The 10 Most Famous Goals In Football

It is an endless debate for pub conversations the world over. What is the greatest football goal ever scored and why? The beauty of football is that it is so subjective. There is rarely ever a correct answer and so often there are never two opinions exactly the same. So when it comes to deciding what the top 10 most famous goals ever scored in the history of football are, how can it be concluded without an ounce of doubt or controversy? Some might say it can’t. And how to you choose the 10 best goals? should you go for the goals with the strongest kick? the ones where the player virtuously passed his rivals, to find himself alone in front of the goalie. Again, there is not right answer. It can probably be either one.

So here is our take on the top 10 most famous goals ever scored in football. Hang on to your hats!

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  1. Diego Maradona, 1986, Argentina vs England.
  2. Carlos Alberto, 1970, Brazil vs Italy.
  3. Esteban Cambiasso, 2006, Argentina vs Serbia.
  4. Zinedine Zidane, 2002, Real Madrid vs Bayer Leverkusen.
  5. Saeed Owairan, 1994, Saudi Arabia vs Belgium.
  6. Ryan Giggs, 1999, Manchester United vs Arsenal.
  7. Pele, 1958, Brazil vs Sweden.
  8. Marco Van Basten, 1988, Holland vs Soviet Union.
  9. Dennis Bergkamp, 1998, Holland vs Argentina.
  10. Roberto Carlos, 1997, Brazil vs France.

So there it is. The definitive top 10 list of the most famous goals ever scored. You might agree, you might disagree. Goals from individuals such as Archie Gemmill, George Best, Lionel Messi, George Weah, Paul Gascoigne, Ferenc Puskas are not there but might very well be in other lists. That is the magic of football. Everyone has their opinion. This is ours.