Golf star Rory McIlroy shows off his footie skills ahead of World Cup 2018 in new social media video

PRO-GOLFER Rory McIlroy shows off his new footie skills just in time for the World Cup.

The 29-year-old, from Down, showed he is definitely not a one-trick pony when he posted a clip to Instagram last night.

Rory showing off his footie skills ahead of the World Cup launch

Rory showing off his footie skills ahead of the World Cup launch

He posted the video of himself playing keepie uppies a day before the launch of the competition.

He simply wrote: “Take one ⚽🎬”.

And the sports star sent his own fans into a frenzy on Instagram.

One follower joked: “Well looks like you’ve got a back up career.”

Rory McIlroy at a press conference prior to the 2018 U.S. Open

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Rory McIlroy at a press conference prior to the 2018 U.S. Open

Another said: “If only you played for the US, maybe we would’ve made the Cup.”

While someone else wrote: “World cup open today! Like a soccer player-brilliant.”

However many people commenting were worried for Rory and referencing the ligaments he tore in his ankle back in 2015 after having a kickabout with friends leaving him unable to play in the Scottish Open.

And one concerned user said: “Plz don’t break your ankle again, my hero @rorymcilroy”

The 29-year-old showed off his footie skills causing his fans concern about his weak ankle

The 29-year-old showed off his footie skills causing his fans concern about his weak ankle


This hidden talent comes after Rory had no answer to golfing “robot” as Francesco Molinari’s laser-like hitting brought him a two stroke victory at the BMW PGA Championship.

The Italian ace did closed with a four under par 68, and he did not make a single bogey in the final 44 holes.

The former world No 1 said: “I turned to Harry, my caddie, and said Francesco was just like a robot – he never seemed to miss a shot, ever!”

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