Menu

(Video) Rene Higuita: MAD goalkeeper recreates iconic SCORPION KICK

Eccentric ex-Colombia goalkeeper Rene Higuita has re-enacted his infamous ‘scorpion kick’ 20 years after the event.

The stopper featured for the South American side at the World Cup, and enjoyed a long career, but is best remembered in England for his unthinkable stop against the national team in 1995.

The occasion was a friendly against Terry Venables’s England side at Wembley, and Higuita, seeing an opportunity to impress as Jamie Redknapp sent a long-range effort towards goal, dived forwards and saved the shot with his heels with a remarkable stop.

The block has gone down in history as one of the finest…and maddest…saves in the history of the game and in 2002, the UK audience voted Higuita’s stop onto a list of the 100 Greatest Sporting Moments.

SEE MORE
Arsenal forward eyeing England team, but must prove his worth at club level first
Manchester United set for comeback after injury nightmare, but may yet be axed by Louis van Gaal

Man Utd Reus: Five players who could lose their place if Dortmund star joins, including Rooney & new signing

Now, 20 years on, the legendary South American—currently the goalkeeping coach at Saudi side Al-Nassr—has recreated his scorpion-kick save and shared it with his Twitter followers.