Saturday, July 23, 2005

Greatest goal ever?

Too often when you judge something like the greatest goal ever things like nationalism, club allegiance and your favorite players get in the way. Not to mention you haven't seen every goal ever scored.

When Swedish international Juventus striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored this goal back when he was still with Ajax Amsterdam I thought it could have been the best goal I'd ever seen.

I uncovered this video of it the other day and the same thought came to my mind, “this could be the greatest goal ever”.

If you watch this goal in detail, notice he beats 5 players a total of 9 times. One poor guy got faked 3 times, another twice. Every fake was a virtuoso move. He even fakes the camera man out twice!

There are goals that are special because they have meaning but this one is special because if its sheer brilliance.

Best goal ever? If not, it’s up there.



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Anonymous Anonymous said...


7/23/2005 10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL fantastic goal

7/24/2005 1:14 PM  
Blogger Balls said...

Must rank right up there with the Maradona goal !!

8/05/2005 7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is truly an incredible goal

8/05/2005 7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like to see him do that again! Still a cracking goal!

8/05/2005 8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you take away fluke long distance shots and dont count the players career you might have it.

8/05/2005 8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont know if it tops Maradona '86

8/05/2005 10:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

could be right but for me the audacity of gazza's goal against scotland in euro 96 leaves all else for dead. he just made it look easy !!!

8/06/2005 12:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

watch this one

8/06/2005 7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

zlatan is arrogant as all hell but that is a stunner

8/06/2005 5:34 PM  
Blogger Cathal Breathnach said...

What an absouloutly incredible goaland yep it is one of the greatest goals of all-time.

8/18/2005 2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW...no further comment!

9/17/2005 11:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

think people are gettin gcarried away here, the quality of the opposition must come into account. Don't think he'd have done that against Nesta, Thuram, Maldini or Gabbidon....

9/28/2005 12:31 PM  
Anonymous Lord Zoltan said...

I've scored better. I've done everything better.

9/28/2005 12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats an abosolutely brilliant goal

he even finished with his off foot

9/28/2005 1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

world class

9/28/2005 2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not bad. But Andy Parkinson's goal for Grimsby against Yeovil last season just about shades it.

10/06/2005 11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he's a cunt

10/06/2005 2:18 PM  
Blogger memorabiliashop said...

Great goal, never seen it before.

10/06/2005 4:06 PM  
Blogger Football Commentator said...

Maradona's goal from '86:

The Maradona masterpiece

10/06/2005 8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta agree with the comment above - no doubt it's a great goal but you have to worry about the quality of the defending.

10/08/2005 4:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yep, a very good goal. but which team was he playing against? is it a quality side?

10/09/2005 11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It´s against Breda, a not very good team in Holland, some people say that the defence of England in 86 was extremely slow, would Maradona had pulled that one off against Thuram, Nesta...

One of my favourite goals is of course van Bastens bicycle kick against Den Bosch (a not very strong team)

10/11/2005 8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor first touch. Cant be the best ever goal if it has a basic error like that.

Dismal defending.

10/12/2005 6:45 PM  
Anonymous Karim Khimji said...

Very similar to that goal by Jogoo in the 1904 all africa games in Kampala.

10/13/2005 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Almost as good as Goldinho's goal when he ran circles around raval and patel and stuffed past biryani bhais right hand post in the 2005 World cup of Goals

10/13/2005 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seen George Best score a very similar one and definitly doesnt beat maradona's.

10/25/2005 10:06 PM  
Blogger Football Commentator said...

Weah's must see goal:

George Weah's greatest goal

11/08/2005 5:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matt D is gay

1/11/2006 5:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nothing like cumming over my girlfriends big tits

8/12/2006 8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of Georginho's goal in the 1886 brazilian cup final

5/26/2007 4:07 AM  
Anonymous Adrien said...

The thing is, his team was winning 4/1 and it was against nac breda... It's an unbelievable goal - i can't stop watching it, each times he fakes me too -, but it has no real incidence at all... Maradona's goal against England had an incidence, and it wasn't against a poor dutch team.

8/12/2007 8:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely brilliant.
What makes the goal even better is that last touch... He could've just scored with his right, but choses to do the defender (once more) and the keeper before putting it in the net. Amazing.

Still agree wtih some of the other comments, the defence ain't exactly world class. But still...

8/21/2007 9:20 PM  

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