Footy In A Week

Young player to watch – Kerlon
May 27, 2006, 7:57 pm
Filed under: Misc., Video

Named 'The new Ronaldinho', he might look nothing like Ronaldinho, but he certainly can score free kicks like him, and he's got his own set of tricks. Kerlon is a center forward best known for his 'seal' dribble. He Swiftly flicks the ball up from the turf onto his head, then proceeds to glide past opponents, whilst bouncing the ball on top of his forehead. The speed at which he travels when doing this, coupled with his unique ability to change direction as he runs with the ball above his head, often makes bewildered opponents resort to simply pushing him over and fouling him.

"It's just a skill I have, though it's not meant to be a mark of disrespect for my opponents," he says. "Opponents say they will snap me. But this doesn’t scare me it just motivates me even more."

Although established as his trademark, the player has counteless other talents up his sleeve. Able to operate in an advanced midfield position, or as a forward, the 18-year-old is an expert dribbler and possesses wonderful ability to slip weighted passes in behind defences. He is also a free-kick expert, and given the amount of fouls the seal dribble draws, this trait is made all the more beneficial.

Kerlon has been linked with a move to Manchester United in the past.


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man he might be even better than ronaldinho
he is a great shooter
he knows when to hit it hard and when to hit it soft
at last a brazilian striker without an “o” at the end of his name
kerlon, i’ll remember you.

Comment by Yazeed

Yeah, he’s something different. I’m sure he’ll be big, once he makes a move to europe.

Comment by Carlsb3rg

He’s good.. No doubt about that..
But let’s not get carried away.. European style football might not suit his style.. I know for a fact he won’t be able to do much of that stuff in the Premiership.. The styles are completely different.. But maybe he could change that.. Who knows?!!

Comment by Fawaz Al-Daihani

brazilains rarely come to the premiership anyways
its too damn cold, rainy, and the food sucks
they want the sun, beaches in spain
i’m suprised gilberto is still here, but that shows u he is a good guy and is in love with arsenal! đŸ˜›

Comment by Yazeed

He won’t stay in South America.

Comment by Carlsb3rg

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