10 signature moves of famous footballers
The top stars have their own ways of dealing with tricky defenders.
There are numerous reasons to love the beautiful game: scintillating gameplays, young talents, amazing set pieces, moments of individual brilliance, emotions, passion and the list goes on. One such thing that the ardent fans cannot get enough of are signature moves, especially of their favourite players.
Although the footballing greats boast of a variety of skillsets, they possess a move that they have mastered, execute it on a regular basis and have a better success rate in pulling it off than any other player. These moves have an impact so huge that the names of these players often come up when any footballer performs it on the big stage.
Let us take a look at 10 top footballers and the signature moves they made their own.
#1 Johan Cruyff – Cruyff turn
Johan Cruyff is considered to be one of the greatest footballers in Dutch history. The Barcelona legend is famously known for his 180-degree turn, known as the Cruyff turn. To execute this move, whilst looking to cross or pass the ball, he would drag it behind his planted foot with the inside of his crossing foot.
This evasive move leaves the defender hopeless as the player accelerates away after performing it. He executed this for the first time in the 1974 World Cup, however, it is now one of the most commonly used dribbling tricks in the modern game. A recent instance of it being used is the goal by Hal Robson-Kanu against Belgium in the quarterfinals of Euro 2016.