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Modern soccer is played at an extremely high level, with every single professional player having spent thousands and thousands of hours perfecting a wide variety of technical ball skills that we often take for granted. Watching top flight football, the extensive range of passes, shots, dribbles and first time touches on show can be seriously impressive, and technical proficiency at the highest level only continues to improve as the game...
For those who don't follow the beautiful game, conversations about football amongst passionate fans can sometimes seem as though they're happening in a different language. In order to adeptly communicate ideas about history, tactics, philosophies, and individual moments of magic, people within the game have drawn inspiration from far and wide. Whether it's European nations like Italy contributing terms like 'regista' , 'trequartista' or...
Modern football is all about marginal gains. From the increasingly detailed planning of corner and free kick routines at the top end of the game, to the decisive technical improvements brought about by pioneering coaches like ball striking expert Bartek Sylwestrzak , footballing minds are always looking for ways to gain an advantage. One key area of the sport that has received more attention in recent years, as the benefits of specialist...
Some incredible goals have been scored in the Premier League era since the competition's rebranding in 1992. From long-range screamers like  Steven Gerrard's rocket against Manchester United in 2001 to intricate passing moves such as Arsenal's beautiful team goal against Norwich City (finished by Jack Wilshere) a few years ago, we've witnessed some wonderful stuff. And when it comes to crowning the most aesthetically pleasing types...
At Jobs In Football we tend to stay away from advertising playing opportunities, however despite this we do get a significant number of promising young players approaching us for exactly that and if there's one thing we hate, it's to disappoint! Whilst we won't be Football Agents any time soon, we can certainly help when it comes to giving tips about improving Football Players. So to avoid turning away any more hopeful young footballers...
Spain is a nation that has given many things to the world of football. From their incredible run of trophies between 2008 and 2012 (Vicente Del Bosque's tiki-taka team won two European Championships and a World Cup in this period) to the production of mind-blowingly technical players such as Xavi and Andres Iniesta, the Spanish have had an undeniable impact on world soccer, particularly in the 21st century. It may not be a surprise,...
Of all the soccer skills that help professional players operate at the highest level, shielding is certainly one of the less glamorous ones. Unlike an overhead kick, a rabona or a rainbow kick, it doesn't grab the headlines with a super visible display of inventiveness or individual brilliance. However, when compared with these kinds of standout skillful moments, shielding is without doubt of greater importance. Shielding is a crucial...
It might often be the attackers who get all the glory, but defenders play an absolutely crucial role in top-level association football. In fact, sometimes there's nothing more entertaining than watching a combative center-back relish the task of stopping the opposition from scoring. Think of Italy and Juventus' Euro 2020-winning captain Giorgio Chiellini, or Portugal and Real Madrid legend Pepe, for example. There are a number of skills...
Technical skill is what makes the best players in the world stand out. Sometimes, footballing magicians like Lionel Messi or Neymar seem to be able to pull off tricks that you can barely even wrap your head around, let alone accomplish yourself. However, often things can look more complicated than they really are. Many soccer skills are difficult, yes, but that doesn't mean amateur players can't learn how to do them too. Our recent...
In our series of articles on the world's most famous soccer skills, we've covered a wide range of topics. From basic moves such as the stepover to more complicated tricks like the rainbow kick or the trivela , there are a variety of skill moves that can be used to gain an edge on the soccer field . Whether you're trying to confuse an opponent or move yourself into a particular area of the pitch, player intentions can also vary...
Soccer skills are very much the domain of the individual. Unlike the intricate managerial plans and strategies that shape different tactical approaches like gegenpressing or tiki taka soccer , glamorous soccer skills bring the focus onto specific players and their technical ability. Whether it's the fluid pirouette of the famous Maradona turn , or the art of the "elastico" , a skill move that always brings us back to the talent of...
Many of the popular skills used by soccer fanatics all over the world get their names from the player who popularized the move. Perhaps the most widely used is the Cruyff turn , made famous by Johan Cruyff, the legendary Netherlands forward who helped pioneer the Total Football philosophy in the 1970s. And while Cruyff was a man with his fair share of flair, the move we're focusing on in this article (also named after an iconic player)...