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EXCLUSIVE Update on Noah Shawn

Nine months ago, BayernForum.com held an exclusive interview with Noah Shawn’s mother, who for whoever doesn’t know is a sensational talent in the junior team. We have now been in touch with his mother once again to get some updates on the 10-year old wonderkid.

Shawn poses with Olic

Shawn poses with Olic

Noah Shawn became an internet sensation, when videos of the then 7-year old dancing his way round multiple opponents with incredible technique went viral. Many people have since asked: what has happened to him?

Do not hit the panic button; Noah Shawn is still very much a Bayern Munich player. This season he is playing with the Bayern Munich Under-11 Junior Team, but as from next season he will start playing for the FC Bayern U12s.

Contrary to his last season in the U10s, where he was used as a left winger, this season he is being played on the right wing, Yeliz, his mother revealed. And then she told us something which perhaps which may come as a disappointment to some of you, but which should not really come as a surprise:

“He is doing well but everybody who knows him from the beginning, like when he was 6 and 7 say that the way he plays totally changed with the years. And when you watch the videos and watch Noah Shawn right now you wont say that is the same child. FC Bayern prepared him to a totally different somehow usual player. He is still good in technical and you can see that. But you will not really see a lot of tricks when he plays.”

This of course means that Noah is learning the other skills in football, which are equally important. Football is not just about running rings around your opponents, and a player needs to know when he should pass or cross. Will he be a complete player one day? We’ll just have to wait and see, maybe in about seven or eight years’ time. In the meantime, we’ll try to keep bringing you updates, exclusively by BayernForum.com!

The FC Bayern U11 junior team 2011/2012

The FC Bayern U11 junior team 2011/2012. Noah Shawn is in front right.

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    FCBayernMunchen says:


    I think it’s a good thing, he is being prepared to be a team player (unlike Robben who is still trying to learn that today). It’s also a huge advantage that we got him at such a young age, and hopefully he will stay here. Bayern’s system changes every few years with each different coach, but there are always some similarities. He is being brought up within this system.

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      MUTU says:


      I trust the Bayern system. The latest players who came from the reserves made it big, except Contento who didn’t have a chance, and who’s battling with another Bayern youth product anyway.

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    Paddy says:


    Proper dribblers are rare in the professional football anyway, you can’t be a freestyler in europe, because other skills are more important for wingers in this instant ( though he’ll probably change positions over the year) such as passing, crossing, vision, awareness of players around you, ball control, speed etc. The last one dribbler with serious skills in europe was Ronaldinho, for me at least. Players such as Messi, Ribery or Ronaldo don’t have that many tricks, they use one or two but the trick is to know when they’ll do it.

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      MUTU says:


      Yes, that’s true. I hope they give him individual training though, because otherwise he may lose his superior technical skills and become a normal type of player.

  • ojasmhatre says:


    ITS A GOOD THING BUT I EXPECTED MORE FROM THIS ARTICLE ANYWAYS NOAH NEEDS TO LEARN OTHER ASPECTS AS WELL. BUT HIS SPECIALITY HIS UNIQUENESS SHOULD NOT BE COMPROMISED I HAVE FULL FAITH IN OUR COACHES WHO WILL KEEP IT ALIVE AND MAKE HIM OUR BEST EVER TALENT. MESSI WATCHOUT

  • supra969 says:


    youth team

    :bow: