Definition of Rabona Goal



What is the meaning of Rabona goal in the game of football?

Rabona goal is a goal scored with the leg wrapped behind the standing leg.

This move is also called a 'crossed-kick'.

So if a left footed player is in a position to shoot and the ball is coming from his right side, he may choose to do the rabona and kick the ball with his left foot.

Here is Erik Lamela scoring a beautiful rabona golazo for Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Europa League.







Many famous players throughout history have scored rabona goals. Some of those players are Pele, Maradona, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Baggio, Balotelli, Villa, Sneijder, Ibrahimovic, Adebayor, Suarez, Hazard, Di Maria etc.

Rabona in spanish means to skip school (play hooky).