A flamboyant and flashy trick, the rainbow is sure to draw gasps of amazement and appreciation from any crowd.
Quite tough to pull off, the move involves you flicking the ball over your head and that of your opponent.
It’s the ball’s arching trajectory that lends the trick its name.
To master the move, you’ll need to spend quite a lot of time practising out on the training pitch as it demands a high level of technique as well as impeccable timing and fleet footwork.Continue reading
A fabulous feint that can both trick and confuse your opponent, the elastico move is a great skill to have in your locker.
Used by such legendary players as Ronaldinho and Cristiano Ronaldo, the elastico can help you to throw a defender off balance, send them in the wrong direction, and give you enough time to power past them.
Primarily used by offensive players in the final third, the mesmerising move demands fantastic close control, quick footwork, and lots of patience and practice to get right.
So you can dazzle and amaze out on the pitch, here are six simple steps that’ll teach you how to master the elastico move.Continue reading
When a player pulls off the rabona move successfully, it never fails to elicit gasps of astonishment and appreciation from onlookers before a round of applause breaks out. “The Rabona” can be used to either pass, shoot, or cross the ball and is usually only attempted by very technically adept and confident players. Get it wrong and […]Continue reading
One of the finest sights in soccer is watching a player perform a perfectly executed step over that takes them past the defender and leaves them upended on their backside. With their legs whirring around the ball, the forward can confuse the opposition player and deftly skip to either side of them, depending on what kind […]Continue reading
Johan Cruyff was an exceptionally talented soccer player who revolutionised the way we think about soccer and how the modern game is played. It’s questionable whether any player had a bigger impact on the sport we know and love today. Barcelona’s success and soccer identity has largely been based on Cruyff’s ideas and philosophy as has the […]Continue reading