Top 13 Goals of the Week

Top 13 Goals of the WeekDespite incredibly strong competition from Bursaspor keeper Dimitar Ivankov (0.50 seconds in), Lokeren goalie Boubacar Barry and Hertha’s number one Jaroslav Drobny, this week there can only be one schmuck of the week.

Step forward Fortuna Dusseldorf keeper Michael Melka who etched his names into folk law by committing an error that will be viewed for years to come.

Playing away at Regensburg in the third tier of German football, Melka made his reputation killing blooper when he tried to be too quick for his own good. Collecting the ball in a crowded penalty area, the keeper looked to turn defence into attack and launch a quick counter-attack with a long ball upfield. Sadly, the ball never even made it out of the keeper’s box as the ball smacked Regensburg’s Dennis Grassow on his back.

The rest is history.

Onto this week’s list.

Their were some awesome free-kicks (goals 2 & 4) accompanied with a collection of belters (goals 1, 2, 10, 12 & 13) that left keepers helpless in the last seven days.

On the more cultured side of things there were goals 5 & 6. While several high quality volleys (goals 7, 8, 9 & 11) completed this week’s selection.

As always, all we ask is that you sit back and enjoy!

1. Cristian Alvarez (Beitar Jerusalem v Maccabi Haifa, Mar. 2, 2009) (1.05 minutes in)

2. Nene (Pacos Ferreira v Nacional, Mar. 3, 2009)

3. Filip Holosko (Ankaraspor v Besiktas, Mar. 3, 2009)

4. Fabio Bilica (Fenerbahce v Sivasspor, Mar. 4, 2009)

5. Lasse Schoene & Paulo Henrique (Heerenveen v NEC, Mar. 4, 2009) (Both goals were scored within 60 seconds of each other)

6. Eden Hazard (Lille v Lyon, Mar. 4, 2009)

7. Melvin Platje (Roda v Volendam, Mar. 5, 2009)

8. Anton Jongsma (RKC Waalwijk v FC Zwolle, Mar. 6, 2009)

9. Ludovic Giuly (Lorient v PSG, Mar. 7, 2009)

10. Carlos Tevez (Fulham v Manchester United, Mar. 7, 2009)

11. Eduardo da Silva (Arsenal v Burnley, Mar. 8, 2009)

12. Aranjo Ilan (St. Etienne v Nantes, Mar. 8, 2009)

13. Massimo Macaronne (Catania v Siena, Mar. 8, 2009)

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Narrowly missing out on this week’s list were goals from Dario Srna, Jeremy Choplin, Gonzalo Castro, Djalma, Jiri Stajner, Diego Castro, Jonathan Sesma and Carlos Vela.

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UPDATE: Due to popular demand in the comments, we would kindly like to add two more goals to the list above.

Firstly we have Carlton Cole’s superb goal against Wigan coming after a series of one touches passes in the Hammers team (watch here) and then there is Grzegorz Rasiak’s fantastic half volley against Watford that rocketed into the net (watch here).