Viral video: Toowoomba teen a global hit with Real Madrid

Toowoomba's Jed Hockin lines up a trick shot.
Toowoomba's Jed Hockin lines up a trick shot. Contributed

TOOWOOMBA teen Jed Hockin has fans - lots of fans.

Videos of his football trick shots attract global interest and he has more than 36,000 Instagram followers.

But even he was "blown away" by his newest fan - global football powerhouse Real Madrid.

The Spanish club, who had 146 million social media followers in 2016, shared one of Mr Hockin's videos across their social media platforms earlier this week.

Nearly three million people watched the video on Instagram the first day it was posted.

"I can't possibly explain how I feel about it," Mr Hockin said.

"I had a plan to shoot a video in my Real Madrid shirt and send it to them in the hope they'd post it.

"When they posted it I was blown away. I'm just doing something I love and it's hard to believe and comprehend that so many people are watching and enjoying it."

"It goes to show that nothing is impossible if you have passion."

Mr Hockin said the video took a day to film and has now been viewed four million times by Real Madrid's massive global fan base.

The 18-year-old said he hoped to one day make a career out of his passion.

"I always played and loved sport," he said.

"This (football trick shots) is just something creative that came from that passion. If I could turn it into a career it'd be awesome."

Check out more of Mr Hockin's videos on his FacebookInstagram and YouTube channel.

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