Omer Farooq may not be a household name yet, but if the 10-year old's display at the Trans World Soccer Dubai School Football Finals is anything to go by, he won't be unknown for long.
Not only did Omer's team, GEMS Wellington Silicon Oasis, romp to victory in the top tier of the U10 division, Omer also got his hands on both of the individual player accolades up for grabs.
Along with his WSO team-mate, Omer was voted Player of the Tournament by the coaches of Mondial FC, and to cap off a perfect day, he also romped to victory in the juggling challenge.
The E-Sports Football Club starlet, who says he has been honing his skills since the age of four, sites Lionel Messi as his favourite player, and hopes one day to follow in his hero's footsteps by forging a career in one of the Europe's top leagues.
The tricky playmaker attributes his success to daily individual practice sessions and unfaltering self-belief. That confidence shone throughout the Finals day at Rashid Boys School, and was especially evident during his performance in the juggling challenge, where he held his nerve to record over 200 keepy-uppies (his record is 627) in front of a crowd of his peers, as well as the Gulf Youth Sport cameras.
Omer Farooq. Remember the name – this kid has a very bright future ahead of him!