Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
Well, we had to didn’t we!
Not content with simply asking whether Philippe Mexes or Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the best overhead kick goal, we have decided to list the top 10 greatest overhead kick goals EVER.
The bottom line is that Mexes and Ibrahimovic have scored two of the best overhead kicks ever seen, which should be reason enough for you all to celebrate this list.
No doubt there will be plenty of disagreement, so feel free to slate/criticise/congratulate us in the comments below.
Above all, enjoy these goals. They live on through the ages! Please note the list below is in chronological order.
(When we asked our Twitter followers which goals had to be included in this list, two were suggested, amongst many, that you probably haven’t seen: Widodo C Putro (Indonesia) v Kuwait, 1996 & Sibusiso Zuma (FC København) v Brøndby IF, 2001.)
Hugo Sanchez (Real Madrid) v Athletic Bilbao, 1981
Pele (Allies) v Nazis in Escape to Victory, 1981
Marco van Basten (Ajax) v Den Bosch, 1986
Trevor Sinclair (QPR) v Barnsley, 1997
Mauro Bressan (Fiorentina) v Barcelona, 1999
Rivaldo (Barcelona) v Valencia, 2001
Ronaldinho (Barcelona) v Villarreal, 2006
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) v Manchester City, 2011
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden) v England, 2012
Philippe Mexes (AC Milan) v Anderlecht, 2012