the study of the kicking components within sports

Monday, May 20, 2013

Bicycle Kicks

When and where did the bicycle kick originate?
"There are different claims of invention in different parts of the world for this popular move. Generally, players noted as being the inventors of the kick tend to be those that have made the move during national or international tournaments in an official association football match. Nonetheless, the invention of the kick is controversial as different countries have different proposals on how and where the move was invented. For instance, in Peru, the move is attributed to the players of Callao, and it is often told that they invented the move when playing with English sailors in the late 19th century. In Chile, Basque Ramón Unzaga is credited with being the first player to create the bicycle kick in 1914 and exhibit it in an official football match. In Italy, the invention is usually credited to Carlo Parola, who allegedly invented the move on 15 January 1950. Further contributing to the controversy, some players that have performed the move attribute the invention to someone else or themselves. Per sé, Leônidas, a famous player from Brazil, attributed the invention of this move to another Brazilian player, Petronilho de Brito. If that were not enough, sometimes the attributions of invention get jumbled, and people begin to attribute the invention of the kick to famous players who performed, but did not claim invention of, the kick such as Hugo Sánchez from Mexico and David Arellano from Chile."
Some of the Greatest and Best
A compilation of some of the best bicycle kicks around.
1) Marco Van Basten - Ajax
2) Mauro Bressan - Fiorentina
3) Trevor Sinclair - Queens Park Rangers
4) Wayne Rooney - Manchester United
5) Zlatan Ibrahimovic - AC Milan
6) Eliran Atar - Bnei Yehuda
7) Gary Cahill - Aston Villa
8) Rivaldo - FC Barcelona
9) Dimitar Berbatov - Manchester United
10) Deco - Chelsea FC
11) Ronaldinho - FC Barcelona
12) Peter Crouch - Liverpool FC
13) Eidur Gudjohnsen - Chelsea FC

MLS: History of Bicycle Kicks
Featuring Brian Ching, Marcelo Balboa, Taylor Twellman, Dewayne DeRosario, and Carlos Ruiz.

Pelé - Escape to Victory
Escape to Victory, known simply as Victory in North America, is a 1981 film about Allied prisoners of war who are interned in a German prison camp during World War II. The film was directed by John Huston and stars Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone and Max von Sydow. The film received great attention upon its theatrical release, as it also starred football superstars Bobby Moore, Osvaldo Ardiles, Kazimierz Deyna, Paul Van Himst and Pelé. Numerous Ipswich Town F.C. players were also in the film, including John Wark, Russell Osman, Laurie Sivell, Robin Turner and Kevin O'Callaghan. Further Ipswich Town players stood in for actors in the football scenes - Kevin Beattie for Michael Caine, and Paul Cooper for Sylvester Stallone.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the name of that move is CHILENA...

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