There aren’t many better things in football than a nutmeg. You just have to appreciate the sheer cheek of rolling the ball through an opponent’s legs and making them look like an absolute nutmeg.
Ronaldinho was the absolute master of it, and likes Neymar, Luis Suarez, Eden Hazard and Lionel Messi all show no mercy to players by giving them a panna straight out of FIFA street.
But we think we’ve found the most savage nutmeg you will have seen for a long time and Amin Essabri, a 17-year old who plays in the youth team of ADO Den Haag, is the man responsible for it.
He utterly destroys the defender by flicking the ball up onto his other foot, almost dummying the ball in the air and then busting out the ‘Hocus Pocus’ skill move to finish it all off.
You can just about see his facial expression when he realises he’s just been mugged off big-time. We hope he’s doing alright.
Another savage nutmeg in recent times came from Kylian Mbappe, one of the world’s best. The World Cup winner has a knack for nutmegging the world’s greatest defenders on the regular but he’ll also settle for his two-year old nephew too.
He did just that in a video he posted on his social media channels.
In his plush Paris apartment, the 19-year old boy-wonder does a couple of step-overs with a small ball and when his nephew turns away, he seizes his chance and puts the ball through his legs with the help of the glass window.
Nobody is safe with Mbappe, who might just have ended the career of ‘Prince’, the name he gives to his nephew, before it’s even got going.