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 in the late 1920s/early 1930s, earning the nickname "Adam the Scissorsman",[2] and was used in Italy by Amedeo Biavati in the 1930s.[3] It was popularised in the mid-1990s by global superstar Ronaldo.[4] Nowadays, the technique is in widespread use by attacking players all over the world, such as Cristiano Ronaldo.[5][6]

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  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. 38. ISBN 9781847658425. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ma è un italiano il padre della finta". Gazetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ronaldo was simply a phenomenon". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved June 2, 2014
  5. ^ Sid Lowe (2005-08-30). "A star is born in Madrid | Football". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  6. ^ "'Cocky' Ronaldo showed disrepect with too many stepovers, so Roma plan revenge". Daily Mail. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 

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