a hot knife through butter, all the while maintaining a cheeky smile. Kind of like an in-his-prime Ronaldinho. As well as showing off his fancy footwork, the young maestro loves to demonstrate his ability to perform handstands, flips and pull-ups.

He also has no qualms about showing off his six-pack, this kid is young enough to be my son and he has a more defined set of abs than me. I think it’s time for me to review my life choices. According to the MailOnline, his lifelong goal is to compete in the Olympics.

As well as football, Arat has shown interest in swimming and track and field.


Dad Mohammad states:

Because we live in a small town and very far from big cities, our facilities are very simply and limited.

Everybody admires Arat and thinks he can introduce and prove himself to the whole world.

Speaking via his father, Art says:

When I participated in my first international TV show and succeeded, my father cried with happiness. That was my best day.

I love holidays, school and family – that’s it. My dream is to become Olympic champion.

Clearly, Arat’s a kid with serious ambition.

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Topics: Sport


  1. MailOnline

    Real Madrid-loving 'girl' who wowed the internet with her football skills is actually a four-year-old BOY (and loves showing off his incredible athleticism on Instagram)