This morning in between an educated chat with Raphael Honigstein and note taking for this week’s Serie A matches I came across a hashtag on twitter that made the video archive system inside my head ticking.


Simple, right? Not quite. Whether you have watched this game for 25 years or 25 days you’ll have a few favourites and some will simply be because you were at that game or your favourite team or player scored. All of those reasons and more factor in for me so I decided to share mine with you. I’m sure there are some I forgot but here on a random Tuesday in April I present to you my favourite football goals. Baker’s Dozen style. Please feel free to share your favourites below. Enjoy.

13. Lothar Matthaus, West Germany vs Yugoslavia 1990.

12. Steven Gerrard, Liverpool vs West Ham, FA Cup final 2006.

11. Roberto Baggio, Italy vs Czechoslavakia 1990.

10a. 10b. Matt Le Tissier x 2, Southampton vs Newcastle 1993

9. Ryan Giggs, Manchester United vs Arsenal 1999.

8. Roberto Carlos, Brazil vs France 1997.

7. Marco Van Basten, Netherlands vs USSR, Euro 88 final.

6. David Platt, England vs Belgium 1990.

5. Dennis Bergkamp, Netherlands vs Argentina 1998.

4. Dennis Bergkamp, Arsenal vs Newcastle 2002.

3. Dalian Atkinson, Aston Villa vs Wimbledon 1993.

2. Carlos Alberto, Brazil vs Italy 1970 World Cup Final.

1. Esteban Cambiasso, Argentina vs Serbia & Montenegro 2006. (scored at the end I was sitting in five rows from the front).