Hal Robson-Kanu Wales v Belgium

The 15 Best Goals of 2016

Words: JJ Dunning
Images: Getty Images/Mike Hewitt/Staff

Wallop! What a strike! We’ve scoured the globe to bring you 15 of the year’s finest wondergoals.

Earlier this year, Barnet took on Enfield in the Middlesex Senior Challenge Cup.

A minor fixture, you might have thought. But true fans know that even minor fixtures can produce a major spectacle.

And sure enough, when the ball broke to Barnet’s 17-year-old left-back Joe Payne on the halfway line there was, as they say in football, only one thing on his mind. 

Joe’s wondergoal is one of 15 scorchers we’ve selected from the past year in football. Take a look below.

Have you seen these 2016 goals?

  • Dele Alli’s juggle-and-volley for Spurs
  • Goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke’s jaw-dropping 96th-minute overhead kick
  • Las Palmas’s tremendous bit of tiki-taka
  • A sensational flying scorpion kick from the Swedish league

The 15 best goals of 2016

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Goal 1: Oscarine Masuluke
The Baroka FC goalkeeper scores a sensational 96th-minute equaliser against Orlando Pirates.

Goal 2: Dele Alli
The Spurs and England midfielder does a bit of ball juggling before leathering home from outside the area.

Goal 3: Joe Payne
Barnet’s teenage left-back scores against Enfield from the halfway line.

Goal 4: Simon Skrabb
Somehow, the Åtvidabergs FF striker manages to score a backheeled volley while diving forwards. 

Goal 5: Hal Robson-Kanu
Wales’ Robson-Kanu foxes three Belgium defenders with a neat Cruyff turn and finish.

Goal 6: Jamie Vardy
Vardy’s volley from distance helps Leicester beat Liverpool on their way to the Premier League title.

Goal 7: Mohd Faiz Subri
Penang’s Malaysian midfielder Subri gets some serious wobble on his free kick. Did they buy that ball from the local petrol station?

Goal 8: Hlompho Kekana
Mamelodi Sundowns and South Africa midfielder Kekana scores from his own half against Cameroon.

Goal 9: Xherdan Shaqiri
Stoke City’s Swiss winger tucks away a superb overhead kick against Poland at Euro 2016.

Goal 10: Sofiane Boufal
Southampton’s Moroccan midfielder kills a ball that drops out of the sky, then bends it right in the postage stamp. Wallop!

Goal 11: Souleymane Coulibaly
The Kilmarnock striker decides that 44 yards from goal is a sensible place to take a shot.

Goal 12: Kevin-Prince Boateng
The ex-Spurs and AC Milan midfielder rounds off a slick team move for Las Palmas.

Goal 13: Wes Hoolahan
The Irish playmaker pulls two – TWO – Cruyff turns before calmly slotting home. This is why Norwich fans call him “Wessi”.

Goal 14: Stevan Jovetić
The former Man City and current Inter Milan centre forward nutmegs the Real Salt Lake ‘keeper with an outrageous backheel.

Goal 15: Nacho
The Real Madrid defender scores a devastating scissor kick in a 7-1 defeat of Cultural Leonesa.

Which goal is your favourite? Did we miss anyone? Tell us on Facebook or vote below! 

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12 2016 The Red Bulletin 

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