The 9 Best Signature Moves In Football

Published 04/24/2015, 12:45 PM EDT
Ronaldinho’s elastico

Modern footballers can produce extraordinary pieces of skill, and here we take a look at some of the very best signature moves that have ever been seen on the pitch.


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Check them out and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

  1. Angel di Maria’s Rabona


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Angel di Maria’s rabona

A perfect Rabona is one of the most beautiful moves you’ll ever see on a football pitch.

If there’s one man who has perfected it, it is Manchester United star Angel di Maria.

  1. Ronaldinho’s Elastico


Ronaldinho’s elastico

One of the most supremely talented players to ever have stepped foot on a football pitch, Ronaldinho dazzled defenders on numerous occasions with this special piece of skill.

  1. Miroslav Klose’s Flying Header


Miroslav Klose’s Flying Header

Miroslav Klose certainly won’t go down as one of the most exciting players in football, but boy was he effective.

His goalscoring record is incredible, with many of his close-range finishes coming from his head.

  1. Eric Cantona’s Long Range Chip


Eric Cantona’s Long Range Chip

The enigmatic Frenchman is a joy to watch, and this goal will go down as of the best in Premier League history.

  1. Zinedine Zidane’s Roulette


Zinedine Zidane’s Roulette

Zidane was easily one of the most technically gifted players of his generation, and his ‘roulette’ move was simply breathtaking.

Just as a defender thought they would get a foot on the ball, the French star would step on it one foot, turn, then drag it with him with the opposite foot.

  1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s  Scissor Kicks


Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Scissor Kicks

One of the most extraordinary goals scored in football. It just had to be Zlatan. And it just had to be against England.

The PSG star has made a habit of scoring brilliant scissor kicks, but this was most certainly the best of all.

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Knuckleball


Cristiano Ronaldo’s Knuckleball

Is there anything that scares a goalkeeper more than a dipping Cristiano Ronaldo free kick?

  1. Johan Cruyff ‘Cruyff Turn’


Johan Cruyff ‘Cruyff Turn’

The ‘Cruyff turn’ was ahead of its generation.

Johan Cruyff would look to pass or cross the ball, before dragging the ball sideways to leave defenders in a daze.

The Dutchman was a key figure in the ‘total football’ era and it’s a shame he was never able to lift the World Cup.

  1. Lionel Messi/Luis Suarez Nutmeg


Lionel Messi Nutmeg

The Barcelona duo love a nutmeg, and their recent antics in the Champions League certainly have not gone unnoticed.


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Messi’s nutmeg on James Milner in the quarter-finals left former coach Pep Guardiola with his head in his hands, while Suarez made David Luiz look like a schoolboy in Paris.



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Edited By : Akanksha Agarwal


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