Step over


The step over (also known as the pedalada, the denílson, or the scissors, or the roeder shuffle[1]) is a dribbling move, or feint, in soccer, used to fool a defensive player into thinking the offensive player, in possession of the ball, is going to move in a direction they do not intend to move in.[2] The move was reportedly invented by Argentine striker Pedro Calomino in the early 1900s.[3] It was reportedly first used in Europe by Dutch player Law Adam, who was famous for it in the late 1920s/early 1930s, earning the nickname "Adam the Scissorsman",[4] and it was later also used in Italy by Amedeo Biavati in the 1930s[5] and was used by former Newcastle United player Glenn Roeder in the 1980s.[1] It was popularised in the mid-1990s by global superstar Ronaldo.[6] Nowadays, the technique is in widespread use by attacking players all over the world, such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.[7]

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References


  1. Simpson (2013), p. 35.
  2. "Football | Skills | The step over". BBC News. 30 August 2005. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  3. Simpson, Paul; Hesse, Uli (2013). Who Invented the Stepover?: and other crucial football conundrums. London: Profile Books. p. 39. ISBN 9781847658425. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  4. Simpson, Paul; Hesse, Uli (2013). Who Invented the Stepover?: and other crucial football conundrums. London: Profile Books. p. 38. ISBN 9781847658425. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  5. "Ma è un italiano il padre della finta" (in Italian). La Gazetta dello Sport. 7 March 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  6. "Ronaldo was simply a phenomenon". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved June 2, 2014
  7. Lowe, Sid (30 August 2005). "A star is born in Madrid | Football". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 May 2014.

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Books
  • Simpson, Paul (2013). Who Invented the Stepover?. Profile Books. ISBN 9781847658425.