Cruyff turn

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Etymology[edit]

Named after Dutch football player Johan Cruyff (1947–2016).

Noun[edit]

Cruyff turn (plural Cruyff turns)

  1. (soccer) A piece of footwork where, instead of passing or crossing the ball directly by kicking it, the player drags the ball behind his planted foot with the inside of his crossing foot, turns through 180 degrees, and accelerates away from the defender.