Futsal legend Falcao scores with spinning backheel move

December 20, 2012, 3:06 pm

One of the greatest futsal players ever, the now 35-year-old Falcao, flashed a dazzling bit of skill during an exhibition match that was one of the most imaginative free kick moves you're likely to see in the indoor or outdoor game.

Commemorating the success of the now defunct Atletico futsal team, the match was a special one for Falcao and as you can see in the video above, he was determined to put on a show.

His masterpiece came after being awarded a free kick in the second half (28 seconds into the video). A teammate fooled the opposing keeper into making a move by setting up Falcao with a soft rabona.

Falcao then -- all in one perfect move -- trapped the ball between his feet and executed a spinning backheel lob over the keeper's head and into the net.

It was the best of five goals Falcao scored in the 14-5 win against an Estrelas side."I'm very happy," he said after the match.

"I lost my father in 2004, and I remember him here in 1999, watching the [Liga Nacional championship] game. I remember the happiness he was to see me win a world title, with 25 thousand people screaming my name."

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  1. Zayn Khan07:31pm Thursday 20th December 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    Great skill. Well done.

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  2. 07:29pm Thursday 20th December 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    Yahahahaha not a clue at all have you Oyster?

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  3. SCORPIO07:20pm Thursday 20th December 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    I'm not really a soccer fan but i must admit that goal was all CLASS,well done.

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  4. Oyster07:20pm Thursday 20th December 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    Small soccer pitch - no big deal Dan Carter has much more skill

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  5. Pragmatist07:03pm Thursday 20th December 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    Jaqueline must be a #$%$ then.

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  6. Greg06:26pm Thursday 20th December 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    Neat.

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  7. 04:46pm Thursday 20th December 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    Yeah well all wish we had that sort of skill. Well... ...all of us save a few clueless meatheads like Phillip, who'd rather be bulky and heavy to do "big hits" and roll the ball backwards with their foot (for fraction of the salary) :D

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  8. Mike_a_ham04:17pm Thursday 20th December 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    nice one

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  9. The Chosen One04:01pm Thursday 20th December 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    Fluke.

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  10. Vonzie03:57pm Thursday 20th December 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    i scored similar goal last nite

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