After a rip-roaring start to the season the international schedule has put the breaks on the early season avalanche of football, yet the golazos cannot be stifled that easily.
A freak 80-yard goal from the Perviuan Cup starts this week’s top 10 list, followed by a quality volley from a Dutch great and then a beautiful looping half-volley from a budding Real Madrid starlet.
Rivaldo – no, another one – pops up with a cracker at number four, Lionel Messi again makes the cut with a terrific free-kick for Albiceleste, and a world-class header from a Newcastle forward sits at six.
Goal seven deserves it’s own sentence being, quite possibly, the greatest ever goalie goal of all-time.
That leaves three: an end-to-end solo stunner from Serie B, a brilliant backheel golazo from Brazil, and lastly a top corner cracker from Argentina.
1. John Fajardo (Deportivo Credicoop v Mariscal Mille, September 2, 2012)
2. Clarence Seedorf (Cruzeiro v Botafogo, September 5, 2012)
3. Denis Cheryshev (Russia U21 v Poland U21, September 6, 2012)
4. Rivaldo (Palmeiras v Sport Recife, September 6, 2012)
5. Lionel Messi (Argentina v Paraguay, September 7, 2012)
6. Papiss Cisse (Ivory Coast v Senegal, September 8, 2012)
7. Jakob Køhler (Skjold Birkerød v Frem, September 8, 2012)
8. Denilson Gabionetta (Crotone v Cittadella, September 9, 2012)
9. Elkeson (Botafogo v Nautico, September 9, 2012)
10. Rodrigo Moura (River Plate v Newell’s Old Boys, September 9, 2012)
Narrowly missing: Samuel, Mario Gotze, Nikica Jelavic, Daniel Da Mota, Juan Zuniga, Jan Vertonghen, Angel Di Maria, Dame N’Doye, Gokhan Inler, Pablo Becker, Giovanni, Nicolae Ovidiu Herea & Luke Rodgers.