Watch Billy Sharp's son score a stunning long-range free-kick as Sheffield United players and fans praise eight-year-old Leo
Sheffield United skipper Billy Sharp today shared a brilliant video of his eight-year-old son finding the top corner with a stunning long-range free-kick – and fans and teammates alike were queuing up to praise it.
Young Leo Sharp scored the stunner for his Brunsmeer Athletic U9 side in the LJS Cup on Sunday, on their way to the final of the competition set up by his dad and mum, Jade.
Leo sent his teammates, coaches and parents wild with the superb effort, with proud dad Billy later sending a clip of the free-kick to The Star.
Young Leo wasn’t so happy when his side were beaten in the final, making no effort to hide his disappointment in a team photo with his dad after receiving his runners-up medal.
But the video is another entry for a family annual already bursting with goals courtesy of Billy, while youngest son Milo, five, is desperate to follow in their footsteps when he is old enough.
Sharp senior joked that he “doesn’t know where [Leo] gets that from, I can’t even kick it that far!” while Blades teammate and Scotland striker Oli McBurnie joked: “He can’t be yours skip, wasn’t in 18 yard box.”
Ben Osborn added: “The audacity to shoot from there!” while fan Gem Tollerfield, referencing a memorable late free-kick against Sheffield Wednesday in front of the Kop, said: “Leo’s been learning from James Beattie!”
“If the boy is as half as good as you, he's in for a top career,” added Doran Darley.