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The 20 greatest goals of all time

What makes a goal great? A goal needs a combination of many things in order for it to be considered great. A great goal needs many things such as skill, acrobats, and amazing touch.In my lifetime, I have seen my fair share of some great goals. Bu...

Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid
Zinedine Zidane’s goal against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League final was something special

What makes a goal great? A goal needs a combination of many things in order for it to be considered great. A great goal needs many things such as skill, acrobats, and amazing touch.

In my lifetime, I have seen my fair share of some great goals. But I needed to do tons of research in order to create a list of the twenty greatest goals of all time. After watching countless hours of footage, I have compiled the top 20 football goals of all time. So, let us begin.

Before we begin the list, may I remind you that not every goal can be in the list. Some goals that were left out will probably disappoint you, but that’s your opinion. So with that out of the way, let’s begin our list with number 20.

20. Cristiano Ronaldo’s long-range blast vs Porto

We start our list with one of the greatest players in the world. Before he joined Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo was the best player in the Premier League during his time at Manchester United. This goal was probably Ronaldo’s best goal during his time at Manchester.

Manchester United needed to pick up a win at Porto to advance to the next round of the Champions League in 2009, after the Portuguese side earned a draw in the first leg. Ronaldo stepped up to the occasion and fired a shot from 40 yards out, which rocketed into the back of the net. That goal turned out to be all what Manchester United needed to advance into the next stage.

Not many players are capable of doing what Ronaldo did on that night. Like him or hate him, he is a special talent who plays the kind of football we all wish we could play.

19. Zinedine Zidane vs Bayer Leverkusen (2002 CL Final)

Zinedine Zidane scored one of the greatest goals, perhaps the greatest, in the history of the Champions League. And of all games imaginable, it happened to be the winning goal of the final of the Champions League in 2002.

Zidane scored a ridiculous volley with his left foot that glided straight into the back of the net. As it happened, it seemed like Zidane had a whole lifetime to set up for that shot, and he delivered one of the greatest moments in the history of Real Madrid football club.

It was another masterpiece created by the feet of one of the greatest players to have ever played the game.

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