There is substantial risk in utilising the backheel to score a goal because you have your back to goal.
When you attempt one and muck it up, you're seen to be disrespecting your opponents and the game.
When Theyab Awana scored an outrageous backheel penalty, his manager substituted him and then berated him to the press.
The referee even booked Awana for unsporting behavior. The UAE FA even mulled over the idea of suspending Awana for bringing the game into disrepute.
Mario Balotelli suffered similarly when his botched backheel went hand in hand with his bib moment.
Anyways, to pay tribute to these daredevils, here are the 20 greatest football backheel goals caught on YouTube.