Indi Armstrong Cowie is a Scottish American professional freestyle footballer and football coach. She became an assistant coach to Anson Dorrance at the North Carolina Tar Heels when a knee injury caused her retirement from college soccer. Cowie had previously played as a midfielder or forward for Scottish Women's Premier League club Celtic and won three caps for the Scotland women's national under-17 football team. Cowie was born in Florida to parents from the West of Scotland. She was inspired to take up freestyle football after observing a demonstration by John Farnworth. In 2012 male footballer Lionel Messi picked Cowie as the winner of a global freestyle football competition tied in with the FIFA Street video game. As of 2014, Cowie practices her skills for one to three hours per day. In 2015, Cowie became the first woman to do a three revolution - three full circles around the soccer ball with the foot while it is still in the air.
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About Indi Cowie
American professional soccer freestyler known for being the first woman to perform a triple revolution, which required her to pop a soccer ball into the air and spin her foot around the ball three times without letting it hit the ground. She became an assistant soccer coach at the University of North Carolina after suffering an ACL injury in 2012.
Starting in 2010, she spent time playing professionally with Celtic as well as the U-17 Scottish National Team.
After her ACL injury playing at UNC, which ultimately ended her playing career, she started to focus more on freestyle soccer. She has more than 80,000 subscribers on YouTube, more than 500,000 followers on Instagram and over 350,000 fans on TikTok.
She was born in Florida, but her parents were born in West Scotland, allowing her to play for the national team. She has a younger sister named Skye Cowie.
Lionel Messi chose her to be the FIFA Street World Street Champion in 2012 after she submitted a video as part of a competition to promote the video game FIFA Street.
Information related to Indi Cowie
- World Freestyle Football Association - The World Freestyle Football Association is an international governing body of Freestyle Football.
- Freestyle footballers
- North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer players
- Scottish women's footballers
- Soccer players from Florida