Football Skills Tricks- The Best Of All Time!

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Football is full of surprise moments. The best teams attract the most fans because people want to watch qualirt football. Tricks are often used to a player’s advantage, to easily past or defeat their opponent. There have been some unbelievable players who have graced the game over the years and some have left their mark on the sport by using a signature move. Here are 10 football skills tricks who invented them.

The Ronaldo Chop: Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is full of skills and tricks and is undoubtedly one of the greatest players to ever grace the game—his recent exploits in Portugal’s astonishing 3-2 win over Sweden, in which he scored a hat-trick, are proof of that.One of Ronaldo’s favourite and most successful tricks is “the Ronaldo chop”.

How do you do Ronaldo Chop?
The Ronaldo Chop is an advanced football move when you’re facing a defender one-on-one.

With one foot, approach the defender directly at a slight angle while in control of the ball. Pop forward to plant your off foot in front of the ball to shield it from the defender, while simultaneously kicking the ball with the inside of your other foot, so it crosses behind your plant leg just before it hits the turf. Then pursue and maintain possession of the ball while exploding past your defender.

The Maradona Turn: Maradona

The Maradona Turn is something every young kid practices because it is usable whilst mucking around in the park. There aren’t many opportunities to use this in a game, but it represents one of the most popular moves in the sport.

How do you do Maradona Turn?

Step 1:Put your foot on the ball and drag it back behind you moving it away from the defender. The foot you use should turn and be placed in front of the ball.

STEP 2: Spin your body so the sole of the other foot goes on top of the ball. Drag it in the direction you intend to go.

The Ronaldinho Gaucho Snake

The snake or ‘Elastico’ is an incredibly difficult move to pull off. It’s perhaps the hardest in football.A few players may have performed the move before Ronaldinho, such as Rivelino or Zinedine Zidane, but the current Flamengo play-maker has utilised it more than anyone else.

How do you do Ronaldinho Gaucho Snake?

Push the ball with the outside of your foot and Quickly hit the ball with the inside of your foot.

The Scissor Kick

Who invented Scissor Kick?

The Peruvians, the Chileans, the Brazilians and the Italians all lay a claim to it. Pele was the most famous player to use it and made the world sit up and notice the move. It is one of the most difficult things to do in football considering you’re off balance and upside down.

How do you do Scissor Kick?

1. Lie on the floor face up, feet together.

2. Keep your legs together and lift them off the ground 6 inches by. contracting your abs.

3. Create a scissor like motion by simultaneously raising one leg. And lowering the other. Do not let lower leg touch the ground.

The Flip-Flap: Rivelino

Also known as “the akka” or “the elastico,” Brazilian Rivelino first executed the trick during the 1970 World Cup. Often done using the player’s stronger foot, the ball is moved one way—as if meaning to go past the opposition in that direction—before being whipped back, using the inside of the foot.Ronaldinho perfected it after bursting onto the scene, and it has since been used by countless other players.

How do you do Flip-Flap?
Players perform it by using the outside of their dominant foot to push the ball towards their dominant side, then quickly move the dominant foot around the ball and using the inside to push the ball to their non-dominant side.

The Step-over

Who invented the step-over?

The move was reportedly invented by Argentine striker Pedro Calomono in the early 1900s. If anyone has perfected the over-use of step-overs, it would be Law Adam, Amedeo Biavati, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo and any other great player

How do you do Step-Over?

1. Turn your body angled in the direction you are faking to go.

2. Bring dominant leg around the front of the ball.

3. Touch in opposite direction with the outside of your foot.

4. Change pace.


In association football, the rabona is a method of kicking the football whereby the kicking leg is wrapped around the back of the standing leg–effectively with one’s legs crossed. There are several reasons why a player might opt to strike the ball this way: for example, a right-footed striker advancing towards the goal slightly on the left side rather than having the goal straight in front may feel that his shot power or accuracy with his left foot is inadequate, so will perform a rabona in order to take a better shot.
Who invented Rabona?
Giovanni Roccotelli is credited with popularising the rabona in Italy during the 1970s; at the time, this move was simply called a “crossed-kick”.

How do you do Rabona?
1. Plant foot a few inches from back of ball facing your target.

2. Swing kicking foot around the back of your plant leg.

3. Curl foot to use outside of your foot.

4. Make contact underneath the ball.

5. Turn shoulders to face target on follow through.

The Aurelio: Rodrigo

Performed on a regular basis by Rodrigo Taddei, “the Aurelio” is one of the more difficult tricks to master. Stepping over the ball with the non-kicking foot, Taddei then uses his favoured right foot to drag the ball around the outside of his left—fooling the opposition to thinking he is going one way—before whipping it on in front of him and back on to his right side.

The Robinho Pullback

This move is often used by Robson de Souza or Robinho, along with many other moves. Robinho is a dribbling master and there are many things you can learn from just watching highlights of him and games he plays in. This soccer move is usually preformed when you have barely any space between you and your defender or opponent.

How do you do Robinho Pullback?

1. Face your opponent with the ball in-between your feet.

2. Fake a pass or a shot to try to confuse the defender or opponent.

3. Pull back with the ball in a motion of your kicking foot (this will shield the ball).

4. As your shielding the ball, rapidly turn to your kicking foot and run with the ball.

Seal Dribble

The seal dribble is a form of dribbling in association football. It is performed by flicking the ball up from the ground onto the head, whereby the player then proceeds to run past opponents, whilst bouncing the ball on top of his forehead, imitating a seal.

The seal dribble makes it very hard for the defending team to challenge legally. This is due to the awkward height at which the ball is while the manoeuvre is performed, and means that many attempted challenges are dangerous and may result in fouls.

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