If you listen very carefully, several miles away, you can hear this faint chant from the dusty fields of West Africa:
“If you miss the ball, don’t miss the man”
People who say soccer is a weak person’s sport have clearly never seen a tackle so devastating it could break bones and even end careers.
The slide tackle is a beautiful piece of ballet. If not done skillfully, it could spell disaster: red cards, penalties, and serious injuries.
We have done the hard work and reviewed hours of footage and these are the 9 most devastating tackles. We hope you are sitting down.