Anthony Vanden Borre failed to set pulses racing during his brief loan spell at Portsmouth in 2009, but the Belgian produced a sublime piece of skill during Anderlecht‘s win against Oostende at the weekend.
The 26-year-old miraculously stood on the ball and baited the opposition – bringing back images of Russian winger Andrei Kanchelskis, who performed the original trick 13 years ago.
By Stuart Hynd – @supers0nic_
Ex-Rangers, Manchester United and Everton player Andrei Kanchelskis stood on the ball in a Scottish Cup semi-final in 2001, and although Vanden Borre’s balance is faultless, his salute could certainly do with some work:
Despite the Belgian’s failure to salute his opponent, Vanden Borre managed to pass the ball to a team-mate and keep possession brilliantly.
Here is Kanchelskis performing the trick for Rangers against Ayr United, just for comparison: