Our History


The beginning…

It all started when they met at a football show in Vienna in 2007: Daniel Korte and René Mathussek – both football freestylers with passion. Journey of today’s “Special Two (S2)”.

The first shows as duo

The first joint appearances for bigger projects followed in 2008. For Coca Cola they toured across Switzerland and introduced the new brand “Coke Zero”. During the European Football Championship  Daniel and René had bookings and shows in various locations. While Daniel performed in Austria at the historic Viennese Burgtheater, René showed off his skills in Basel and Zurich at Switzerland’s Euro stadiums.


FIFA World Cup 2010

The FIFA World Cup in South Africa was one of Daniel and René’s highlights in 2010 in order to cherish the football enthusiasm at various events. For sponsors such as adidas, Michelin and Sony, they were both on the road in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in order to ensure football fever at numerous events through their unique skills and moves.

One year later

The first appearances outside of Europe took place in Qatar at the end of 2010. Daniel and René performed at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival and at the friendly match between Argentina and Brazil at the Khalifa stadium, and impressed the audience with their extraordinary football freestyle shows. They both had no idea that this invitation to the 2022 World Cup host country would lead to many more.


Freestyle World Cup and Guinness World Records

During 2011 and 2012 both Daniel and René both claimed their spots in the world’s top football freestylers squad. They both had international bookings in Europe and Asia and visited countries such as China, Vietnam, and Qatar, and while René won the bronze medal at the Freestyle World Cup 2011 in Abu Dhabi, Daniel set an official Guinness World Record on the TV show “Guinness World Records – We get the record to Germany”.


The year 2012 was under the banner of the European Football Championship in Poland and Ukraine. With KIA, one of the official sponsors of the UEFA EURO 2012, Daniel and René toured across Germany and finished the tour with a thrilling football freestyle show at the AMI in Leipzig shortly before the start of the championship.


Frequently abroad

2013 was primarily marked by performances abroad, which brought Daniel and René (S2) and their football show to various locations across Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. The most special experiences were the shows in Kuwait at the Futsal World Mini Club Tournament and their performances for Tiger Beer in Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Singapore and Sydney.

In summer 2013 S2 choreographed the official Bundesliga TV spot for the TV channel Sky, and also worked as body doubles for several soccer stars.

Football World Championship

Just like any other football fan, also the S2 freestylers focused on the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and had various performances for companies and sponsors of the FIFA World Cup in Germany and other parts of Europe. Additionally they were the stars of an international marketing campaign for DORMA, and had numerous shows in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Qatar.


S2-Football and Special Two

Now it’s official: Daniel and René have brought S2 football to life and are exclusively bookable as Special Two (S2).

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The past 8 years together on tour – the facts:


Special 2

Daniel Korte

Daniel Korte

Bachelor of Arts Business and Management

Residence: Stuttgart
Date of birth: 01/16/1989

René Mathussek

René Mathussek

Bachelor of Arts International Sports Management

Residence: Stuttgart
Date of birth: 11/08/1989


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