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The Top 10 Best Football Skills Of All Time And Who Created Them.

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One of the most important things that any footballer can possess is an arsenal of skills, and the more the better. In fact, you can never be too skillful in football.

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That being said there are many skills that have been created in football, and they are still used till today to destroy defenders and mesmerize the fans.

This article brings to you a list of the top 10 best skills ever created, who created them, and a video demonstration of these skills.

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Sit back and relax, as we get to see the creators of these skills that famous people like Jay Jay Okocha, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Ronaldinho and Messi use.

10. The Seal Dribble.

The seal dribble skill comes in 10th place on this list.

It involves you flicking the ball to the top of your head from the ground, and then bouncing it repeatedly while you breeze past your opponents.

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The exact creator of this skill is not known, but the best known user of the skill is the Brazilian footballer Kerlon Moura Souza.

What is sweet about this skill is that your opponent can't tackle you, as the ball is on your head, and raising a boot to the head will get them a yellow or even worse a red card.

See the skill here.


9. The Step Over.

This is one of football's most popular skill and when you think about Cristiano Ronaldo dribbling, you picture this skill.

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However it is not Cristiano Ronaldo who created this skill nor is it Ronaldo de Lima, who is another popular user of the skill. The Dutchman Adam Law was the first player to bring this skill to the big stage of football.

If you watched Ronaldo Nazario in Inter Milan and Real Madrid, or Cristiano Ronaldo in Manchester United and Real Madrid, you would know how wicked this skill is.

See the skill here.


8. The Rainbow Kick.

For those of us who have watched videos of Jay Jay Okocha playing football, we can recognize this skill.

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It involves you rolling the ball up the back of your leg and then flicking the back over your head, to breeze past your marker.

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It was created by Alexandre de Carvalho as far back as 1968.

See the skill here.


7. The Panenka.

Some people may argue that this is not a skill, but the Panenka has come to be recognized as one of the most famous skills of all time.

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It was first brought to life by its creator Antonin Panenka, but Sergio Ramos has taken it to another level in recent years.

It simply involves chipping the ball right down the middle to score a penalty, while you trick the keeper to dive the wrong way.

See the first Panenka ever scored here.


6. The Puskas Pullback.

The name Puskas rings a bell in most football fans head, because of the Puskas Award given for the best goal of the season.

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However, the Real Madrid legend was also a very skillful and prolific goalscorer who performed this skill regularly.

It involves moving at high speed with the ball, and then braking immediately and pulling back with the ball to move in another direction, while your opponent flies past you.

See how the skill is done here.


5. The Aurelio.

The Legendary Roma midfielder Rodrigo Taddei is the creator of this skill.

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It involves using your stronger foot to drag the ball behind your weak foot, which tricks your opponent into thinking you are going in one direction, and then cutting the ball back to the direction you were facing, while your opponent zooms by.

See the skill here.


4. The Elastico.

Nicknamed the gaucho after Ronaldinho, and snakebite in Nigeria, the elastico is one of the most commonly used skills in football today.

However the skill was not created by Ronaldinho, but was instead created by the Japanese Brazilian footballer Sergio Echigo, who taught it to Rivellino his teammate, who then took it the mainstream.

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It involves using the outside of your strong foot to push the ball to your stronger side while leading your opponent on a merry ride in the other direction.

See the skill here.


3. The Rabona.

When you think about this skill, one of the first players that comes to mind is Neymar, but the skill was first performed by Ricardo Infante in 1948.

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It involves kicking the ball while your kicking leg is wrapped around your standing leg.

Players use this skill to pass or shoot from tight angles, and to make up for their inability to use their weaker foot to shoot or cross.

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See the skill here.


2. The Marseille Roulette.

Two of the greatest players in football history, Zinedine Zidane and Maradona were notable with this skill during their careers.

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It simply involves dragging the ball with the sole of your stronger foot and then passing it to your weaker foot while you spin away from your marker.

See the skill here.


1. The Johan Cruyff Turn.

And the gold medal goes to the skill created by Barcelona and Dutch legend Johan Cruyff.

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He first showed this skill to the world during the 1974 World Cup tournament, when he was being tightly marked by a Swedish defender only for him to fake a pass, then drag the ball behind his standing leg, turn 180 degrees and zoom off from his marker, leaving him dazed.

See the skill here.

You would agree with me that there are many more legendary football skills, but these ones make the top 10 over all others.

So here you have it guys, is there any skill that you think should be on this list that isn't, let us know in the comments section.

Also which of these skills is your favorite? Let us also know in the comments section.

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