Sunday, May 20th, 2012
Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao is in the absolute form of his life.
The former River Plate and Porto striker has had a wonderful first season in the Spanish capital, scoring 23 league goals and leading his side to the Europa League which some have nicknamed the “Falcao League” as the Colombian striker has now won the second best European competition twice in a row.
But in the last few weeks, Falcao has also been on a Golazo spree. In the Europa League final he curled a beauty in for the opener and then on Wednesday claimed a terrific overhead kick in a friendly against Millonarios.
The on Saturday night “El Tigre” claimed one of the greatest acrobatic golazos we have ever seen – a claim that hasn’t been disputed by anyone on this site or on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
And whilst many will point to the fact it was a meaningless friendly, it is important to take into account how the Falcao goal was received. The America de Cali fans went mental – despite it being a goal against their own team!
So, we are asking was Radamel Falcao’s scissors kick the greatest acrobatic Golazo of all time?
Ten contenders below – after the Falcao wonder volley – have your say in the comments.
Radamel Falcao v America de Cali, 2012
Pele in Escape to Victory, 1981
Hugo Sanchez v Athletic Bilbao, 1985
Mark Hughes v Spain, 1985
Marco van Basten v Den Bosch, 1986
Manuel Negrete v Bulgaria, 1986
Trevor Sinclair v Barnsley, 1997
Youri Djorkaeff v Roma, 1997
Mauro Bressan v Barcelona, 1999
Rivaldo v Valencia, 2001
Wayne Rooney v Manchester City, 2011