Football stadium erupts as six-year-old with Down’s Syndrome scores goal against mascot – and celebrates with ‘Klinsmann’ dive

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This is the adorable moment a six-year-old with Down’s syndrome stole hearts of 18,000 football fans – by performing a ‘Klinsmann’ dive after scoring against the mascot at half time.

Little Eli Fisher was brought onto the pitch to try his luck against Cyril the Swan, mascot at his team Swansea City.

Little Eli Fisher, who has Down’s Syndrome, does a Klinsmann style belly dive to celebrate scoring a goal during a half time event at Swansea City’s Liberty stadium.

His right-footed shot hit the back of the net and he cannot hide his joy as he sprints towards dad Greg who is waiting on the touchline.

But instead of running into his father’s arms he dramatically dives chest-down onto the turf – recreating the goal celebration made famous by Jurgen Klinsmann in the 1990s.

Greg shared the video online and it has gone viral with 2.5million views since the 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium last Wednesday.

Little Eli Fisher, who has Down’s Syndrome, does a Klinsmann style belly dive to celebrate scoring a goal during a half time event at Swansea City’s Liberty stadium. 

Eli has even become a mini-celebrity in his home village of Gowerton, near Swansea.

Greg, 48, said: “My wife was out with him in B&Q yesterday and someone came up and said. ‘that’s the little boy from the video’.

“He’s a little superstar. He’s such a happy child, he’s constantly smiling, its so infectious.”

The ‘Klinsmann dive’ was practised by the German striker and his Tottenham Hotspur team mates during his brief spell at the club in 1994 and 1995.

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