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Cruijff Turn

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Cruijff Turn
The Cruijff Turn (also spelled Cruyff Turn outside the Netherlands) is an evasive football move that was perfected
by and named after Dutch footballer Johan Cruijff.
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To do this move, Cruijff would look to pass or cross the ball.
Instead of kicking it, he would drag the ball behind his planted foot with the inside of his other foot, turn through 180
degrees, and accelerate away outside the defender.
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The trick was famously created by Cruijff in the 1974 FIFA
World Cup, first being seen in the Netherlands' match against Sweden where he outwitted Swedish defender Jan
Olsson.
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The move was soon widely copied by other players around the world.
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It remains one of the most
commonly used dribbling tricks in the modern game.
References
[1] "World Cup: 25 stunning moments No25: the Cruyff Turn is born in 1974" (http:/ / www. theguardian. com/ football/ blog/ 2014/ jun/ 11/
world-cup-stunning-moments-johan-cruyff-turn-1974). The Guardian. Retrieved 11 June 2014
[2] "Johan Cruyff explains how to master his 'turn'" (http:/ / www. bbc. co. uk/ sport/ 0/ football/ 26052458). BBC. Retrieved 12 May 2014
[3] "All-time Top 20: No. 3 Johan Cruyff" (http:/ / www.espnfc. com/ blog/ _/ name/ worldcupcentral/ id/ 3495?cc=5739). ESPN. Retrieved 17
November 2013
[4] Top World Cup moments No8 - The Cruyff turn makes it debut (1974) (http:/ / www. tntmagazine. com/ sports/ archive/ 2010/ 06/ 04/
top-world-cup-moments-no8-the-cruyff-turn-makes-it-debut-1974. aspx)
External links
BBC Guide to the Cruijff Turn (http:/ / news. bbc. co. uk/ sportacademy/ hi/ sa/ football/ skills/ newsid_2071000/
2071794. stm)
Turn explained in detail (http:/ / www. soccerperformance. org/ training/ turning. htm)
Article Sources and Contributors
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Article Sources and Contributors
Cruijff Turn Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=612485844 Contributors: Bearcat, Bgates456, Carlos Rojas77, Chris Lincoln, Chris the speller, Dawid2009, Donner60, Duttler,
Dwanyewest, Enriquecardova, Filipo, Gargaj, GregorB, Jac16888, Koppapa, Messi 1619, Nicholasprado, Nick mallory, Oo7565, S.BULLET., Varlaam, Vels, Wikien2009, Wummer71, Xavier
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