Top 12 Goals of the Week

That’s all folks. Well, almost. The 2009/10 season is drawing to a close throughout Europe, but the thirst for football will barely be felt this summer as the World Cup heads to South Africa in just 32 days time.

Some supporters, though, won’t give a fig about the showpiece tournament in South Africa, as they already lust for the start of the new season having ended the last one on a major high. And Leeds United is one of those clubs.

After winning promotion back to the Championship on Saturday, edging Bristol Rovers 2-1 to secure their place in England’s second tier, the celebrations at Elland Road were electric and they provided us with two videos showing the best and the worst of how to enjoy success in football.

After the victory over Rovers the cameras snuck into the Leeds dressing room and, seeing his moment to shine on screen, full-back Andy Hughes didn’t disappoint. Showing off a range of dancing moves including the running-man and the comic pelvic thrust, Hughesy kept his teammates entertained.

From the funny to the embarrassing in one small sidestep as Leeds United chairman Ken Bates then sullied the atmosphere at the club’s celebratory dinner by acting the part of the drunken old fool. Seemingly boozed up to his eyeballs amid all the good cheer, Bates took the mic to say a few words but instead of showing dignity and class the 78-year-old codger slurred a host of profanities as well as slandering Everton “a two bob club” in a tirade that carried on for far too long.

While Ken Bates’ entry for the off-field schmuck of the week award was in a league of it’s own, on the pitch this week’s leading plonker was Orebro’s Danish forward Kim Olsen. Playing against Djurgarden on Sunday in Sweden, the striker had the goal at his mercy as he received the ball 13-yards out and with the goalie no-where to be seen after having been cut out in the build up. But after taking a disastrous first touch Olsen lost his massive advantage, allowing keeper Tommi Vaiho the time to make a superb save.

Kim Olsen’s miss of the week can be seen here.

Onto the list where we have an outstanding collection of 12 goals from the past seven days in world football. As always, all we ask is that you sit back and enjoy!

1. Roberto Soldado (Getafe v Sporting Gijon, May 4, 2010)

2. Eddy Bosnar (Kyoto Sanga v Shimizu S-Pulse, May 5, 2010)

3. Alvaro Negredo (Racing Santander v Sevilla, May 5, 2010)

4. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Motherwell v Hibernian, May 5, 2010)

5. Francis Perez (Xerez v Zaragoza, May 8, 2010)

6. Gabi (Xerez v Zaragoza, May 8, 2010)

7. Chris Cohen (Blackpool v Nottingham Forest, May 8, 2010)

8. Douglas Costa (Tavriya Symferopol v Shakhtar Donetsk, May 9, 2010)

9. Diego Milito (Inter Milan v Chievo, May 9, 2010)

10. Peter Whittingham (Leicester v Cardiff, May 9, 2010)

11. Luis Boa Morte (assist Alessandro Diamanti) (West Ham v Manchester City, May 9, 2010)

12. Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (Everton v Portsmouth, May 9, 2010)


Narrowly missing the list were goals from Shikabala, Steve Gohouri, Juan Mata, Bojan Krkic, Gonzalo Higuain, Gabriel Heinze, Conner Clifford, Luis Suarez, Radoslav Petrovic, Kim Kallstrom, Andreas Ottl, Marc Bertran, Pedro Leon, Zlatko Junuzovic, Rafik Djebbour, Cristian Baroni and Luka Modric.