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Top 10 solo goals

Saturday, July 19, 2008

We have seen many great individual goals, but here are ten of the best amongst them.

10.Matías Fernándezv O'Higgins in 2006
Matías Fernández celebratesChilean hottest properties Matías Fernández, now with Villarreal, netted one of the greatest goals of all-time in Chilean football after outpaced and outclassed five men of O'Higgins.

9.George Weahv Verona in 1996
George Weah
This was a goal that could be compared to Diego Maradona's great goal against England in 1986 FIFA World Cup. The former FIFA World Player of the Year recieved the ball in his own penalty area and made a 90-yard run through, beating seven opponents, before scoring one of the most memorable goals in Serie A.

8.Said Owairanv Belgium in 1994
Said OwairanSaudi Arabian Said Owairan scored one of the greatest goals of World Cup history. He picked up the ball deep inside his own half, then he keep running and outwitted five Belgian players before blasting a right-footed shot past goalkeeper Michel Preud'homme.

7.Pelév Mexico in 1962
PeleIn the opening match of 1962 FIFA World Cup against Mexico, he scored a brilliant individual goal, beating four Mexican defenders before striking the ball past the goalkeeper.

6.Zlatan Ibrahimovićv NAC Breda in 2004
Zlatan Ibrahimović scores against NACIn his last ever game for Ajax, Ibrahimović scored a magnificent goal as he dribbled through five NAC defenders before beating the goalkeeper and calmly putting the ball in the back of the net. This goal was considered as "Goal of The Year" by Eurosport.

5.Ronaldov Compostela in 1996
Ronaldo celebratesThe three-time FIFA World Player of the Year dribbled the ball for 60 meters, outpaced several defenders and scored one of the best goals seen in Spanish football, perhaps in the world, that left coach Bobby Robson staring in disbelief.

4.Lionel Messiv Getafe in 2007
Lionel Messi scores a miraculous goal against GetafeMessi received the ball from Xavi, beat five Getafe players and then rounded the goalkeeper before knocked the ball into the net, running a distance of 63 metres in 12 seconds, taking 10 touches with his left foot and three with his right. This 'Maradona-style' goal is rated sixth at the list of 100 Greatest Sporting Moments by Channel 4.

3.Oktay Derelioğluv Belgium in 1997
Oktay DereliogluOktay is not a popular player but mostly known for his incredible goal in European Championship Qualifications in 1997 against Belgium, which he scored a dazzling goal after past six opponents.

2.Ryan Giggsv Arsenal in 1999
Ryan Giggs goal against Arsenal 1999The Welsh winger provided Manchester United's greatest goal voted by the fans, where he beat Patrick Viera, Lee Dixon - twice, Martin Keown, and Tony Adams before delivered a rising rocket from a difficult angle to beat England's No 1 David Seaman.

1.Diego Maradonav England in 1986
Diego Maradona goal against England in 1986
El Diego ran half the length of the pitch, beating five English players - Glenn Hoddle, Peter Reid, Kenny Sansom, Terry Butcher, and Terry Fenwick - before dummying Peter Shilton and putting the ball into the back of the net. This goal was voted Goal of the Century in a 2002 online poll conducted by FIFA.

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