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Step over

The step over (also known as the pedalada, the denílson, or the scissors) is a dribbling move, or feint, in football, 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.[1] The move was reportedly invented by Argentine striker Pedro Calomino in the early 1900s.[2] 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",[3] and it was later also used in Italy by Amedeo Biavati in the 1930s.[4] It was popularised in the mid-1990s by global superstar Ronaldo.[5] Nowadays, the technique is in widespread use by attacking players all over the world, such as Cristiano Ronaldo.[6][7]

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References

  1. ^ "Football | Skills | The step over". BBC News. 2005-08-30. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Ma è un italiano il padre della finta" (in Italian). La Gazetta dello Sport. 7 March 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Ronaldo was simply a phenomenon". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved June 2, 2014
  6. ^ Sid Lowe (2005-08-30). "A star is born in Madrid | Football". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  7. ^ "'Cocky' Ronaldo showed disrepect with too many stepovers, so Roma plan revenge". Daily Mail. Retrieved 21 January 2015.

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