Tue, Sep 4, 2018
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Welcome to Bicyclekick.Football – The site is now live!
It is dedicated to the best “Bicycle Kicks” or “Chalacas” in football and it’s history as a move in the game.
Bicycle kicks first occurred in the Pacific ports of South America, in the late 1800s. While their ships were docked, British mariners played football among themselves and with locals as a form of leisure; the sport’s practice was embraced at the ports because its simple rules and equipment made it accessible to the general public. Peruvian seaport workers first performed the bicycle kick during late 19th century matches with British sailors and railroad employees in Peru’s chief seaport, where it received the name “tiro de chalaca” (Callao’s strike).
To achieve the move with success, the leg that will kick the ball must be raised after the other one is already in the air. Watch the video below: