Moussa Sow: Europe's bicycle kick king?

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Moussa Sow scored against Manchester United in the 2nd minute.

Moussa Sow has been a sensation for Fenerbahçe lately. Currently on loan from UAE club Al Ahli, Sow’s bicycle kicks have taken European football by storm.

His habit of scoring goals with an overhead kick is now so popular that Fenerbahçe have even decided to pay a tribute to him by selling an upside-down jersey of his.

Here, we take you through five of his outrageous goals and let you decide if he is really the bicycle kick king of Europe.


Fenerbahçe’s massive 5-1 victory against Caykur Rizespor had the perfect icing on the cake as Sow not only scored an overhead kick but also bagged a hat-trick.


Fenerbahçe secured three points with a 1-0 win against Feyenoord in the Europa League courtesy of Sow’s overhead kick in the 22nd minute.


Perhaps the goal that gave Sow his due recognition and respect, was the one that came against Manchester United.

Some spectators hadn’t even taken their seats when Sow beat David de Gea with an unbelievable bicycle kick and put Fenerbahçe in front. They eventually won 2-1.


In March 2012, Sow showed off his capacity for an overhead kick against Galatasaray. He made a couple of clever runs into the box, but lacked support for most of the first-half of this game.

In the 10th minute however, he produced a bicycle kick thanks to a good cross. Despite going 2-0 up at home, Fenerbahçe had to settle for a draw.


Sow has a knack for opening the scoring for his team and that’s what happened in a game against Beşiktaş in 2012 when he latched onto a header and deposited the ball into the net in trademark spectacular fashion.

He was not in a comfortable position but like fine strikers do, he made the most of the opportunity. Fenerbahce won 3-0.

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