06/20/2014 01:21 pm ET Updated Jun 20, 2014

Who Invented The Bicycle Kick? The History Of Soccer's Most Impressive Maneuver.


If you believe Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano’s Soccer in Sun and Shadow, this question has a straightforward answer. To quote Galeano: “Ramon Unzaga invented the move on the field of the Chilean port Talcahuano: Body in the air, back to the ground, he shot the ball backwards with a sudden snap of his legs, like the blades of scissors.”

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