Bleo Pedro Fournol Calomino, known to most as Pedro Calomino is a legendary figure in Boca Juniors’ prominent history. He was a skillful dribbler and is often credited with the invention of not only the stepover, but the bicycle(or overhead) kick as well.
Descendant of Italian immigrants in the neighborhood of La Boca, Buenos Aires, he learned to play football in the streets overcoming obstacles and rivals with ease. It was the turn of the century, football had entered as a force in Argentina thanks to the growing presence of companies and British officials. The young descendant of Genovese grew to paint houses and playing football in the local community. Boca Juniors was known to all as the “Xeneizes”(Genovese) club since it was founded by five Italian boys in 1905.
Calomino played for Boca Juniors from 1911- 1924(Except for 1914, when he played for Hispano). During this time period he played 222 games for Boca scoring 97 goals. He represented Argentina at the national level 37 times, captaining them to glory at the Copa América in 1921.
An interesting fact about him is that he never liked to wear boots, so he played in sneakers. In one match vs Uruguay with Argentina he played with simply stockings as he could not bear the sneakers.