Step over

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 used in Italy by Amedeo Biavati in the 1930s.[2] It was popularised in the mid-1990s by global superstar Ronaldo.[3] Nowadays, the technique is in widespread use by attacking players all over the world, such as Cristiano Ronaldo.[4][5]

See also


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