The Myth of the Two-Footed Footballer (Part 1)

There is a certain mystique surrounding Two-Footed footballers, the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Eden Hazard, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pavel Nedved, Pedro, Wesley Sneijder just to name a few. These rare gifted players are in high demand, they tend to earn more wages and are commonly used as role models by coaches to spur on the next generation of elite to keep working on their non-preferred foot.

However, when you dig a little, the facts tell a different story.

This series of articles will attempt to unravel the mystery behind the two-footed player, delve into the nature v nurture debate, examine the statistics, probe the role of the brain in masking two-footedness, investigate the opinions of coaches and ultimately decide whether there is such a thing as a two-footed player!

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