James Rodriguez gives Everton shirt to Natalia Guitler, the freestyle football queen who knows Ronaldinho and Neymar

JAMES RODRIGUEZ gave his match-worn shirt to freestyle football queen Natalia Guitler after Everton's 1-0 win over Mexican side Pumas UNAM in the Florida Cup.

The Colombian playmaker came off the bench and almost got himself a goal, but was denied by the Pumas goalkeeper.

Moise Kean scored the only goal of the game to see out the Toffees' pre-season tour in Florida.

After the game, Rodriguez posed with Guitler – who is friends with football legend Ronaldinho and Paris Saint-Germain winger Neymar – for a picture.

The 34-year-old shared the post on Instagram with the caption: "Loaded it there?

"A pleasure to see his ball genius up close."

Guitler later was able to wait for Rodriguez to get his match worn shirt.

The Brazilian brushes shoulders with some of footballs greats, and has a special relationship with Ronaldinho.

The pair play Teqball whenever the World Cup winner is in Rio, Brazil.

Guitler told SunSport back in 2018: "I played for the first time at Ronaldinho’s house and I loved the game.

“I began to play a bit more and now I’m here.

“I still play with him. He is travelling a lot of the time but when he is in Rio we play.


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“I still play with him. He is travelling a lot of the time but when he is in Rio we play.

“We used to play more foot volley but now I ask him to play more Teqball and not foot volley.

“It helps a lot with my foot volley career when it comes to getting the ball higher with the first touch.”

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