John Terry Comes Close To Replicating Gianfranco Zola’s Classic Back-Heel Flick Against Norwich In 2002 (Video Comparison)

Chris Wright

22nd, November 2015


It’s not often you see burly English centre-backs attempting silken back-heel flicks from set-pieces, but kudos to John Terry for attempting the audacious yesterday.

Just as Zola’s brilliant near-post effort came against Norwich in a 2002 FA Cup tie, so did Terry’s at Stamford Bridge yesterday afternoon – the Chelsea captain getting across his man and very nearly replicating his ex-teammate’s moment of magic.

This video comparison shows the impressive similarities between the pair’s techniques…

Good effort. 6/10. Must score next time.