Freestyler representing Burnley in the Champions League Final

A Burnley-born freestyler is set to wow a global audience of up to 200 million viewers as he gears up to perform at the Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Juventus.

Thursday, 1st June 2017, 4:55 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:28 pm
Chris Draper at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff ahead of the final.

Chris Draper (24) will be performing a freestyle routine at the final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff between the 11-time Spanish winners, Real Madrid, and the two-time Italian winners, Juventus, on Saturday, June 3rd.

Having previously worked with the likes of Arsenal and Real Madrid and having performed in front of 20,000 people at Wigan's DW Stadium at half-time in a match against Manchester City, Chris is no stranger to the big stage, but the event in the Welsh capital will eclipse anything else so far.

"I'm very proud as - for me - this is the world's biggest sporting event and is somewhere that people dream of attending," the Burnley fan, who has also performed at Turf Moor, said. "I feel fortunate and proud that I will be performing my freestyle on the pitch and being part of such a fantastic occasion."

Having been asked to perform at the world's biggest domestic football match by an agency, Chris has been rehearsing a set of routines for the big day, explaining: "I'm currently working on several routines - I always like to have contingency routines planned!

"I'm rooting for Juventus," said Chris. "I'd like Buffon to lift the trophy as it may be one of his last opportunities and he is a legend of the sport."