Jack Downer — The Nutmeg Extraordinaire Lympo Athlete!

2023-03-02 Lympo Athletes

We’re excited to introduce the new Lympo Athletes Pool addition — Jack Downer aka “Street Panna”!

To celebrate all of Jack’s achievements and help in his mission to popularize Panna, Lympo is collaborating with him on the Street Panna NFT collection. The collection will consist of 5 different rarity digital sportscards showcasing the best moments of Jack Downer.

This 24-year-old master of street football amazes the world with his fancy footwork and panna skills, so much so, that an audience of over 2.6 million people is following him on his social media platforms, and he was named the Most Valuable Player during the 2018 Tango League.

The mastery of Jack’s skills will be honored with an exclusive collection of Street Panna Lympo digital sportscards!

Growing up in Thanet, England, all Jack dreamt of was professional football. He knew he was going to be a famous athlete. And it wasn’t just an unsubstantiated claim from an ordinary English boy. He was ridiculously skilled — at just 14 years old he was captaining a local football team, Trinity, and getting the interest of scouts from Tottenham, West Ham, Charlton, and others.

He was a promising young football star until one game changed his fate forever. During a practice match against some of his team’s older players, Jack had an unfortunate incident that resulted in a serious injury with ankle causing ligament damage.

As soon as he regained health, Jack was back in the field. But by this time all the interest from the scouts was gone and he couldn’t go on with professional football. However, his love for the game didn’t stop there and he joined a local team that was gathering at his local youth center. That’s where he found Panna.

Jack instantly got addicted to the game that was Panna. When playing traditional football what he loved the most was the skills and tricks of it. And, by joining this local street football team, he regained his spark.

It didn’t take him long to master nutmegging — a football trick where the aim is to play the ball through the legs of an opponent and collect it on the other side.

Jack’s love for Panna grew and grew stronger every day. And, a year and a half later, in 2014, he was already competing in the European Championships as well as the World Championships. He finished both in the top 32.

Ever since his first tournaments in 2014, Jack kept mastering Panna and his efforts weren’t for nothing. In 2019, during the Pannahouse invitationals and the Panna World Championships, he achieved top 8 finishes. He also became a part of the Adidas Tango Squad and was awarded the Tango League’s Most Valuable Player award in 2018.

Apart from his successes on the field, Jack has grown a vast social following, hailed as the Pioneer of Panna he is at the forefront of the growth of the sport. He uses his Youtube channel and other social media platforms to increase the visibility of freestyle football and inspire future generations to master the art of Panna through his tutorials.


  • 2014 Panna European Championships — top 32
  • 2014 Panna World Championships — top 32
  • 2018 Tango League — Most Valuable Player
  • 2019 Panna World Championships — top 8
  • 2019 Pannahouse Invitationals — top 8

Lympo NFTs

Each member of the Lympo Athletes Pool will receive a collection of 5 different rarities NFT sportscards. You’ll be able to choose from Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary cards for your collection. Also, there’s going to be a one-of-a-kind — GOAT (Greatest Of All Time Card) that will be put up for auction.

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