Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
This is a brilliant list and although we say that every week, the top 10 goals below are pretty special.
Most intriguing of all is how the voting will go. After all, there are some big names – Santi Cazorla, Gervinho, Olivier Giroud, Oscar and Fernando Torres – from two of the biggest clubs in England.
As is often the way, big names players and teams can dominate our weekly top goals list even if those specific goals are not the best.
We understand this, its all part of football’s tribal rivalry and can happen on any football site.
There are two phenomenal goals included in our top 10 this week – two of the finest you will see in 2013 which should, by rights come 1 and 2 in our poll below.
Yousef Ahmad in position 6 features a 19-pass move by Al Ain that includes every player on the team, including the keeper.
Ricardo Fernandes in position 10 is a flying back heel scorpion kick, billed as the best goal ever in Cyprus and one that went viral last night.
The goals we haven’t mentioned aren’t bad either. Youssef Msakni’s is arguably the finest scored at the Africa Cup of Nations so far, Ariel Rojas claimed a glorious overhead kick and the unpronouncable Vladislav Kalitvintsev claimed a worldy.
Enjoy the list below. We certainly did! Poll at the end of the post.
1. Youssef Msakni (Tunisia v Algeria, January 22, 2013)
2. Santi Cazorla (Arsenal v West Ham, January 23, 2013)
3. Ariel Rojas (River Plate v Racing, January 25, 2013)
4. Gervinho (Ivory Coast v Tunisia, January 26, 2013)
5. Olivier Giroud (Brighton v Arsenal, January 26, 2013)
6. Yousef Ahmad (Al Ain v Ajman, January 26, 2013)
7. Vladislav Kalitvintsev (Ukraine U21 v Russia U21, January 27, 2013)
8. Oscar (Brentford v Chelsea, January 27, 2013)
9. Fernando Torres (Brentford v Chelsea, January 27, 2013)
10. Ricardo Fernandes (Doxa v Aiki Larnaca, January 28, 2013)
Narrowly missed: Francis Doe, Rodrigo Diaz, Neilton, Lukas Podolski, Semih Senturk, Deivid, Osvaldo, Zoran Tosic, Edin Visca, Canete, Cristian Chivu, Giovani Dos Santos, Diego Macedo, Ross McCormack & Elton.