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40 Greatest World Cup Goals

World Cup 2018: 5 best goals from the last edition of the World Cup
World Cup 2018: 5 best goals from the last edition of the World Cup
Here are five goals from the last edition which certainly made our jaws drop.
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #21 Giovanni van Bronckhorst  - Netherlands vs Uruguay ('10)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #21 Giovanni van Bronckhorst  - Netherlands vs Uruguay ('10)
The Dutch captain belted the ball into the top right corner, from all of 35 yards out, in the semi-final in 2010.
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #22 Josimar - Brazil vs Northern Ireland ('86)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #22 Josimar - Brazil vs Northern Ireland ('86)
A wonder goal from Josimar, on his debut for Brazil, makes our list of the greatest goals in World Cup history.
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #23 Jared Borgetti - Mexico vs Italy ('02)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #23 Jared Borgetti - Mexico vs Italy ('02)
Borgetti scored one of the best headed goals the game has seen against Italy in the 2002 FIFA World Cup
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #24 Lothar Emmerich - West Germany vs Spain ('66)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #24 Lothar Emmerich - West Germany vs Spain ('66)
Lothar Emmerich belted the ball into the top right corner, with that fabled left foot of his, against Spain in the World Cup of 1966.
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #25 Eder: Brazil vs USSR ('82)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #25 Eder: Brazil vs USSR ('82)
An absolute scorcher from the best team never to win a World Cup. The beautiful game.
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #26 Esteban Cambiasso- Argentina vs Serbia ('06)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #26 Esteban Cambiasso- Argentina vs Serbia ('06)
54 seconds, 25 passes, one magnificent goal... Argentina at their very best
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #27 Jairzinho - Brazil vs England ('70)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #27 Jairzinho - Brazil vs England ('70)
The Selecao summed up in one goal...
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #28 Robin van Persie - Netherlands vs Spain ('14)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #28 Robin van Persie - Netherlands vs Spain ('14)
THAT header from Robin van Persie, against the mighty Spain, in the World Cup in 2014.
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #29 Arie Haan: Netherlands vs Italy ('78)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #29 Arie Haan: Netherlands vs Italy ('78)
An absolute howitzer from the one football team you didn't associate these kinds of goals with.
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #30 Sunday Oliseh - Nigeria vs Spain ('98)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #30 Sunday Oliseh - Nigeria vs Spain ('98)
Sunday Oliseh's screamer sunk Spain in the World Cup in 1998.
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #31: Gheorghe Hagi: Romania vs Colombia ('94)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #31: Gheorghe Hagi: Romania vs Colombia ('94)
A preposterously good goal from the man they called the Maradona of the Carpathians.
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #32 Dragan Stojkovic: Yugoslavia vs Spain ('90)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #32 Dragan Stojkovic: Yugoslavia vs Spain ('90)
Dragan Stojkovic etched his name in World Cup folklore with one of the most beautiful goals in the history of the tournament
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #33 James Rodriguez - Colombia vs Uruguay ('14)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #33 James Rodriguez - Colombia vs Uruguay ('14)
James Rodriguez scored this thunderbolt which was adjudged the Goal of the Tournament in World Cup 2014.
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #34 Joe Cole - England vs Sweden ('06)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #34 Joe Cole - England vs Sweden ('06)
Cole's 30-yard volley into the top corner was one of the best goals in the 2006 World Cup
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #35 Tomas Brolin - Romania vs Sweden ('94)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #35 Tomas Brolin - Romania vs Sweden ('94)
Tomas Brolin lit up the World Cup in 1994 with this wonderfully worked free-kick.
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #36 Ji-sung Park - Portugal vs South Korea ('02)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #36 Ji-sung Park - Portugal vs South Korea ('02)
Ji-sung Park stunned Portugal and the world with a stunning strike in the World Cup in 2002.
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #37 Roger Milla - Cameroon vs Romania ('90)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #37 Roger Milla - Cameroon vs Romania ('90)
Roger Milla's dancing hips set the world alight - and this was the goal that captured the essence of his indomitable spirit.
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #38 Said Al-Owairan - Saudi Arabia vs Belgium ('94)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #38 Said Al-Owairan - Saudi Arabia vs Belgium ('94)
Said Al-Owairan's ridiculous solo run gave him the nickname 'The Saudi Maradona'
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #39 Teofilo Cubillas - Peru vs Scotland ('78)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #39 Teofilo Cubillas - Peru vs Scotland ('78)
Cubillas' trivela ripped apart Scotland, and lit up the 1978 World Cup
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