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Who Is The The Real Shibobo King?

Some footballers just seem to better at the shibobo than others. It’s all about timing, and a little bit of luck. No player wants to be on the receiving end of a nutmeg, as it may be one of the most embarrassing things that could happen to you on the pitch.

The Fan Park Crew asks you, who is the real king of the shibobo between these five footballers – including two SA legends!

Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez burst on to the scene for Ajax Amsterdam, before making a move to England where he began showcasing his ‘shibobo’ skills to the English fans. It wasn’t luck, as the Uruguayan had a general knack for knocking the ball through his opponent’s legs. Now at Barcelona, we hope to see more of these skills from the forward.

Jabu ‘Pule’ Mahlangu

Well, he was arguably one of South Africa’s most talented footballers, and ‘Pule’ knew exactly how to work the crowd. He’d fake that he’s going one way, and with a deft touch, the ball would make its way through the defender’s legs, and it always looked like it was happening in slow motion!


He did it with a smile - the Brazilian legend provided audiences with the greatest entertainment, more notably in his time at Barcelona and AC Milan. Fans showed up in numbers for him, just so they could get a glimpse of who he was going to fool next.

Steve Lekoelea

The former Swallows and Pirates man was another one of our Mzansi legends who wowed audiences with his skills. He wasn’t afraid to attempt the shibobo on any stage, as you know that when it doesn’t come off, then you can look like the fool. But there was hardly a time it didn’t work for Steve.


Perhaps he is the most recent football star to have mastered the shibobo, and at such a young age. For Santos in Brazil, he scored some remarkable goals, where he would run through five or six players - with at least two players having the ball popped through their legs en route to goal. And obviously, he’d end the move with a neat finish.

Can you name any other players who you believe are the real shibobo kings? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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