20 Classic Backheel Goals

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20 Classic Backheel Goals
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Among the most cherished pieces of skill that lies in the arsenal of any great finisher is the backheel, those snapshots of astute judgement that walk the line between genius and insanity.

Down the years, the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gianfranco Zola and Johan Cruyff, all of whom feature on this list, are just some of the names to have demonstrated the superb technique needed to pull of the remarkable even when one's facing away from goal.

Here, we've chronicled some of the finest touches of just that variety, turning the odds out of nothing into something of sheer joy and magnificence.

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