Step over

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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 he does not intend to move in.[1] The move was reportedly invented by Dutch player Law Adam who was famous for it and who was nicknamed "Adam the Scissorsman" in the late 1920s/early 1930s. It was popularized in the mid-1990s by Ronaldo, who was his national team's top scorer.[2] Denílson de Oliveira Araújo has also used this move. Nowadays, the technique is in widespread use by professional and international attacking players.[3]

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  1. ^ "Football | Skills | The step over". BBC News. 2005-08-30. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Ronaldo was simply a phenomenon". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved June 2, 2014
  3. ^ Sid Lowe (2005-08-30). "A star is born in Madrid | Football". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 

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