Top 5 bicycle kicks from 2011 to 2018
The bicycle kick has once again come into the spotlight after Cristiano Ronaldo scored via a bicycle kick against Juventus in the UCL 2017-18 quarter final first leg in Turin. The Portuguese star not only showed his athleticism, he also proved that he has a lot left in his tank.
The bicycle kick also known as the overhead kick requires great skill and athleticism which makes it one of the most difficult skills to execute in football. The origin of the bicycle kick is still a topic of debate, but during the second half of the twentieth century, the bicycle kick was brought into limelight by Pele.
It is considered as one of the most iconic moves in football. These are five footballers who have been able to perform this iconic move with great prowess.
#5 Wayne Rooney
The former captain of England scored an amazing goal for Manchester United against Manchester City in 2011. He surprised his manager and the world by displaying great athleticism and speed.
Rooney was not in top form then and he considers it as one of his most important goals for Manchester United. The Red Devils went on to win the Premier League title.
In an interview with SkySports Rooney talked about the thoughts running through his mind when he made the goal. He said,
"The deflection [from Nani's cross] actually helped me, because it slowed the ball down and that gave me time to adjust myself, turn my body. "To be honest, I just thought I'll go for it. I wasn't having the best game, and thankfully it's gone into the top corner."