Top 5 instances when superstars got nutmegged
Nutmeg can be defined as a technique or rather an art of rolling the ball through a player’s legs. The origin of the word has been a big debate in the past as nutmeg is also a multi – purpose spice loved by the English. England imports a large amount of nutmegs from the Caribbean Islands.According to Peter Seddon, the author of the book: ‘Football Talk - The Language and Folklore of the World's Greatest Game,’ the unscrupulous workers often duped the sacks of nutmeg with wooden replicas, hence tricking the consumers. So the term nutmegged means getting tricked by the trickster. Here, the consumer is tricked by the dishonest workers and in the game of football; the player who is tricked by the onrushing player by allowing the latter to put the ball through his legs is just getting ‘nutmegged.’Another theory suggests that the word nutmeg arises from the slang for testicles - nuts i.e., putting the ball through a player’s ‘nuts’ (in between the legs) is nothing but nutmegging, according to this postulate. Well, first of all to begin with, nutmeg is an English term and this technique is known by many terms all over the world like tunnel in Germany, petit pont in France etc.Nutmegging a player is often used to get past a player or to score or to pass the ball. Many players have been nutmegged in the past, even the greats! After all, they are humans at the end of the day. It is great fun to watch a player getting nutmegged, but nobody wishes to be on the receiving end. Here are some of the best in the world getting nutmegged:
#1 Cristiano Ronaldo
The first thing that comes to the mind of a Real Madrid or Barcelona fan when asked about nutmegs is definitely Cristiano Ronaldo getting nutmegged!
The three-time Ballon d’Or winner has humiliated many defenders in the past but was humbled by Dani Alves in the first El Clasico encounter of 2013–14 season. The internet entertainment world had a huge field day and made numerous memes of Cristiano Ronaldo getting nutmegged.