Showstopping tricks: Elastico

Ronaldinho is the elastico master. Learn how the Brazilian trick king does it with this tutorial from professional freestyler Daniel Cutting

For more than a decade, Ronaldinho has wowed the football world – and countless defenders – with his rubbery skills. Yes, the tricks are brilliant, but they’re not just for show, they’ve brought the Brazilian a World Cup, the Champions League and domestic titles in three countries.

The move that most defines the 2005 Ballon d’Or winner, though, is the elastico (or flip-flap). Shifting his weight from outside to in, the frequent nutmeg leaves his marker floundering and, best of all, embarrassed.

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Want the same result? Watch professional football freestyler, and five-time world record holder, Daniel Cutting show you how.

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