Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
Its been a while since we last produce a top goals list, a fortnight to be precise, and the upside of that is that the following list of eleven golazos from the last two weeks of world football is seriously top notch.
Things start with a volley of the season contender from the NextGen series, followed by outstanding long range strikes from Azzurri and Bafana Bafana players during the international break.
Club football happily returned last weekend, and Gareth Bale maintained his exceptional Tottenham form with a stunner at Swansea at number 4.
Staying with the sublime, a ridiculously good goal from non-league English football appears at spot 5, followed by the goal of the season (so far) in Switzerland.
Number 7 finds a wonderful volley from the Bundesliga, goal 8 is a Bergkamp-esque chip from an Ajax starlet, while another howitzer from distance elbows itself in at 9.
That leaves two more golazos: Demba Ba’s stunning volley in the FA Cup, and a dazzling solo special from one of the brightest stars in the domestic Swedish game.
1. Fabrice Fokobo (Sporting Lisbon U18 v Tottenham U18, March 20, 2013)
2. Mario Balotelli (Italy v Brazil, March 21, 2013)
3. Thabo Matlaba (South Africa v Central African Republic, March 23, 2013)
4. Gareth Bale (Swansea v Tottenham, March 30, 2013)
5. Aaron King (Rushden & Diamonds v Oadby Town, March 30, 2013)
6. Leo Itaperuna (Sion v Servette, March 30, 2013)
7. Timmy Simons (Nurnberg v Wolfsburg, March 31, 2013)
8. Viktor Fischer (Ajax v NEC, March 31, 2013)
9. Aras Özbiliz (Spartak Moscow v Kuban Krasnodar, March 31, 2013)
10. Demba Ba (Chelsea v Manchester United, April 1, 2013)
11. Tokelo Rantie (Malmo v Halmstad, April 1, 2013)
Narrowly missed: Stojan Vranjes, Oscar, Aiman Al Hagri, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Ashley Young, Wayne Rooney, Thiago Galvão, Holger Matamoros, Enzo Prono, Shannon Welcome, Ramil Sheidaev, Ridvan Simsek, Alban Meha, Charlie Colkett, Lena Goessling, Yael Averbuch, Edinson Cavani, Ivica Olic, Jan Vertonghen, Fabio Quagliarella, Makhach Gadzhiev & Milos Bosancic.