Top 10 Iconic Skill Moves in Sports



you may not play the game but you still know the moves goes back against the grain welcome to watchmojo.com and today we're reviewing our picks for the top ten iconic skill moves in sports what a play what is spinning around standing ovations material for this list we're looking at moves made famous by some of the greatest names in the game these are the moves that even if you don't know the sport very well you still recognize but that means they aren't necessarily the toughest moves either so keep that in mind this catch is amazing one-handed pulls it down hips down inbounds number ten the no-look pass drops it back sometimes called a blind pass this move is pretty straightforward essentially the player makes a pass to someone on their team without looking at them seven delays when performed correctly this pass is nearly impossible for the defense to stop because the player does not give away his or her intentions with their eyes and could conceivably pass to anyone on the court or ice back the other way while these passes are risky because the player can't be sure that the pass will be completed they make excellent highlight clips regardless of which sport it's performed in number nine the lacrosse move puts this buck up on a stick blade there and tries to put it upstairs on carry price hockey has a plethora of skill moves to choose from and a separate top ten list could be dedicated to the sport alone one of the more common moves is known as the toe drag where the plug uses the toe of the stick blade to drag the puck around a defender but we've chosen the lacrosse move for this list also known as the Michigan or the high wrap the move involves the player scooping the puck and lifting it from the ice before firing it towards the top corner of the net this move is rarely seen during actual game play although Sidney Crosby used it to score during a QMJHL game when he was just 16 years old adding to his legacy with the Butte finishes with two goals and forces number eight this step over nicely to think this is 54 appearances country one of the most popular moves used by attacking players the step over is a dribbling move used by a player who is attempting to get around a defender the attacking player makes it appear as though he's moving in one direction before quickly going the other way it was allegedly invented by Dutch player law Adam back in the early 20th century but it wasn't until the 1990s that the move became globally popular thanks to the Brazilian superstar Ronaldo number 7 the crossover dribble Williams killer crossover looks thirsty similar to the step-over this move allows the attacking player to make it seem like they will be moving in one direction before quickly reversing and moving the other way for example the player may dribble the ball in their left hand and make a step to the left before quickly switching the ball to their right hand and moving in that direction Lawson while there are many variations to the move the most popular type has to be the ankle breaking crossover where the move causes the defender to fall over ankle breaker number six the Peter Forsberg a one-handed move at the Peter Forsberg though there you know you've done something right when you have a skill move named after you play after let it go just across the Peter Forsberg pulled this move out while playing for Sweden during the gold medal game against Canada in the 1994 Winter Olympics look at that reach one hand on the stick and Usher's the puck in behind Gloria Hearst with the game tied and gone to a shootout forsberg came down the ice and made a move to the right before pulling the puck back in the other direction with one hand and sliding it in the open side a move inspired by fellow Swedish player Kent Nielsen the goal won Sweden the gold medal and even found its way onto a Swedish postage stamp today whenever another player attempts the same move the commentators often reference that famous goal number five the one-handed catch it seems like you'll see an impressive one-handed catch every week during the NFL season but that doesn't make this feat any less impressive that'll make some highlight film absolutely that's as good as it gets recently there have been some ridiculous one-handed catches in the NFL including Odell Beckham jr. 'he's absolutely insane catch against the Dallas Cowboys in 2014 where he essentially caught the ball using just his fingertips that may be the greatest catch I've ever seen with receivers making more and more extraordinary catches every week it's proof that sometimes all the quarterback needs to do is throw the ball up for grabs Wow one-handed number for curl nikamoda Fantastico he's done it again another move associated with an individual player curling or bending the ball wasn't invented by David Beckham but it's hard to argue that he wasn't one of the best to ever do it Becca could raise a roof pay with a goal this skill is often used while taking a free-kick and involves using the inside of the foot to create spin to make the ball curve gets it up and down with pace it starts at the goalkeeper dips and curls towards that side netting it's unstoppable this fools the goalkeeper into thinking the ball is heading in one direction and also helps get the ball around the wall of defenders here comes toy number three the spinorama here he comes the spinorama was such an effective move in the shootout that the NHL actually banned it in 2014 lucky for us hockey players are so skilled that they can still execute it during regular play essentially the player acts like they're going one direction before suddenly stopping and spinning in the opposite direction leaving the defender or goalie completely out of position all the while keeping the puck on their stick lead to the middle of the sack they can either make a pass to another player or more commonly put the puck in the empty net number two the alley-oop the slam dunk is the most efficient basketball shot and often draws a crowd to its feet especially with all the variations of the manoeuvre but we have elected to go with the alley-oop for our list the alley-oop ends with a slam dunk but requires a pass beforehand this play is so impressive because it requires two players to be on the same page as the passer needs to put the ball in the right location while the player receiving the pass has to time their jump just right and then slam the ball into the net before we unveil our number one pick here are some honorable mentions look at this goal from jr. besides some oozing eyes top shelf it was here that Cruyff provided us with a truly unforgettable FIFA World Cup moment number one the bicycle kick a bicycle kick to enjoy simply magical sometimes called a scissors kick or an overhead kick this move is accomplished by throwing your body backwards into the air and striking the airborne ball above your head kicking it in the opposite direction this maneuver can be used to clear the ball away from a player's own goal or to strike the ball while attempting to score because of the moves high degree of difficulty it is rarely seen during competitive play but when a player is able to pull it off you can bet you'll be seeing it on highlight reels for years and that is brilliant oh what a go do you agree with our list what's your favorite skill move for more great top 10s published every day be sure to subscribe to watchmojo.com you have to be kidding me that is impossible

43 thoughts on “Top 10 Iconic Skill Moves in Sports”

  1. Too much fuckin soccer. Come on get real. This channel is always looking for views. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. Terrible video, please take it down. It blows really really bad and needs to be scorched. Take it from me. You can trust my ass.

  2. I know it’s not just a basketball list but the fact that the dream shake, the step back, and the sky hook aren’t on here is wrong

  3. Calling the ankle breaking crossover your favorite crossover is like calling a goal your favorite type of shot. Smh…

  4. Not sure, but didn’t Pelé from Brazil invent the “bicycle kick”?? Would have been cool to mention the legend.🤗

  5. Curling isn't really a skill move, rather something that naturally happens when you kick a football. a Knuckleball, however is something completely different

  6. The lacrosse behind the back shot was not a behind the back. It was a behind the legs shot. But still that's classic JGJ

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