Last Updated on December 30, 2022 11:55 am by Erwin Noguera
There are just under 3 and a half years left for the next World Cup, but while that happens, we are going to remember the 8 best goals in the entire history of this marvelous tournament.
Although this is a very subjective decision and depends on the tastes of each person, this is a scale in which not only the aesthetics of the definition but also the plays, instances, and rivals were taken into account.
8. The Best 8 Goals in the History of the World Cup: Giovanni Van Bronckhorst
In the semifinals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the Netherlands beat Uruguay 3-2 with a great goal from Giovanni Van Bronckhorst from mid-distance, who hung the ball at an angle, impossible for Fernando Muslera, who stretched but missed.
7. The Best 8 Goals in the History of the World Cup: James Rodriguez
Chosen as the 2014 Puskas, James Rodríguez led Colombia in 2014 to its best participation in a World Cup. The former Real Madrid player was the top scorer in the World Cup and scored this great goal in the round of 16 against Uruguay to take the ‘Tricolor’ to the quarterfinals.
6. The Best 8 Goals in the History of the World Cup: Saeed Al-Owairan
Saeed Al-Owairan may be an unknown name to many, but the truth is that this player from Saudi Arabia scored one of the best goals in World Cup history by starting from his own half and taking several players from Belgium to score the winning goal that meant the pass to the round of 16.
5. The Best 8 Goals in the History of the World Cup: Benjamin Pavard
The best goal of Russia 2018 was from the champion. France beat Argentina 4-3 in the round of 16 and Benjamin Pavard hit it first and with the outer edge from outside the area to score a great goal that amazed the entire world.
4. The Best 8 Goals in the History of the World Cup: Manuel Negrete
In the round of 16 of Mexico 86, the locals were able to celebrate one of the best goals in history at the Azteca stadium when Manuel Negrete made an acrobatic play and scored the first goal for ‘Tri’, who beat Bulgaria 2-0 and advanced to the quarterfinals.
3. The Best 8 Goals in the History of the World Cup: Maxi Rodriguez
We reached the top 3. In the 2006 World Cup round of 16, Argentina beat Mexico 2-1 with a goal in extra time. The author was Maxi Rodríguez, who received it outside the area, stopped it with the chest, and nailed it in the corner.
2. The Best 8 Goals in the History of the World Cup: Carlos Alberto
Brazil in 1970 was one of the best teams in history, and the final of Mexico 70 was the most epic moment when they beat Italy 4-1 to become champions. The last goal was scored by their captain, Carlos Alberto, after great collective play. It was Pele’s third and last World Cup.
1. The Best 8 Goals in the History of the World Cup: Diego Maradona
The best goal in the history of the World Cups could not be other than “The goal of the century”. The 86 World Cup in Mexico would be the event that would consecrate Diego Armando Maradona as one of the best players in history, and his most emblematic match was that against England, where he scored 2 unforgettable goals: the goal with his hand and this one.