backheel

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backheel (plural backheels)

  1. (soccer) A kick played by the heel which typically travels in the opposite direction from which the player is facing.
    • 2011 October 1, Phil Dawkes, “Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom”, BBC Sport:
      [Bendtner was central to it at all, firstly firing home, via a deflection off Gareth McAuley, after being teed up by Sebastien Larsson's neat backheel, and then a minute later crossing for Elmohamady to head in an equaliser.

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Verb[edit]

backheel (third-person singular simple present backheels, present participle backheeling, simple past and past participle backheeled)

  1. To perform such a kick.

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