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Most Important Goals in Football History

As you might know Sportmob is a place where you can find all those amazing facts and history. Today we are going to read about the most important goals in football history.

There are best goals, beautiful goals, and of course those goals that we set for ourselves to achieve! However, today we are going to talk about the

20 greatest football goals of all time

that are really important in football history.

Most important goals in football history, here we come!

You already know how we do things in Sportmob! We always have the basic info or an introduction right here before we start. But this time, let’s start reading the

Most important goals in football history

. However, Let's take a look at our list first:

  • Roberto Carlos goal against France

  • Diego Maradona goal against England

  • Arjen Robben goal against Man Utd

  • Wayne Rooney goal against Manchester City

  • Didier Drogba goal against Bayern

  • Thierry Henry goal against Manchester United

  • Robin Van Persie’s goal against Charlton

  • Lionel Messi’s goal against Getafe

  • Zinedine Zidane’s goal against Bayer Leverkusen

  • Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal against Porto

  • Steven Gerrard’s goal in the Champions League final against AC Milan

  • Mario Gotze's goal final against Argentina in the World Cup

  • Sergio Ramos goal in the 2014 UCL final against Atletico Madrid

  • Pele's goal against Belgium in 1968

  • Michael Thomas goal against Liverpool

  • Sergio Aguero's goal against QPR in the Premier League

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's goal in Champions League final against Bayern Munich

  • Andres Iniesta's goal against the Netherlands

  • Marco van Basten's goal against the Soviet Union

  • Diego Maradona's hand of God against England

#20 Roberto Carlos goal against France

Roberto Carlos

surprised the whole world on June 3, 1997, with one of the

Football best goals

. He scored the most memorable goal of his career in a 1-1 draw against France in the first game of the 1997 Tournoi de France, a warm-up competition before the World Cup the following year.

Goalkeeper Fabien Barthez was confused by the strike, which appeared to be heading way wide of the mark and into the crowd. However, it veered back, brushed up against the inner edge of the post, and came to a halt only when it hit the goal.

#19 Diego Maradona goal against England

The 'Hand of God' was a pure miracle but the goal after that was brilliant. After he took possession of the ball in his own half, the legendary Maradona pirouetted away from three opponents and dribbled past two more, around the keeper, and finished into the bottom corner. Maybe It was Maradona's destiny to lead Argentina to the World Cup championship from that point forward.

#18 Arjen Robben goal against Man Utd

Thierry Henry

was perhaps the most dangerous and talented player in Premier League history. Thierry Henry's talent and domination throughout his tenure at Arsenal were epitomized by this goal against Manchester United. Anyone who has ever played football knows how difficult it is to score a goal like this. Andy Gray said in an interview, “I just believe it's a fantastic objective to achieve, one that needs incredible technique and even guts. One of the

most dramatic soccer goals

I've ever seen”.

#14 Robin Van Persie’s goal against Charlton

Against Bolton, Arsenal's

Robin Van Persie

scored his 100th goal. His soaring volley against Charlton will go down as his best goal in an Arsenal jersey out of all one hundred.

This is without a doubt was one of the most dramatic soccer goals of all time. How many players could sprint that distance, leap miles into the air and send the ball into the top corner? We believe it would be nearly impossible to repeat this thing in the future.

Also, we can say that this goal was one of Arsenal's finest goals too, and it demonstrates Van Persie's real talent. He would certainly go down as one of the finest attackers to ever play the game if he wasn't tormented by poor luck and injuries. Without further ado, let's get into the next goal in Sportmob's 

Most important goals in football history


#13 Lionel Messi’s goal against Getafe

Lionel Messi

is the finest player in the world right now. He instills dread in the eyes of the opposing defense. His dribbling abilities are unrivaled, and he is one of football's most effective goal scorers. The little Argentine is on his way to becoming one of the greatest footballers of all time. 

Messi was a bright teenager striving to prove himself before he received all the plaudits and was hailed as the finest player in the world by many. In 2007, he showed the world that he had arrived with a dribbling exhibition against Getafe of Spain. Many years from now, when Lionel Messi's career is done, this goal will be remembered as one of the

most emotional goals

of all time and the beginning of the Lionel Messi era.

#12 Zinedine Zidane’s goal against Bayer Leverkusen

This goal is of Football's best goals in this article. Franck Ribery who created this goal; kicked a corner wonderfully and with one perfect swing of his left peg, the Dutchman blasted the ball into the bottom corner of the goal.

The amount of time Robben had to calculate for the ball to fly in the air before making contact is what makes this goal so remarkable. The amount of focus and accuracy was incredible; which secured this goal's place in Sportmob's list.

#17 Wayne Rooney goal against Manchester City

This game was for sure intense! Manchester United was in danger of losing points in the game. However, Rooney won the game in a stunning fashion. Just twelve minutes before the end of the game, Nani put in a cross from the right side of the box; the ball was high in the air behind Rooney, who was standing near the penalty spot. So, he took advantage of the moment, readjusted his position, and then fired an acrobatic kick past City goalkeeper Joe Hart, who hardly had time to react.

#16 Didier Drogba goal against Bayern

The game between Chelsea and Bayern was really important for both teams to end their journey at the Champions League final. three minutes left of the game,

Didier Drogba

received the ball with his head and with a perfect header scored the equalizer that gave Chelsea another chance. A chance that didn't go wasted because Didier scored the goal needed to win in the final penalty.

#15 Thierry Henry goal against Manchester United

Zinedine Zidane scored one of the

most important goals in football history

Champions League history, if not the greatest. It also occurred to be the winning goal in the 2002 Champions League final, out of all the games possible.

With his left foot,


scored a spectacular volley that went directly into the back of the net. As it turned out, Zidane seemed to have had an eternity to prepare for that shot, and he delivered one of the greatest moments in Real Madrid's history. It was another work of art made by the feet of one of the best players in the game's history. However, there are more in the 20 greatest football goals of all time!

#11 Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal against Porto

This was perhaps Ronaldo's finest goal while at Manchester United. In 2009, Manchester United needed to win at Porto to move to the next round of the Champions League after the Portuguese team had drawn the first leg. 


rose to the occasion, firing a shot from 40 yards out that sailed into the back of the net. That goal proved to be all Manchester United required to move to the next round. Few players can match Ronaldo's performance on that particular night. Are you tired? We hope not; cause we are going to read about one of the most emotional goals of all time

#10 Steven Gerrard’s goal in the Champions League final against AC Milan

The 2005 Champions League final in Istanbul was undoubtedly one of the best football contests ever played. Liverpool, managed by Rafa Benitez, entered the game as underdogs against Carlo Ancelotti's star-studded AC Milan team.

Milan thrashed Liverpool 3-0 in the first half, with Paolo Maldini scoring the opening and Hernan Crespo adding a brace to give the Serie A side a 3-0 lead. What happened in the second half, on the other hand, is legendary and still gives Liverpool supporters chills.

Liverpool produced a remarkable comeback, scoring three times in the space of six minutes to restore parity, spurred by their captain magnificent,

Steven Gerrard

. They held on until penalties and won the Champions League for the first time.

The encounter became so well-known that it is now regarded as the miracle of Istanbul,' with Steven Gerrard's first goal serving as the impetus for the comeback triumph.

9# Mario Gotze's goal final against Argentina in the World Cup

In the 88th minute, Joachim Low substituted

Mario Gotze

with the 36-year-old Miroslav Klose, saying, "Show the world you are better than Messi and can determine the World Cup." The tiny German accomplished just that.

In the 113th minute, the "German Messi" scored the game's sole goal and one of the most important goals in football history, giving his country its first major international title since 1996.

#8 Sergio Ramos goal in the 2014 UCL final against Atletico Madrid

Any game between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid is always a major event. It's a battle of epic proportions if it happens in the Champions League final, with Los Blancos striving for their historic 'La Decima.' Sergio Ramos had different plans for the Rojiblancos, who were on their way to a historic Champions League win.

With Atletico Madrid leading 1-0 after 93 minutes, Diego Simeone's side was already fantasizing about capturing the elusive Champions League championship. Ramos, on the other hand, came up big in the 93rd minute to equalize and send the game to extra time.

Real Madrid overpowered a shell-shocked Atleti team in extra time to earn a comfortable 4-1 victory. Real Madrid and Ancelotti were boosted by Ramos' last-minute equalizer in the final, making them the first side in history to win Europe's premier championship ten times.

#7 Pele's goal against Belgium in 1968

One of the most awe-inspiring sights in football is witnessing a good bicycle kick. Pele, perhaps the greatest player in football history, popularized the bicycle kick with a spectacular goal against Belgium in 1968.

The player got across from the left wing, but rather than face the goal, he turned away from it. While everyone was wondering what the footballing genius was up to, he shifted his weight backward and sprang into the air, unleashing a shot with his famed right foot.

This goal made to most important goals in football history article cause The world, like the goalkeeper, was taken aback by this work of pure genius, which rewrote the rules of traditional football.

#6 Michael Thomas goal against Liverpool

The final match of the 1988-89 English football league season was played at Anfield on May 26, 1989, between the division's top two teams, Liverpool and Arsenal. Few anticipated the Merseyside giants to fall at home, with the Gunners requiring a two-goal victory to secure the championship.

Arsenal's Michael Thomas scored an amazing second goal in the 89th minute to earn the Gunners the league title despite being considered underdogs. Liverpool's Kenny Dalglish was left heartbroken in his stronghold, while Thomas' title-winning goal cemented his place in Arsenal legend.

#5 Sergio Aguero's goal against QPR in the Premier League

Who can forget Sergio Aguero's game-winning goal in the 93rd minute for Manchester City, which gave them the Premier League title for the first time in 44 years and secured its place in most important goals in footall history list.

For the record, City needed to win at home against lowly QPR on the last day of the 2012 season, but Roberto Mancini's team appeared to be looking down the barrel after falling down 2-1 after 90 minutes.

The Etihad's roof was lifted after Edin Dzeko's equalizer and Sergio Aguero's last-minute victory. As they say, the rest is history.

#4 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's goal in Champions League final against Bayern Munich

Sir Alex Ferguson's 'Fergie time' is well-known in the footballing world, and it was on display at Camp Nou on that fatal night. In the 1999 Champions League final, his team fought back from a 1-0 deficit to defeat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the last three minutes.

An equalizer in the last minute would have satisfied Manchester United supporters. Many of them would have taken a penalty shootout when Teddy Sheringham equalized in the 90th minute, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had other plans.

#3 Andres Iniesta's goal against the Netherlands

Spain has a history of underachieving in World Cups, thus they understood going into the 2010 tournament that it was their best opportunity to win football's most prestigious award.

However, Spain failed to break down the Orange in the World Cup final against the Netherlands until the 116th minute when Andres Iniesta came up to produce one of the most famous goals in recent memory.

The goal of the tiny magician brought a country together and made it to the most important goals in football history.

#2 Marco van Basten's goal against the Soviet Union

Marco van Basten

was unquestionably one of the game's finest talents. The Netherlands international's finest moment came in the 1988 Euro final when he scored a spectacular volley to win the country's sole major international championship.

Van Basten scored five goals at UEFA Euro 1988, including a hat-trick against England, a goal in the semi-final against arch-rivals Germany, and a spectacular volley in the final against the Soviet Union. He blasted a volley in with all his grace to score one of the finest goals anyone has ever seen, with one of history's most golden touches. Hang in there; cause we saved the best for the end of Sportmob's most important goals in football history

#1 Diego Maradona's hand of God against England

You can't ignore him, whether you like him or not. Diego Maradona was one of the best, if not the best, players in the history of the game. The Argentine played in four World Cups, but the 1986 World Cup in Mexico was the one for which he is most recognized.

Maradona led Argentina to win in that year's World Cup, and stole the show with his spectacular play and dribbling abilities. His most famous game came against England, when he scored the iconic "hand of God" goal and then four minutes later scored the "greatest goal of all time," when he single-handedly dribbled past the whole English defense.

Maradona’s response to the media after the goal was priceless. He told in his interview, “It was as if we had beaten a country, more than just a football team. Although we had said before the game that football had nothing to do with the Malvinas war, we knew they had killed a lot of Argentine boys there, killed them like little birds. And this was revenge.”

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