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5 Legendary Goals of History

1. Lionel Messi (2007)

As the greatest player of all time, we all knew Messi would score at least one legendary goal in history that would be remembered forever. This goal was scored when he was in Barcelona playing against Getafe in 2007. This goal was similar to Maradona’s strike 20 years ago. Messi ran past four players, rounding the goalkeeper, to score. This was a difficult and fine goal scored by Messi.

2. Diego Maradona (1987)

Probably the most famous goal in the glorious game, Diego Maradona’s 1986 World Cup strike against England was a moment of pure excellence. He picked up the ball in his half, and beat four players and the goalkeeper before poking the ball into the net. After that goal, Argentina won the World Cup with Diego Maradona, making him the best player of the tournament. The goal has been titled the “Goal of the Century.”

3. Zlatan Ibraimovich (2004)

The Swedish goal scorer, Zlatan Ibraimovich, scored an out of this world goal in a friendly against England. Zlatan Ibramovich scored an unbelievable bicycle-kick goal when Sweden was already up 3-2. This goal took place when England Goalkeeper, Joe Hart, badly headed the ball out of the area and Ibraimovich karate-kicked the ball into the back of the net. Zlatan had also scored this kind of goal when he played for his former teams Man United, Inter Milan, and Los Angeles Galaxy. 

4. Marco Van Basten (1988)

After a devastating injury, Marco Van Basten became one of the world’s most prolific goal scorers. The AC Milan striker was one of the most talented soccer players in the world. In the 1988 Euro Cup, Van Basten scored a volley considered to be one of the best ones in football history. In that Euro Cup, The Netherlands won the final, and Van Basten was the tournament’s top scorer.

5. Roberto Carlos (1997)

A foul was made by France, and then Brazil got a free kick. Carlos lined up the ball and Fabien Barthez placed his wall. The Brazilian player then took a massive shot with a strange spin that not just went past the wall, but also got past Barthez, and the ball went flying into the goal. This was one of the most head-scratching goals you will ever see. 

Image Citations:
Lionel Messi. (2018, June 27). gibbonsgazette.org. Retrieved March 12, 2024, from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Messi_vs_Nigeria_2018.jpg
Diego Maradona. (2016, October 1). gibbonsgazette.org. Retrieved March 19, 2024, from https://www.goodfon.com/sports/wallpaper-mars-kapitan-diego-maradona-napoli-golubye.html
Zlatan Ibraimovich. (2016, April 24). https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zlatan_Ibrahimovic_LA_Galaxy_MLS_Soccer_%2847640670062%29.jpg. Retrieved March 19, 2024, from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zlatan_Ibrahimovic_LA_Galaxy_MLS_Soccer_%2847640670062%29.jpg
Marco van Basten. (2008, June 13). commons.wikimedia.org. Retrieved March 19, 2024, from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marco_van_Basten_-_Holland_-_Frankrijk_-_Euro_2008.JPG
Roberto Carlos. (2007, February 10). commons.wikimedia.org. Retrieved March 19, 2024, from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roberto_Carlos_in_Moscow_5.jpg
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