NATHANIEL IS OUR YOUNGEST EVER CHAMPION
At only just over four years old, Nathaniel Ridley has become our youngest ever Footcall Champion. He showed some good form in the Group Stages only to fall away at the critical moment and moved into the Knockouts placed fifth in the league table. He knew that an impressive run of early predictions would see move into contention. Whilst the safe bet from the Footcallers above him was on Germany, plenty saw their Footcall dreams shattered when they lost in the semi finals to a resolute Italy. Whilst in the other semi, Spain narrowly scraped home in a penalty shoot-out against Portugal.
Young Nathaniel had chosen Spain to go all the way and it proved to be the perfect gamble as they masterfully picked apart the Italians in the final. Their four nil win saw the boy Ridley leapfrog right to the top to become our youngest ever Footcall Champion. His father James made the journey from South Wales down to Kent to pick up his son's winnings (£320 for his overall win plus £5 for the Group Stages). In Nathaniel's absence he posed for the obligatory winner's photograph with the trophy before heading off back towards the Severn Bridge. James... I'm counting on you to make sure he gets all that money!