Soccer Glossary

Bicycle Kick– a finishing technique, often used off crosses, in which the player propels their body backwards while kicking their legs in a bicycle motion and connecting with the ball.

Cheeky – an adjective used to describe a particularly clever skill or action done by a player, or even a player them self.

Cruyffan advanced cut back done with the inside of your foot.

Maradona a quick two footed motion, in which you spin on top of the ball.

Nutmeg– a skilled attacking move in ,which a player executes a self pass that is played through their opponents legs and retrieved again.

Pedalada (Step Over) an attacking move, in which you step over the ball one way, and carry the ball in the opposite direction.

Rainbow- a skill, in which you kick the ball over your head, so the ball takes a path shaped like a rainbow.

Ronaldo Chop a cut back of the ball executed with the heel.

Scissor an attacking move, in which you swing your foot around the ball in a clockwise (or counter-clockwise) motion, and then take the ball in the opposite direction.

Snake- an attacking move in which you take a quick touch on the ball with the inside of your foot, followed by a more explosive touch with the outside of foot, all in one complete fluid motion.

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