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before u even ask who is this kid watch this clip:

http://www.aftonbladet.se/atv/player.html?catID=26&clipID=557

it might take a bit of time, but it will load.

Kerlon aiming to emulate two Rons
By Tim Vickery



Ronaldo, Ronaldinho Gaucho and Adriano did not become overnight stars for the Brazilian national team.

All of them first represented their country at Under-17 level, and the experience was invaluable as they made their way in senior football.

It would be wonderful if the current star of Brazil's Under-17 side could go on to make a similar impact.

Kerlon of Cruzeiro was top scorer in the South American Under-17 Championship, which came to a close in Venezuela on Sunday.

He curled home some wonderful free-kicks, outpaced the defence to lob past the keeper and scored with some typical penalty area poachers' finishes.

But it is not just his eight goals in Venezuela which will be remembered. The more lasting memories will surely come from his new invention - the seal dribble.

Kerlon flicks the ball in the air and runs with it like it is tied to his forehead.

He does it quite systematically, a few times in every game, and his close control with his head and overall co-ordination are so outstanding that he can perform the feat at pace or while changing direction.

It may sound like a circus trick, but the seal dribble is no laughing matter for the opposition. It is a move which is very difficult to stop by legal means.

On the evidence of the South American Under-17 Championship, on the majority of occasions either Kerlon manages to get past the defender or he wins a foul. If he chooses the right time to unleash the move then it is a highly effective weapon.


Boosted by Kerlon's goals, Brazil were the champions - but only just


It is truly inspirational to find a young player with the creative genius to come up with such a move.

The game is all the richer for improvised and acrobatic inventions such as the backheel, the bicycle kick and the Cruyff turn, and maybe Kerlon's seal dribble can take its place among them.

As football looks forward in the search for new ways to win, the game also looks back to honour the heroes of the past - a point also made very clear in the South American Under-17 Championships.

Boosted by Kerlon's goals, Brazil were the champions - but only just.

With the last kick of the championship Uruguay's Acosta blasted a free kick against the Brazilian bar. Two inches lower and the title would have belonged to his country.


Uruguay's outstanding player was six-goal striker Elias Figueroa, who showed strength, an excellent left foot and the rare gift of having time in the penalty area. His name is already familiar to football fans.

The first Elias Figueroa was one of the game's truly great defenders - good enough to represent Chile from the World Cups of 1966 to 1982.

He remains an idol in Brazil, where he starred for Internacional, and in Uruguay, where he played for Peñarol.

The father of Uruguay's current Under-17 striker is a Peñarol fan who happens to share the same surname as 'Don' Elias. In tribute to the great Chilean he gave his son the name of Elias Figueroa - and by the ironies of football he is turning into a proficient scorer of goals rather than a master of the arts of preventing them.

Kerlon's seal dribble and Elias Figueroa the second, stars of the future and heroes of the past were all in evidence in Venezuela at the South American Under-17 Championship.

Story from BBC SPORT:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/sport1/hi/football/4455669.stm
 

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Very interesting. Ever since I saw the Mr. Woo trick video I have wondered if the bouncing of the ball off of the head with a great deal of control could be used productively in a competitive match. I look forward to seeing more of this kid.

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So far I don't think he's anything special. I'd need to see a better video of him.
 

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He'll get tired of being kicked in the face eventually. But it does look interesting.
 

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That's basically the most amazing thing I've ever seen in a competitive football match.
O Glorioso and Amoroso, I don't know who you are, but you sure as hell can't spot a good player when you see one.
 

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zuenotto said:
That's basically the most amazing thing I've ever seen in a competitive football match.
O Glorioso and Amoroso, I don't know who you are, but you sure as hell can't spot a good player when you see one.
All I see is him head the ball in play, which I've seen many times.
 

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O Glorioso said:
All I see is him head the ball in play, which I've seen many times.
Sure. =D

KEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERLON
 

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I see it everyday, on DVD when Pele did it :D
 

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O Glorioso said:
I'm sorry I forgot that only Brazilians play soccer :D
Yeah, and I've seen many times your rage against brasilians... =D

Anyway, this is called the "seal driblle" or something like that. I think that was the first time that almost everyone saw this dribble, except for O Glorioso who have seen it many times ;D
 

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Gustavo76 said:
Yeah, and I've seen many times your rage against brasilians... =D

Anyway, this is called the "seal driblle" or something like that. I think that was the first time that almost everyone saw this dribble, except for O Glorioso who have seen it many times ;D
What dribble? He was heading the freaking ball :D . I was playing in a game last week and my friend was doing it. Given my friend is a talented player; Kerlon is supposed to be the next superstar according to this thread. But I have seen many people here in the states emmulate what this player did. However, you do have to be talented to hold such a trick and also play for Brazil :D; that's why I'm interested in seeing more of the youngster.
 

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Kerlon? Sounds like some sort of non-stick material... :party:
 

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Glorioso your friend did it as a trick, I want to see someone do it in a game while running in the sideline, or getting the ball in the head surrounded by defenders near the box like he did.

The only player I have seen doing it but with much more style was Pele, he did not kept heading the ball non stop like Kerlon, he would only dominate the ball in his head take some steps while beating a defender then head the balls forward on a open run.
 

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Liternit said:
Glorioso your friend did it as a trick, I want to see someone do it in a game while running in the sideline, or getting the ball in the head surrounded by defenders near the box like he did.

The only player I have seen doing it but with much more style was Pele, he did not kept heading the ball non stop like Kerlon, he would only dominate the ball in his head take some steps while beating a defender then head the balls forward on a open run.
He did it while we were playing in the game...Listen, the kid obviously has talent but I'm not going to hail him as the next Pele from just seeing him do that. Give me some other clips of him crossing or scoring. Denilson is also impressive with the ball, but where is he now?
 

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I bet he stops doing it when he gets kicked in the face and breaks his jaw/cheekbone, like that Colombian(?) defender did to him.
 

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yet another showpony Brazilian overhyped by the media..
 

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beckham mania said:
yet another showpony Brazilian overhyped by the media..
kinda like c ronaldo, adriano, ronaldo, ronaldinho, maradona, pele and all the other crappy brasilians who suck.

thats why brazilians never win anything.
 

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Not to nitpick, but Cristiano Ronaldo is Portuguese. :smileani:
 
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