Showboat: Roberto Merino (Salernitana)

Showboat: Roberto Merino (Salernitana)Nicknamed the “Maradona from Peru,” pint-sized trickster Roberto Merino was caught on film by Italian TV cameras showing off a series of fancy flicks and tricks.

Roberto Merino, a classic lower league walking showboat, currently plays for Serie B side Salernitana after having moved from Greece outfit Atromitos last summer.

During training, and seemingly unaware that the cameras were rolling, Merino was filmed showing off his close control and juggling skills as he used every part of his dinky 5.5ft frame to show off his breathtaking ball skills.

Footage of Roberto Merino showboating can be seen here.