Top 14 Goals of the Week

It’s been a real pleasure compiling this week’s list. The quality of the goals on show have been much higher than usual, with the “narrowly missing this week’s cut” filled up with a stack of goals that would usually make our top goals of the week themselves.

There has been a sense of deja vu when watching some of the strikes fly in the back of the net during the last seven days. Goal 4 is reminiscent of Zidane’s Champions League final goal for Real Madrid against Bayer Leverkusen. Goal 8 brings back memories of Ryan Giggs’ wonder run against Arsenal in the FA Cup. And goal 10 is straight out of the David Beckham scrap book.

With a host of volleys, lobs and a couple of chips to throw in the mix, as always, sit back and enjoy!

1. Mauro Cantoro (v Jagiellonia Bialystok, Sept. 21, 2008)

2. Stefan Kiessling (v Augsburg, Sept. 23, 2008)

3. Carlos Vela (v Sheffield United, Sept. 23, 2008)

4. Tadaaki Hirakawa (v Al-Quadsia, Sept. 24, 2008)

5. Rafael van der Vaart (v Sporting Gijon, Sept. 24, 2008) (pictured)

6. Raul Gonzalez (v Sporting Gijon, Sept. 24, 2008)

7. Patrick Petersen (v Aalborg, Sept. 26, 2008) (1.49 seconds in)

8. Moussa Dembele (Willem II, Sept. 26, 2008)

9. Renato Augusto (v Bochum, Sept. 27, 2008)

10. Frane Vitaic (v Farul Constanta, Sept. 27, 2008) (Special thanks to Zorro977 for also pointing out what a good weekend it was for the Vitaic family, as brother Ante Vitaic scored directly from a corner for Ham Kam in their 2-2 draw with Bodo/Glimt in Norway.)

11. Geovanni (v Arsenal, Sept. 27, 2008)

12. Nassim Akrour (PSG, Sept. 27, 2008)

13. Ronaldinho (v Inter Milan, Sept. 28, 2008)

14. Francisco Casquero (v Athletic Bilbao, Sept. 28, 2008)


Narrowly missing this week’s cut were the following: Jorge Miguel de Oliveira Ribeiro, Ozeia, Fabian Muller, Miroslav Klose, Sezer Badur, Oleksandr Aliyev (2) & Milos Ninkovic, Luis Suarez, Ashley Young, Sejad Salihovic, Szabolcs Huszti, Antonio Gillardino, Tamas Hajnal, Marvell Wynne and Mauro Zarate.