Cruyff turn

Cruyff turn

A piece of skill used to beat a defender by dragging the ball around him (started by Dutch legend Johann Cruyff)

  • Example: The winger used a Cruyff turn to escape the attentions of the defender.
  • Example: The Cruyff turn first appeared in the 1974 World Cup when Holland’s Johann Cruyff turned the Swedish defender and left him for dead.

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