Yahoo!7 Sport’s Greatest Goals Ever

Yahoo!7 Updated November 15, 2012, 3:44 pm

As the football world sat back and marveled at Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s stunning goal overnight, the team here at Yahoo!7 Sport got to thinking about our favourite ever goals.

Ibrahimovic’s strike was brilliant but we’ve each come up with a goal that we think tops it.

Remember, these are OUR personal choices. And judging by the fiery discussion in our office, we’re sure plenty of you will disagree with us!

Let the debate begin ...

Cameron Storey
Diego Maradona, Argentina v England, 1986

"Maradona's 'Hand of God' goal is the most famous of the 1986 World Cup but his scything run to goal just five minutes later is unquestionably the best of that tournament. England, already down 1-0 to Argentina in the quarter-final following the illegal goal, were left dumbfounded as Maradona collected the ball in his own half before running around, past and through these poor buggers: Stephen Hodge, Peter Beardsley, Peter Reid, Terry Butcher, Terry Fenwick and Peter Shilton. It was the master at his best."

Ian Rakowski
David Beckham, Manchester United v Wimbledon, 1996

"David Beckham is a man that leaves you in awe at the best of times. He was just 21 when he scored this incredible goal from the halfway line against Wimbledon in 1996, and it was the goal that signaled his arrival in world football. Very few players have since been able to replicate the feat, and it remains the most amazing long distance strike in Premier League history."

Melanie Dinjaski
Brett Holman, Australia v Serbia, 2010

"In Australia's final Group match in the 2010 World Cup, the Socceroos needed to beat Serbia by at least two goals to make the unlikely advancement into the round of 16, after they suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat in their opening match against Germany and drew 1-1 with other Group D opponents, Ghana. Their World Cup dreams were on the line. Tim Cahill opened the scoring in the second half, but when Brett Holman waltzed into Serbia's half in the 73rd minute to unleash a blistering long range strike into Vladimir Stojkovic's goal, the Aussies could dare to dream. Unfortunately they conceded in the 84th, but Brett Holman's spectacular individual effort gave the nation a glimmer of hope when they so desperately needed it."

Martin Smith
Dennis Bergkamp, Arsenal v Newcastle, 2002

"The Dutch maestro is the most uniquely gifted player I have ever seen and he could have easily had five goals on this list. This strike simply has everything; sublime touch, speed, agility, strength and composure. I have never seen a goal like it and I doubt I ever will again. Genius."

Chris Wild
Kevin Prince Boateng, AC Milan v Barcelona, 2011

"Two amazing teams, one amazing player, and one bloody blistering goal. Prince-Boateng's perfectly weighted first touch sets up a circus-trick back-heel, expertly threading the ball through the defenders legs to give himself just enough space to blast a vicious curl into the back of the net."

John Edwards
Dennis Bergkamp, Holland v Argentina, 1998

"As Bergkamp tells it, Frank de Boer made eye contact from across the field and both saw the same opportunity. At a flat sprint Bergkamp controls a long ball with his right foot - a ball many would have struggled to control with their hands. His second touch is sublime and he has the ball in his complete control as he makes his way past defender Carlos Ayala. The rest, as they say, his history. If Bergkamp regards it as his best goal ever, it must be pretty good."

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  1. Nicolas03:26pm Friday 16th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Maradona best goal.

  2. I Wanna Rock05:16am Friday 16th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Soon as I saw the title I thought 'Which aussie goal are they going to put in here, thinking it's a great goal?' "Greatest Goals" means nothing. Everyone has different opinions of what makes a good goal. Some will think it's individual skill like Zlaten's and both Bergkamp's, Running half the pitch and beating defenders like Diego's, or a long range stunner like.....Gerrard vs Westham in 2006 FA cup final.

  3. Michael02:11am Friday 16th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Brett Holman? WHAT!? Hahahaha, one of the greatest goals ever? You're having a laugh

  4. Antman12:45am Friday 16th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    maradonas goal is the best out if this selection he basically runs 3/4 of the field its amazing skill.

  5. Jishan12:42am Friday 16th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Bret Holman's goal?!!! WTF... even if it is a joke it is such a lame one... has no idea about football and what is meant by an OMG goal... the other one's are awesome though... check out Roberto Carlos - Impossible Goals in YouTube... but Bret Holman?.... give me a break...

  6. ZAP11:10pm Thursday 15th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    MARADONA !!!

  7. cammy10:58pm Thursday 15th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Lol teh Australian goal wasn't even that good he just took a long range shot and many have been done before no outstanding skill compared to Zlatan's goal which I would say out of all of them is the best, because a goal like that has never been seen before.

  8. samuel10:28pm Thursday 15th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Bergkamp againest newcastl is my best ever goal.....u can't see such kind of Goals once in life time....but as for Brett Holman it feels Yahoo is jocking....i can upload 1million goals betterthan this....

  9. mlo5509:52pm Thursday 15th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    What about Van Basten's goal against Russia...?

  10. Gekko09:32pm Thursday 15th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    There is no doubt Diego's goal is and will be the best ever. Adios amigos...




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