View Full Version : Best Goal You've Ever Seen

21-05-2005, 09:07 AM
On TV it would have to be Van Basten's in real life, Keane vs Bayern 1999.

21-05-2005, 09:17 AM
The best goal I have eevr seen was Mark Delaney's for cardiff against Chester in 1998 when we beat them 6-0 in the FA cup, he ran from our own six yard box took on 5 players and then placed as hot from about 10 yards out into the bottom right corner. That was the only goal he ever scored fro Cardiff before going to Aston Villa.

21-05-2005, 11:00 AM
The best goal i've ever seen would have to be Alan Shearers against Chelsea last season.

(although Laurent Robert's over head kick thing was amazing against Fulham)

21-05-2005, 11:13 AM
That Erik Edman goal for Tottenham.

21-05-2005, 11:45 AM
Puskas and di stefanos 1-2 up the pitch and puskas scored a stormer.

21-05-2005, 03:31 PM
The volley by Alan Shearer against Everton. The two goals by Laurent Robert vs Spurs as well...

21-05-2005, 07:14 PM
Rooney against Newcastle is the best Ive seen on tv

Pierre Wome- Fulham v West Brom is the best live goal ive seen.

21-05-2005, 07:40 PM
mine has to be Eric Cantona's against the Mackems (Sunderland) (yes the best things i''ve ever seen involve united, i'm 100% biased as hell :D )

either that or Maro Van Basten's Volley vs the USSR, everyone knows that goal

Roberto Carlos scoring THAT freekick.

or Ryan Giggs scoring THAT goal

21-05-2005, 07:42 PM
Im pretty sure I know all of them accept Carlos goal, which is it?

21-05-2005, 07:49 PM
the free kick against France in La Tournoi (spelling?) i'll find a link for it

there's the link (didn't want to double post)

21-05-2005, 07:58 PM
Zidane's Goal against Bayer, that Volley he scored.

22-05-2005, 09:00 AM
the free kick against France in La Tournoi (spelling?) i'll find a link for it

Yeh I remember that goal, it was fantastic I was jumping up and down when I saw it live on TV thats how shocked and amazed i was.

22-05-2005, 01:43 PM
I think you all may hve fogotten that goal that beckham scored from the half way line i think it was against Aston villa but it was when he was 20

22-05-2005, 01:52 PM
that was against wimbledon and it doesn't compare to Van Bastens Volley

O Dogg
23-05-2005, 11:33 AM
A couple of Matt Le Tissiers would be up there, especially THAT free kick.
Also the Roberto Carlos Free kick was exceptional.

Forever Red
01-06-2005, 06:33 PM
Here is a few of the best I've seen (not in any order):
Beckham vs Wimbledon
Rooney vs Middlesbrough (the volley)
Rooney vs Newcastle
Henry vs Man U (when he flicked it up before volleying it into the top corner)
Berger vs Charlton
Robert vs Spurs (the volley)
Carlos vs France
Van Basten vs USSR
Kanu vs Middlesbrough
Ronaldinho vs Chel$ki
Rivaldo vs Valencia (the overhead kick)
Riise vs Man U
Bergkamp vs Newcastle

01-06-2005, 08:28 PM
Arjan robbens goal against Everton was quite special

01-06-2005, 08:42 PM
Maradonas 2nd goal against England

O Dogg
02-06-2005, 09:10 AM
How about

Ryan Giggs v Arsenal FA Cup

The General
02-06-2005, 09:19 AM
Justin Fashanu for Norwich against Liverpool in the late 70's !

Forever Red
02-06-2005, 10:32 AM
I've remembered a few more:
Giggs vs Arsenal
Gerrard vs Middlesbrough
Ronaldo for Barcelona, I can't remember who it was against but he ran through half their team before scoring.
Di Canio vs Wimbledon (the volley)
Robben vs Norwich
Edman vs Liverpool
Maradona vs Englan
Le Tissier vs Blackburn
Le Tissier, the one when he flicked it up over the players head before sliding it past the keeper
Henry vs Liverpool

02-06-2005, 08:46 PM
Ryan giggs goal against Ars*nal was Class i rate him for doing that

09-06-2005, 02:41 PM
How can anyone forget George Weahs goal against Lecce i think. The one where he ran from one box to another, taking on like 5 players. pure genius and what fitness to do that, best goal ive ever seen.

11-06-2005, 11:56 AM
tony yeboah scored a cracker for leeds in 96 cant remember who it was against but i remember he controlled it pefectly, brought it dont knocked it down past a player then scorched it on the bounce at 96mph bar and in. What a goal

14-06-2005, 11:42 PM
I've just watched on Arsenal Plus on AFC's website Kanu's goal at Middlesbrough 1998/99.
Maybe not the best ever but should get a mention.

15-06-2005, 08:39 AM
Dennis Bergkamp , the 3rd goal in his hatrick against Leicester some years back ..amazing , shame it ended in a 3-3 draw as desrved to be the winner.

15-06-2005, 09:51 AM
Van Basten volley

Big Jono
15-06-2005, 11:49 AM
Does Pedro Mendes "goal that never was" against Man U count?
If not then definitely Edmans goal against Liverpool

15-06-2005, 12:57 PM
any goal that beats Spurs!! :lol:

Big Jono
15-06-2005, 01:59 PM
haha, i like that one....... shouldnt be too many of them now with a world class keeper working behind King & co.

15-06-2005, 02:49 PM
how about that goal by Ossie Ardilles in the cup final .

Big Jono
16-06-2005, 03:34 AM
Zidanes goal in the Champions league final was pretty damn good and i dont think has been mentioned yet

18-06-2005, 01:12 PM
roberto carlos's goal ... the one in which he curves the ball... cant remember the match!! [:P]

19-06-2005, 09:42 PM
RICHARD DUNNE Against west brom... Hilarious
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23-06-2005, 11:35 AM
Kevin Wilkin's goal for Grantham Town against Leyton Orient in the 2003-04 FA Cup 1st Round. He lobbed the keeper with a fantastic chip from around 30 yards. It was shown on Match of the Day that evening but was disgracefully admitted from the Goal of the Competition on Cup Final day!

26-06-2005, 03:45 AM
What about John Barnes scoring a wondergoal against Brazil?

Also Archie Gemmil against Holland.

Yes I'm drunk and yes it's late :D

26-06-2005, 07:09 PM
On TV either Ryan Gigg's against Arsenal in '99, Erik Edman's this season or Dennis Bergkamp's against Newcastle (The one were he flicks the ball around Newcastle's defender and taps it into the net.) The one I've seen at matches I've gone to is probably Hasslebaink's against County or Stefan Oake's 40 yarder against Yeovil.

27-06-2005, 01:38 PM
are you all forgetting Gazza's goal where he passed the ball over a defender to HIMSELF the fired a rocket into the net


best goal I have ever seen on tape or in person - Pele (don't know the match) receiving a pass from the half line - does this amazing bicycle kick straight past an absolutely flabbeergasted gaol keeper - even Pele's teammates were gobsmacked - it was pure poetry - apparently one of the first bicycle kicks he had ever done in a match

oh and Sol Campbell's gaol against Portugal in Euro 2004 that some blind ass ref said was foul - bastard

27-06-2005, 03:30 PM
gerrard vs olypiacos

28-06-2005, 11:47 PM
Check out the Fiorentina goal here.


01-07-2005, 01:02 PM
England vs Argentina in 1998 WC

Owens goal......brilliant. Now theres a goal I will never forget.

01-07-2005, 05:04 PM
Maradonna's hand of god goal has to be the best I've ever seen.

Ok, may be not, but the comment afterwards "it was the hand of god" has to rank among the alltime top ten football quotes...

O Dogg
01-07-2005, 05:17 PM
Any of Owens 3 against Germany in the 1-5 thrashing.

01-07-2005, 05:22 PM
I find Owen's goals very pedestrian, a little turn here and then knock it in from 3 metres, hardly pretty, though admittedly effective.

I prefer to look back on a long line of superb penalties against the English team.

O Dogg
01-07-2005, 05:26 PM
Fifa World Rankings

1 Brazil 0 829 -2
2 Czech Republic 0 790 6
3 Argentina 0 785 7
4 Netherlands 1 783 24
5 France -1 765 -4
6 Mexico 1 759 6
7 England -1 757 3
8 Portugal 1 755 15
9 Spain -1 747 -5
10 USA 0 744 10

*cough* Where are Germany?? *cough*

And look at the above posts, and you will remember that Owen scored a cracking goal against Argentina on the highest level.

01-07-2005, 06:50 PM
I prefer watching England's penalties, eg the one v Portugal when the penalty spot moved.

01-07-2005, 07:02 PM
Fifa Rankings are about as meaningful as British cookbooks.

In the words of Juergen Klinsmann "The Fifa Rankings are a bad joke, as Fifa have assigned a lower co-efficient to Germany's test matches than to world cup qualifiers of other teams." In words that even Sun-readers can understand this means that Germany's 2:2 with Argentina has a lower value than England's 2:2 against Austria.

If anybody seriously ascribes more than passing meaning to Fifa Rankings I am surprised. Surely at the latest after Germany almost became world-champion with a ridiculously low ranking whilst England with a higher ranking was again among the also-rans it should be clear that rankings mean squat. What counts is tournament results. In the last major tournament Germany almost became World champion. What about England?

Germany's performances against Argentina and Brazil show that Germany is back in world class form. That's not to say that England's 2:0 victory over Azerbaidjan is not equally impressive...lol.

To rank teams like the USA, Netherlands, Sweden or Mexico (whom Germany have also just beaten) ahead of Germany is frankly ludicrous.

O Dogg
01-07-2005, 07:12 PM
In the last major tournament Germany almost became World champion. What about England?

Unfortunately for you, I don't agree :)

Group D
Czech Rep

This is a table from Euro 2004, which indeed was the last major tournament that Germany participated in.

Take a little look at that table. I believe the teams that qualified for the Quarter finals in that group was Holland and Czech Rep - correct??

Holland made it through to the Semi's. So if you are going by major tournament results, then great, you have shot yourself in the foot.

I do agree however that the Fifa ranking system is flawed, and not 100% accurate, but they give people an idea about where your team is at.

I also think Holland are a better team than Germany.

Now create a new topic if you wish to discuss this further - as banter between fans is always fun, but this thread really does have to go back on topic.

01-07-2005, 07:19 PM
Actually the last major tournament Germany participated in Germany finished in 3 place overall against world-class opposition from across the World. There were more world class teams than at the last Euro championship.

Admittedly, Germany was unfortunate in that Euro tournament, particularly as Germay completely outclassed the Netherlands with superb attacking football while Holland hid in defence and yet Germany was unfortunate not to get the much deserved victory and the story repeated itself against the Czechs whom Germany thoroughly outclassed, only to be hit on the counter. Ditto for Latvia, another negative play misfortunte where Germany should rightfully have won.

If Holland is a better team than Germany then how come Germany humiliated Holland the last time they played and the dutch were just lucky not to get thrashed?

01-07-2005, 07:23 PM
Just a technicality before back to topic:
Sieg actually says "Germany almost became world champion" which means last World Cup, not Euro.
And they did reach the final after all. No UK team has done that away from home.

01-07-2005, 07:27 PM
And if "best goal you've ever seen" means one which made you happiest, rather than quality, Michael Thomas's goal for AFC at anfield at the end of 1988-89 still makes me feel good.

01-07-2005, 07:57 PM
Fair enough, let's get back on topic, on twmcat's criteria I would have to list all goals in the German comeback against France in the 1982 world cup

01-07-2005, 08:40 PM
Schumacher's action in that game, and the fact that he got away with it, doesn't make it a happy event for many people.

01-07-2005, 08:51 PM
And yet nobody complains about unsporting behaviour when Germans are the victims. When Rudi Voeller was ejected after being spat on by Rijkaard little was heard and years later all one hears is jokes about Rijkaard's disgraceful behaviour. He's even given a top post in Spain.

I never liked Schumacher, but let's face it, it was a split-second collision, there was no malice there. An unfortunate accident. It in no way marred perhaps the greatest football night the world has ever seen.

01-07-2005, 09:00 PM
Only for Germans.

01-07-2005, 09:15 PM
Name another night of world-cup football with so many goals, such an unheard of coming from the back heroic story-line with a place in a world cup final at stake.

I bet you can not name a similar game.

Plus some of the German goals were utterly magnificent, like the bycylce-kick goal by Fisher.

That was surely the greatest night of football the world has ever seen.

01-07-2005, 09:25 PM
How about North Korea v Portugal 1966 World Cup, Ayresome Park?

3-0, then Eusebio did his bit.

01-07-2005, 09:42 PM
That is probably the closest you can get, alas North Korea are not headliners like France or Germany. Also, a final place was not at stake, so I still think France Germany narrowly beats it.

Still a fantastic game from what I have seen.

02-07-2005, 01:24 PM
Best goal I've ever seen was our very own Dennis Bergkamp for Holland against Argentina in the World Cup quarters of 98. In the dying seconds, a long ball forward to Dennis who then executes probably the best first touch ever before finishing superbly. The quality of the goal and the importance of it make it my favourite goal ever by one of my favourite ever players.

02-07-2005, 07:01 PM
I think that it would have been regarded as the goal of the tournament if Owen wasn't English.

Ste - C.U.F.C Blues
03-07-2005, 02:21 AM
Best goal ive seen live has to be the fourth of Andy Preece's goals for carlisle in the 5 - 2 win over Runcorn:

Rouncorn corner

Preece heads out

Runcorn cross back in, only for preece to head out, and run after it, Runcorn player has a shot from just outside the area, which Andy Preece throws himself at - and comes away with the ball. After beating 4 players, he scores top corner from 40 yards.

All at the age of 38. wow.

03-07-2005, 02:44 PM
One that i have always remembered is the goal from Youri Djorkaeff in the game between Roma and Inter. He was positioned just outside the box and hit the most amazing overhead kick in to the top corner of the net, it was fantastic.

That and George Weah's infamous half way line run and David Beckhams crazy lob over Neil Sullivan.

Oh yeah and Tony Yeboah's overhead kick for Leed's as well was also excellent.

So Many! I could mention more but i could also go on forever! :D :D

The Magician
08-07-2005, 10:27 PM
Luis Garcias volley v Juventus in the Champions League

09-07-2005, 09:20 AM
Luis Garcias volley v Juventus in the Champions League

i agree aswell :lol:

09-07-2005, 11:18 AM
Luis Garcias volley v Juventus in the Champions League

i agree aswell :lol:

That was a stunning goal, I must say.

09-07-2005, 01:23 PM
not the best obvisouly.trevor sinclair overhead from the edge of the box for qpr

Big Jono
14-07-2005, 03:47 AM
You can't beat distance so i propose a tie!

Beckhams lob from halfway and Pedro Mendes' one on the same ground.

The tiebreaker is that Mendes goal didnt get on the results sheet so lets give him some credit here eh?

14-07-2005, 08:39 PM
If you can't beat distance, I'm surprised Big Jono's missed Pat Jennings' goal (when still at Spurs) in the Charity Shield at OT in the 60's - booted it upfield from his own area and the bounce beat Alec Stepney. Must be 80 yards plus. It was on tv some time ago in a "what happens next" or something.

O Dogg
14-07-2005, 09:46 PM
I actually like the "Nayim from the half way line" goal ,;)

Love watching Seaman running back hoping for a miracle. They sold some cracking shirts in Spurs after that.

14-07-2005, 10:09 PM
He did that for England when Ronaldinho scored. The number of great saves he made, and everyone picks on his mistakes!

So, I'll go for Ronaldinho v England.

15-07-2005, 06:56 PM
David Beckhams behind halfway line goal... what more can i say!

Gazzas Euro 96 goal v Scotland, flick over scottish players head then smashed it in.

Roberto Carlos free kick with the amazing curl!

Their my 3 favorite goals! :D

16-07-2005, 05:42 PM
Beckhams lob from halfway and Pedro Mendes' one on the same ground.

beckhams goal was at selhurst park actually

Der Spielmacher
18-07-2005, 12:36 PM
Micheal Ballacks long ranger against liverpool when he played for leverkusen was pure class ....he made gerrard look like a sunday league player !! shaped with the right ...gerrard dived in ....Ballack turned it onto his left and drove it into the top corner !!...if dudek would of touched it it would of taken his arm off ....

Klinsmanns goal againt south korea ...when he had his back to goal and flicked it up with his right foot and span and vollyed in with his left .....

18-07-2005, 01:01 PM
Has to be marco van bastens overhead kick, so perfect and even better when you watch it in slow-motion lol

What about Bergkamps in World Cup 98 against croatia maybe?? the one where he brought it down on his knee and cut inside before finishing it, class!

Zola's little flick thingy in the FA Cup i think, that was quite enjoyable!

Der Spielmacher
18-07-2005, 01:06 PM
wasnt that Bergkamp goal againts argentina ..?

18-07-2005, 01:33 PM
You cant forget Owen's amazing goal against Argentina in the 98 World Cup.
Also Gazza's goal in Euro 96 against the Scot's was something special.

18-07-2005, 09:02 PM
Yes , Der Spielmacher, it was against Argentina. It was a late equaliser.
He scored a hat trick for Arsenal against Leicester that included almost a (mirror image) copy of that goal, and 2 other brilliant goals in 1997.

18-07-2005, 09:09 PM
Yes , Der Spielmacher, it was against Argentina. It was a late equaliser.

It was a late winner actually. Very late. Such an important goal. What a way to score it.

18-07-2005, 09:57 PM
Here's my top 5:
1- Zidane in the final of Champions League against Leverkusen
2- Maradona (the hand of God one)
3- Raul against Atletico de Madrid (He turns everyone mad)
4- Roberto Carlos (free kick: Brazil- France)
5- Rivaldo against Valencia, the overhead one

18-07-2005, 10:16 PM
Regarding Number 2:
You can't be English then!

18-07-2005, 10:21 PM
Sorry 26120, but, yes, it was a late winner, wasn't it!
But, didn't Holland get knocked out next game, or something?

19-07-2005, 11:55 AM
Regarding Number 2:
You can't be English then!

LOL, nope sorry :(

19-07-2005, 01:23 PM
Sorry 26120, but, yes, it was a late winner, wasn't it!
But, didn't Holland get knocked out next game, or something?

Yeah they lost to Brazil in the semi final.

19-07-2005, 02:22 PM
Regarding Number 2:
You can't be English then!

LOL, nope sorry :(

that does not qualify as a real goal anyway ! :x

19-07-2005, 02:28 PM
Your right it was'nt a proper goal-it was just some Argie **** who forgot he was playing football-not handball. I remember when it happened Peter Shilton said "he would have made a good goalkeeper".lol
But Maradona's second goal in that game was pure class!

21-07-2005, 05:02 PM
yeah you cant argue with the other goal, but it should have been 1-1 .We might have gone on to win the World Cup , mind you we probably would have lost on penalties :lol:

27-08-2005, 04:31 PM
Hugo Sanchez againts Logroņes in 1987 season. OH-MY-GOD!!

Also the georgian player Georgi Kinkladze when he played in Man City!!!

27-08-2005, 04:39 PM
But you have to admit that maradona's Hand of God was the best hand goal of the history :lol: :lol:
No indeed, that goal didn't have to be legal, but it was, you can't change it...
But for me, Maradona is not one of the 5 best players of the history, like everybody says. You can't say that about a player that scores with his hand and takes drugs!! :x

27-08-2005, 06:33 PM
Viduka 2nd .v. Birmingham


27-08-2005, 07:31 PM
Hey paracetamol, welcome here and enjoy yourself :wink:
Why not introduce yourself in the newcomers section and do the newcomers questionnaire :)

27-08-2005, 07:36 PM
I remenber a goal of Lee Sharpe(Man U) against Barcelona in Old Trafford in Champions League 1994. The match finished 2-2

It was a great goal!

27-08-2005, 07:38 PM
And Super_S, I didn't see the highlights or anything the other day - but did I really miss the best goal EVER just this week :?: :lol:
Anyway, the right result for you tomorrow will put you in the top three, so all the best :wink:

Big Jono
28-08-2005, 01:06 AM
Ive said it before and ill say it again, Edmans goal against Liverpool last season was the best ive seen in a long time.

28-08-2005, 01:34 AM
My 9 yr old I coach scored a cracker last week!

28-08-2005, 03:07 PM
Hey paracetamol, welcome here and enjoy yourself :wink:
Why not introduce yourself in the newcomers section and do the newcomers questionnaire :)

Hey twmcat thanks! I`m spanish but i like Premiership because there`s offensive football, I think I enjoy in this forum talking about football. My favorite team is Manchester City (where`s Kinkladze actually?)
Ok, i `ll visit the newcomers section!

Sorry for my english. I know isn`t very good :( :)

28-08-2005, 07:26 PM
Hey Para - you're English is better than many native English speakers.
Anyway, bienvenido aqui (is that correct :?: ) :D

29-08-2005, 08:03 PM
Hey Para - you're English is better than many native English speakers.
Anyway, bienvenido aqui (is that correct :?: ) :D

Very correct!!
Paracetamol, what part of Spain are you from?? I'm from Madrid!!

BTW; Do anyone remember the great goal of Raul against Man Utd, after a great Redondo play?? It was in the 200 Champions League Season

29-08-2005, 09:24 PM
In fact, I've just noticed that my English comment to Para was crap there :oops:
I should have said, of course, "your English".
Thank you for not commenting on it and making me look stupid Raul :wink:

29-08-2005, 09:35 PM
Hey Para - you're English is better than many native English speakers.
Anyway, bienvenido aqui (is that correct :?: ) :D

Very correct!!
Paracetamol, what part of Spain are you from?? I'm from Madrid!!

Hi compatriot!!, I`m from Pamplona and I`m a Osasuna supporter and Spain team. Perhaps I go to Bruselas to be in Belgium-Spain in october( I wish it :D )

29-08-2005, 09:53 PM
twmcat, I noticed it.... :lol:

30-08-2005, 08:31 AM
I just got back from holiday and this is the first time i have seen this topic... the greatest goal i have seen live is Henrik Larssons header at Euro 2004, how he managed to reach the ball amazed me and score i was shocked.

30-08-2005, 08:03 PM
Welcome back Craig, hope you had a good time - at least you'll be pleased with a win over the weekend :wink:
Yes, a good goal that one by Larsson.

BTW Oranje, just wait until you do so much as a mis-type. :lol:
At least you might notice I said "the weekend" above, whereas others may have said "the weak end".

30-08-2005, 08:09 PM
Thanks twmcat, i was very pleased to see Villa win and even more pleased when i found out Baros got the winner! :D

30-08-2005, 09:03 PM
So you've got Baros, Newcastle have (almost) got Owen, who have Liverpool got :wink:

30-08-2005, 10:09 PM
We have Owen

Check Sig ,;)

30-08-2005, 10:21 PM
Until the medical, his signature on the contract or whatever, you never know though, do you :wink: