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How to Do the Nutmeg | Soccer Lessons

September 8, 2019

Hi, I’m Deejae Johnson, I’m a soccer coach
in San Francisco. I’ve been around the game since I was three
years old. I’m a USSFA-licensed soccer coach, as well
as NSCAA advanced national coaching badge, and today I’m going to show you some soccer
tricks. The Nutmeg: You need to get the ball through
your defender’s legs, and then get around them, and into the space behind. They key is, how do you open up their legs? The best thing to do is some kind of move,
or a half move in order to get the defender’s legs open, that way you could slide the ball
through their legs and get to the other side. But be careful doing too many Nutmegs in the
game, cause no defender likes to get Nutmeg’d.


  • Reply DeMarcus Kennedy June 16, 2011 at 7:19 am


  • Reply wwefan12372 October 19, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    الله اكبر

  • Reply george alvarez December 10, 2011 at 2:02 am

    @Cheungchild ur not funny kid

  • Reply australiakevinp December 19, 2011 at 7:25 am

    you are left footed right???

  • Reply Adam Bias December 30, 2011 at 8:44 am

    @australiakevinp no hes right footed left

  • Reply yo January 24, 2012 at 5:40 am

    @EMcGovern4 dude people from every country play soccer(or football as you prefer), there are only two differences from america and everyone else.
    1. the name is different.
    2. most americans play more than one sport and most play as a hobby.(this is why americans can't be as good as a pro when we are 10, we have other things to do.
    take me for example, i play basketball, soccer, american football, tennis, and baseball. if i just played soccer i would be better because i spent more time on it.

  • Reply Austin Brown February 3, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    so..the key is to open up their legs,eh?

  • Reply Zeeks Venture February 7, 2012 at 8:26 am

    i love tis video

  • Reply Jonathan Nelson February 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    @uchiharainy so, so, so, true….euros don't realize how many free parks we have in every town with free tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer fields, softball/baseball fields, plus free organized teams in lower grade schools…heck, depending on the state, you might even have a hockey team or swimming team as a kid….

    …the most sports-crazed people on the planet are by far the americans…alot of it has to do with money

  • Reply Jonathan Nelson February 23, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    @EMcGovern4 …wow…another ignorant person…

  • Reply JoeDeMoeFoe February 24, 2012 at 12:27 am

    @uchiharainy take me "for example" hahaha so american hahahaha hohoho

  • Reply JoeDeMoeFoe February 24, 2012 at 12:30 am

    @agriculturaltrading So why are you all fat fks?

  • Reply yo February 24, 2012 at 2:19 am

    @JoeDeMoeFoe dude get a life, if you are so much better than us then why are you arguing with a 14 year old boy?? Seems pretty childish to me. Whatever country you are from you are a disgrace to it. Why dont you post some videos of how fit you are and how good you are in Soccer. Oh, and another thing, why come to an AMERICAN video to complain about how fat they are. The guy in this video is obviously american and is he fat…, he's not. How childish can people get?

  • Reply Jonathan Nelson February 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    @JoeDeMoeFoe ….USA has the highest percentage of overweight people in the world at prob around 15% or so….obviously, that percentage doesn't play sports….although i'm not sure what your point is….i once grew an eggplant in my garden that had more intelligent things to say than the idiot-words coming from your mouth….generalizations like "all americans are fat" or "all brits have bad teeth" or "all germans want to kill jews" comes from those who will soon serve my coffee

  • Reply JoeDeMoeFoe February 24, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    @agriculturaltrading So, why are you all fat fks? There must be some kind of reason no?

  • Reply JoeDeMoeFoe February 24, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    @uchiharainy Fat and ignorant. Thank you for making that clear once again

  • Reply yo February 25, 2012 at 3:21 am

    @JoeDeMoeFoe my grandmother once told me a brilliant quote" don't argue with idiots. they will drag you down to their level and beat you with expeirince.

  • Reply Jonathan Nelson February 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    @JoeDeMoeFoe …i'm not an expert on comparitive diet; i'm an economist and soccer-nut….but again, it's around 15% of the population….15% is not "all"….but why don't you figure that out….but i do love how you're rude; makes me very proud that i'm american and not as such…cheers

  • Reply JoeDeMoeFoe February 29, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    @agriculturaltrading the cancer of the earth

  • Reply JoeDeMoeFoe March 6, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    @agriculturaltrading topdocumentaryfilms. com/fast-food-fat-profits-obesity-america/

  • Reply JoeDeMoeFoe March 6, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    @agriculturaltrading ht tp://topdocum entaryfilms . com/fast-food-fat-profits-obesity-america/

  • Reply JoeDeMoeFoe March 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    @JoeDeMoeFoe remove the spaces and learn some facts, but keep your hopes and pride up hahaha

  • Reply Jonathan Nelson March 6, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    @JoeDeMoeFoe …don't get me wrong, i realize there are alot of overweight and obese people…you don't need to supply me with data; you're correct….but it doesn't pretain to me, nor my family or my friends (at first thought)…'rather make a perfect upper-corner tip save than a eat a box of fries…

  • Reply JoeDeMoeFoe March 7, 2012 at 1:46 am

    @agriculturaltrading Not really a consistent story, especially not given the fact you show some arrogance in your assumption of being intelectually superior to random persons. But I guess being served coffee is a big deal where you are from. Next time you tumble around shouting out random "facts" think first and leave your attitude where you came from. Probably the house where you have learned it, so I don't blame you, I blame your parents. Anyways, ur still fat fks hahah hohoho

  • Reply JoeDeMoeFoe March 7, 2012 at 1:50 am

    @uchiharainy you can't even write a propper sentence. Stop trying.

  • Reply yo March 7, 2012 at 5:07 am

    @agriculturaltrading no need to argue with ignorant people man, save your time

  • Reply lariene1 April 3, 2012 at 7:31 am

    when he does the tricks with the head it makes me not want to watch these videos

  • Reply Antonio Medrano May 16, 2012 at 3:53 am

    He opens them legs to get the balls in them haha

  • Reply drillureaper May 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I managed to this using flip-flap as a trick to open the defender's legs xDD

  • Reply sauceboss May 28, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    All I do is nutmeg nothing else

  • Reply Kristangelo Lazaris June 26, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I love it when this guy tries 2 b funny

  • Reply xSgtSausage July 1, 2012 at 1:44 am

    What a great defender !

  • Reply Jason Mendez July 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    "How do u open up there legs" 😉 iKnow a way lmao

  • Reply Samad Q July 9, 2012 at 2:43 am

    press 3 your welcome 😉

  • Reply Ya Sin August 12, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    He should consider closing his legs if he gets nutted alot.

  • Reply DonCorleone87 August 14, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Tobin Heath =)

  • Reply Alex Lacombe December 30, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    i was playing against a club team that sucked and a defender had the widest stance so i approached him to the left and ronaldo chop nutmegged him and he literally punched me in the sack as i was running by and got a red card lol

  • Reply Om Gund January 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    He's really helpful!!

  • Reply Om Gund January 20, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    How do you open up their legs! 🙂

  • Reply TruthOnlyThe March 1, 2013 at 2:11 am

    Nutmegging is more than a trick, it's an art.

  • Reply ciro March 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm


  • Reply benito juarez April 14, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Couldn't agree with you more

  • Reply William Hutchinson May 16, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I know how to open up their legs.

  • Reply 2374jonathan June 20, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    lol ive never heard of a nutmeg, everyone around me just calls it a meg

  • Reply Daniel July 15, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    try doing that ship on school got tackled afterwards..

  • Reply ruben vargas September 4, 2013 at 9:21 pm


  • Reply Theo Sudono October 13, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Now I'm like the new Ronaldinho in my school 😀

  • Reply erick flores October 28, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    I live in in sf where is this place at???

  • Reply trimain dawson November 4, 2013 at 12:40 am

    skip to 0:18

  • Reply Oliver Barrett November 18, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Best skill ever

  • Reply Sickling3 February 7, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Is it good that i've only played for a couple months and i can naturally nutmeg people without trying/looking and hit between the goalkeepers' legs?
    or is that everyone

  • Reply fraser majid February 23, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Worst Video ever

  • Reply fraser majid February 23, 2014 at 9:57 am

    i mean nutmegs are just deffective i mean i would usually beat a defender with either momentum or a quick step over of roulette that's what makes messy and Gareth Bell so good 

  • Reply Dani S. March 19, 2014 at 2:53 am

    A nutmeg is like public humiliation.

  • Reply Bdots44 June 3, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Hay ayyy 3 year anniversary

  • Reply Chane Wassanasong June 4, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    This video didnt even teach you how to perform a nutmeg, all it was is just simply performing a nutmeg on some other player.

  • Reply Jacob Hewitt June 14, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    wow, messi and gareth bale… not messy and gareth bell

  • Reply Most Official Jess October 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Best Vid On Youtube Ever For This Trick Please Make More 

  • Reply Mouni Raghuram November 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    this is really great video, but to develop a good ball control for such good skills we should be very perfect with juggling??

  • Reply Jaco Davis November 15, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Meg's are easy

  • Reply MO9ALA7 December 8, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Ur sideloCks sucks!!

  • Reply joaquin Gomez March 15, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks hoe cast i am a star now because of you thank you sooo mutch

  • Reply Francisco Cruz June 5, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Youvgot to be kidding me

  • Reply Fakit June 16, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    wow this is great now i finally know how to do it, thank you so much jesus christ i've been waiting so long for this

  • Reply Boaz Yu June 26, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    At the end don't do too many nutmegs, cos defenders don't like to get nutmegged what's this thug lyfe?

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  • Reply deja December 1, 2015 at 2:45 am

    had war flashbacks watching this .

  • Reply Viktor Vošček December 17, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    You can also do it: When you are running on the side, and defender is running with you, just cut and push the ball in one move between their legs. Sometimes it won't work out, it's about timing.

  • Reply Sued Shaheer Ul Haq April 5, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Ooh like it

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  • Reply Zimaam Zim July 21, 2016 at 1:02 am

    you guys sucks

  • Reply Charles Bishop September 1, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    football you mean

  • Reply Charles Bishop September 1, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    UK us

  • Reply Akmal Ibrahim October 7, 2016 at 11:51 am

    True that. Defenders would never tolerate more than 1 nutmegs. Nutmeg me once, shame on me, nutmeg me twice, Imma hunt you down you piece of shit!!

  • Reply krister sivertsen November 30, 2016 at 7:40 am

    sick skills yo

  • Reply MASOL March 11, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    somebody tried to nutmeg me but he ended up giving the ball to my teammates.

  • Reply LukeZB2 March 17, 2017 at 6:29 am

    If u get nutmeged u get red carded probably its hilarious

  • Reply Mohammed Jr July 6, 2017 at 7:04 am

    I hate nutmegs

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  • Reply Sean Wants to be Messi February 17, 2018 at 7:21 am


  • Reply نصراوي لا تكلمني April 21, 2018 at 7:54 am

    حالهم اب

  • Reply Wassabi _sizzle June 9, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Thank u

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