Gabriel Muniz may have been born without feet, but that hasn't stopped the 11-year-old soccer wunderkind from honing his skills as a formidable sportsman.

In fact, Muniz, who is from Brazil, is so good at the sport that FC Barcelona has invited the mini soccer ace to join their summer training camp, the BBC reports.

The Spanish La Liga soccer club has offered to fly Muniz to Spain in September, where he'll be able to show off his "fancy footwork" and meet his idol, Barça soccer player Lionel Messi.

According to the Sun, Muniz' mother was "thrilled at the news."

She added that her son has always been a fighter.

"He started walking before he was one. We would go after him, expecting him to keep falling, but he never fell," she said.

Muniz, who has dreams of being a soccer player one day, seems to be well on his way to fulfilling his goal.

According to ITN News, the young boy has already won several medals as his school's "star sportsman" and is the captain of his gym class.

Jose Lopes, Muniz' gym teacher, told the Sun that the child -- with his can-do attitude and indefatigable spirit -- is an inspiration to all who meet him.

"The disability only exists inside our heads and he is proving it to everyone; he is challenging the social norms," he said.

Lopes added that Muniz could one day even change the face of paralympic soccer.

"To this day there isn't a Paralympics 11-a-side football team, but Gabriel is showing this will have to change, because he wants to play 11-a-side football,” he said.

h/t: MSN

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