GIF: Irish footballer produces neat off-the-back trick while playing for New York Red Bulls 7 years ago

GIF: Irish footballer produces neat off-the-back trick while playing for New York Red Bulls

Nice move this by Jonny Steele.

Northern Ireland international Jonny Steele has had a nomadic career between England, Ireland and various clubs in north America. Now, aged 28, the Antrim man is enjoying the best spell of his career, lining out for the New York Red Bulls.

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At the weekend the Red Bulls suffered a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of one of his former teams, the Vancouver White Caps in the MLS season opener but one moment by the midfielder is worth recalling.

An unpromising ball to him on the wing is sensationally turned into a brilliant piece of skill thanks to Steele's quick thinking.

We think we have seen Cristiano Ronaldo use his back to pass the ball to a team-mate before but never to turn an opponent.

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By the way nostalgia fans, two of Vancouver's goals were scored by Kenny Miller while the Red Bulls goal was notched by Bradley Wright Phillips.

Hat-tip to 101greatgoals for the GIF