This site is using cookies, by continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies... Find out more
Pro:Direct use cookies. Find out more

The Pro:Direct Nearest The Pen Challenge returns, and this time it’s PSG and Germany star Julian Draxler who’s stepping up to the centre spot. Did he have the skills to knock our Academy boys off the top of the leaderboard? Click play to find out!

The rules are simple: pass the ball from the centre spot to the penalty spot, aiming to get the ball to stop as near to the “pen” as possible. Each player gets five attempts, with the closest effort measured and added to the leaderboard. So far we’ve had Joe Gomez, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, and members of our Surrey Academy take on the challenge.

Nearest The Pen premieres every Friday on our YouTube channel – so make sure you’re subscribed and hit that notification bell to never miss an episode! Next up: Luis Suarez.

Julian Draxler wears the adidas X 18.1 football boot, available now at


Pro:Direct TV

View all articles

Related Articles