Iconic Strikes: The 11 Best Soccer Goals of All Time

profile image
Written by Daniel Pena, Bachelors in Kinesiology and footballer: Learn More

What are the best soccer goals of all time? Scoring goals and seeing them being scored are some of the most exciting parts of the beautiful game and throughout history, the game has seen thousands, if not millions, of scored goals.

Learning from the best professional players of the game is a great way to become a better player yourself and these moments of magic may inspire you to score a great goal in your next game. In this blog, I will be going over the best 11 soccer goals in soccer, or football history.

Best Soccer Goals

Click here to watch Goal

#11 Ronaldinho Vs Villareal (2006/7)

In the 2006/7 season, Ronaldinho possessed a unique talent with the ball that no other player in the whole world had. Throughout his years in Barcelona he scored a lot of great goals and this one vs Villareal is one of his best ones. It would not do justice for me to try to explain this goal so it is best to watch it.

Best Soccer Goals

Click here to watch Goal

#10 Robin Van Persie Vs Spain (2014)

In the first game of the 2014 World Cup the Netherlands National Team and Robin Van Persie made history when they humiliated the previous World Cup Winners Spain. The Netherlands scored 5 goals compared to Spain’s 1 and Robin Van Persie executed a flawless diving header, meeting an accurate long pass with precision that caught the Spanish goalkeeper off guard.

Best Soccer Goals

Click here to watch Goal

#9 Zinedine Zidane VS Bayer Leverkusen (2002)

Zinedine Zidane is a legend of the game and the most elegant player of all time. His stunning volley in the 2002 UEFA Champions League final further solidified his legacy as one of the greatest players, not only in Real Madrid history, but in all soccer history.

The technique displayed in this goal was nothing short of a masterpiece. As the soccer ball descended from the sky, Zidane, with impeccable timing, struck it cleanly with his left foot, sending it soaring into the top corner of the net to secure Real Madrid’s victory.

Best Soccer GoalsClick here to watch Goal

#8 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Vs Nac Breda (2004)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is known for scoring some of the craziest goals in history and many of his goals would appear in a top 100 goals of all time list. This solo goal in 2004 is so skillful that Zlatan even manages to trick the camera guy a couple of times with his feints and skill moves.

Best Soccer Goals

Click here to watch Goal

#7 Kylian Mbappe vs. Argentina (2022)

Kylian Mbappe’s volley against Argentina in the 2022 World Cup Final is a great goal, not only because of the technique involved, but because of the significance of the match. This well timed volley was the second goal out of three that he scored in that Final. This goal made the scoreline 2-2 and helped take his team to extra time of the World Cup Final.

Best Soccer Goals

Click here to watch Goal

#6 Gareth Bale Vs Liverpool (2018)

Gareth Bale’s amazing bicycle kick goal in the 2018 UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool, is a moment of sheer magic and athleticism. He executed an acrobatic overhead kick from distance, catching the goalkeeper off guard and helping his team win yet another Champion’s League Trophy.

Best Soccer Goals

Click here to watch Goal

#5 Cristiano Ronaldo Vs Juventus (2018)

Similar to Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo also scored a bicycle kick in the 2018 Champions League campaign with Real Madrid, however his goal was scored in the quarter-final against Juventus.

Cristiano scored many amazing goals for Manchester United, Juventus, and Real Madrid, but this is definitely one of his best because of the athleticism required, the importance of the game, and it was against the legendary Gianluigi Buffon.

Best Soccer Goals

Click here to watch Goal

#4 Roberto Carlos Vs France (1997)

Roberto Carlos’ free-kick against France in 1997 is one of the most iconic goals in soccer history because of its astonishing curve that defied the laws of physics. In a match between two football giants, Carlos delivered a free-kick that initially seemed to go too wide before curving into the back of the net leaving the keeper frozen. This is arguably the best free kick goal of all time.

Best Soccer Goals

Click here to watch Goal

#3 Roberto Carlos Vs Tenerife (1998)

Roberto Carlos’ volley against Tenerife in 1998 is another gem from the Brazilian. He struck a powerful volley from outside the box, at an angle which many people would consider impossible to score from, and the ball swerved brilliantly to find the net. Roberto Carlos is one of the most skilled footballers in history and if you did not know he is actually a defender, a full back, yet he has scored some of the greatest goals of all time.

Best Soccer GoalsClick here to watch Goal

#2 Lionel Messi Vs Getafe (2007)

Lionel Messi’s solo goal against Spanish side Getafe in 2007 is often compared to Diego Maradona’s “Goal of the Century.” Messi dribbled past the entire team and ran half the length of the pitch on his one before scoring one of the greatest goals ever.

If you put this goal and the next goal side by side you will see the astonishing similarities between the two goals, which are both scored by Argentinian players who wear the number 10 and who can both be considered two of the best players of all time.

Best Soccer GoalsClick here to watch Goal

#1 Diego Maradona’s Solo Goal Vs England (1986)

Another one of Argentina’s biggest icons and one of the best players of all time, Diego Maradona, scored the most beautiful goal in the 1986 World Cup against England. Now famously known as ‘The Goal of the Century’, this goal showcased Maradona’s exceptional dribbling skills as he effortlessly dribbled past five English players before finding the back of the net.

In the same game, before scoring this goal, Maradona also scored the famous “Hand of God goal” meaning he scored two of the most iconic goals of all time in the same match.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to become a better player and score more goals than other players?

To become a better player and score more goals make sure to practice shooting at goal a lot through team training, pickup games, individual extra training with a rebound board, individual barefoot training, and also check out these tips to help improve every aspect of your life that impacts your performance and confidence on the field.

What are the best goals scored in Premier League history?

Three of the greatest goals scored in Premier League history include Thierry Henry vs. Manchester United, Wayne Rooney vs Manchester City, and David Beckham vs Wimbledon.

Who has scored the most goals in soccer history?

Cristiano Ronaldo, arguably the greatest player of all time alongside Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona, has scored the most goals in football history with 873 goals scored.

Conclusion

In conclusion, everyone has their own opinion about what the best soccer goals of all time are. Whether you are a hardcore fan or new to the world of soccer, chances are you may have seen some of these goals before. Out of the thousands of goals scored it is hard to choose only 11, but these 11 goals can truly show anybody why soccer is known as the beautiful game.

Similar Posts