June 15, 2024

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Top 5 Best and Most Effective Soccer (Football) Dribbling Moves

This is a how to guide for the Top 5 Best and Most Effective Soccer (Football) Dribbling Moves.

Dribbling is one of the most important skills to possess as a Soccer player. However, if you can’t get past defenders, dribbling will be relatively useless. If you want to become an effective dribbler, you will have to learn how to get past defenders using your creative dribbling abilities.

Here is a list of the top 5 best and most effective Soccer (Football) Dribbling Moves:

Please note, all these moves must be completed with a quick acceleration of pace after completed, otherwise the defender will have no problem catching up to you.

1) Roll Over

The roll over is a very basic Soccer dribbling move, however it is very effective. You dribble towards an opponent, once he makes a lunge at the ball you quickly “roll the ball over” with the bottom of your right or left foot, to the opposite side of your body, leaving your opponent lunging for thin air.

2) Step Over (Scissor)

The step over is probably one of the most common Soccer moves simply because it is so effective (when done properly). While dribbling towards an opponent, you “step over the ball” (make a circular motion around the ball) with your right or left foot, you then take a touch with your other foot in the opposite direction, and accelerate away from the defender.

3) Pirouette (Maradona)

Once an opponent makes a lunge at the ball, you will reach for the ball and pull it back with the bottom of your left or right boot, you will then proceed to turn your body 90 degrees and pull the back again a second time, with your opposite foot. You make want to look at videos of Zinedine Zidane or Maradona for a good demonstration of this Soccer move. During their Soccer careers they made this move their own.

4) In and Out

The In and Out is a simple Soccer move, but very effective when done with speed. As suggested you first take a small touch towards the inside of your body with the inside of your left or right boot. Once the opponent makes a lunch, you quickly take a touch away from your body with the outside of the same boot, and accelerate into open space.

5) Nut Meg (Panna)

The nutmeg although a riskier move, can be very effective in getting you out of trouble (you will also leave your opponent humiliated). When confronted by an opponent, the situation may arise where his/her legs are relatively wide. At this point you can proceed to pass the ball between the defenders legs and quickly accelerate to meet the ball on the other side.