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and now, the bicycle kick

Given how serious things have been lately, I thought you might enjoy some fun videos of the bicycle kick:

From Klaas Jan Huntelaar, the master of the bicycle kick:

Another master, Ronaldhino:

Soccer legend Klaus Fischer:

Written by fabiorojas

January 19, 2010 at 12:08 am

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  1. Peter Crouch executing a sideways scissor kick. He’s better known for his legendary goal celebrations.

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    Trey

    January 19, 2010 at 12:57 am

  2. I think we know less about the bicycle kick than any other kind of football kick.

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    Kieran

    January 19, 2010 at 3:06 am

  3. Kieran: You have no basis for saying that. And, I think we know far less about the rainbow kick (or reverse flick) than the bicycle kick.

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    tf

    January 19, 2010 at 3:36 am

  4. Mexican legend Hugo Sanchez deserves a spot in this post. Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQscA62WztU

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    jaiko

    January 19, 2010 at 5:22 am

  5. tf: The rainbow kick can be mastered easily. The third goal in this video is an example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecUDxNNAxoM

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    jaiko

    January 19, 2010 at 5:29 am

  6. klaus fisher’s is the most beautiful of the three, yet it wasn’t counted as the referee deemed it a foul(!)

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    steph

    January 19, 2010 at 8:24 am

  7. @Kieran, Fabio: I dunno. I suspect what’s needed is some good empirical work on how the bicycle kick articulates with all the other aspects of the game. Tickets anyone?

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    jdos23

    January 19, 2010 at 12:33 pm

  8. I disagree. While a lot seems to be known about the bicycle kick, what really deserves to be studied are the myriad forms of more obscure, less prestigious kicks that somehow survive around it.

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    Omar

    January 19, 2010 at 12:58 pm

  9. Unfortunately, I think you’re all falling into the common trap of assuming that bicycle kicks function differently from other kinds of kicks and that it deserves to be studied as a distinct entity.

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    Trey

    January 19, 2010 at 1:13 pm

  10. Bicycle kicks are what you get when a player’s mirror neurons develop upside down.

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    Kieran

    January 19, 2010 at 2:36 pm


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