It's as if Neymar has personally taken it upon himself to answer the naive critics who claimed he was overrated (we're looking at you Joey Barton, and we're mouthing the word pr*ck). In Brazil's first game of the Confederations Cup he scored a wonder goal after three minutes, waited until nine minutes in their second [.
Malaga star Isco has been grabbing the attention of a number of top European scouts of late, but it appears that his likely destination is either Real Madrid or following his manager Manuel Pellegrini from Malaga to Manchester City. Unfortunately for both Real and City, Isco is having a mighty fine U21 European Championships, which [.
Watford's Matej Vydra has struggled for goals of late, but he ended his drought in spectacular style during his sdie's playoff sem final match against Leicester. There looked little danger when the ball was clipped over the top to the striker, but he somehow managed to squeeze out a left-footed volley which screamed past Kasper [.
Welcome to our weekly column which shows Gareth Bale scoring a top class goal for Spurs. He just can't stop scoring. Spurs were poor against Southampton for large periods of the game, and the visitors deserved at least a point from the match, but when you have a player with the skill of Bale, a [...]
Spurs had something of a dreary first hour in their game against Manchester City, but Jermain Defoe did what Jermain Defoe does best, giving the home side the lead with a trademark goal. Running into the channel to chase down the ball, Defoe shimmied to one side before smashing a finish into the right hand [.
Kevin Mirallas has gained something of a reputation as a 'no end product' merchant, but yesterday he very much hit the heights with a wonderful solo goal to give his Everton side victory over Stoke at Goodison. I want to use the technical phrase here, but Mirallas tore Ryan Shawcross a new one before slotting [.
If this goal was scored by a striker in the correct end, I would put in a personal application to marry it. As it is, I'd still do all sorts of unbiblical things to it. The man in question is Xerez defender Ernesto Galan, who managed to score the 'winner' for Sabadell this weekend in [...]
Whilst you were sleeping last night, the USA and Mexico (the two favourites to lead the CONCACAF qualification group for the World Cup) got their campaigns off to fairly dreadful beginnings. Whilst Mexico were held at home by lowly Jamaica, the American's lost in Honduras to sit bottom of the group after one round of [.
Lionel Messi has not had the greatest week, and it isn't too often you can write that. However, you can't keep a man down for long, and the Argentinean wizard put his tax evasion accusations behind him with a hat-trick for his country which took him above Diego Maradona in the national scoring charts.
Brazilian football has it's fair share of downright crazy, but thankfully last night's shenanigans didn't involve riot police, fires or referees being kicked in the head. Instead, this was a ridiculous goal. Danilo of CRAC ensured that his side beat top flight Nautico in the Copa do Brasil thanks to a rather odd second half [.
One thing about playing your home football at La Bombanera is that you can guarantee that the crowd will go completely mental if you score a wonder goal. When that goal is the winner, the home team has ten men and they have come from 2-0 down to win the first game of the season, [...]
Step forward Pantelis Tavrou, your time for fame has come. Last weekend we brought you the news of the striker who scored a hat-trick during the second half after witnessing the birth of his child during the first. That might include a playing of the family card, but nothing beats Tavrou's efforts for Cypriot side [.
El mexicano Jared Borgetti, fue colocado por la IFFHS (FederaciÃ³n Internacional de Historia y EstadÃstica de FÃºtbol) entre los 30 mejores anotadores del Siglo XXI, por marcar 58 goles.
Borgetti El "Zorro" del desierto se ubicÃ³ en el lugar 27 de la tabla gracias a los goles que marcÃ³ en competencias internacionales con los equipos de Santos, Dorados, Pachuca, Bolton (Inglaterra), Cruz Azul, Morelia, Al-Ittihad y la SelecciÃ³n mexicana; por lo que se ubicÃ³ por encima de jugadores como: Diego ForlÃ¡n, Steven Gerrard, Filippo Inzaghi y Robin van Persie.
This might just be the greatest ever skill performed at football match by an individual not actually at the ground to play. The scene was Oman, during a match in which Salalah beat Sur on penalties in the Sultan Qaboos Cup, but from such inauspicious beginnings comes a skill of world class quality. With the [.
Mario Balotelli just seems a happy boy doesn't he, and we all know what happens when Mario is in the mood. His Italy side fell two goals behind during their friendly against Brazil in Geneva last night, after Fred and Oscar had scored first half goals. However, the game finished as a draw, and after [.
Ezekiel Isoken Henty doesn't just have a cracking name, he can also score impressive golazos too. In truth, this goal for AC Milan's primavera side looks rather like a goal scored on amateur level of a computer game, such is the forwards pace and power. He essentially runs three players into the ground before smashing [.
Alex Ferguson may not have done many things wrong during his tenure at Old Trafford, but if there was anything he could do in his powers to stop Paul Pogba leaving Manchester United then maybe he should have done so. Because looking at the evidence, Pogba may just turn out to be one of the [...]
Papiss Cisse deals in wonder goals. The striker has been rightly criticised this season for scoring only six league goals this season as Newcastle, and his performances have not been up to scratch as his side have faltered. However, after winning the Goal of the Season award for his strike against Chelsea last season, Cisse [.
Cameron Jerome hasn't exactly made a name for himself in scoring wonder goals regularly (the last one we can remember was for Birmingham at Anfield), but there is no doubting that his equaliser yesterday will go down as one of the goals of the season. BBC's Match of the Day coverage calculated that the strike [.
Jose Mourinho is a man that we imagine enjoys getting one over on an old club, and his new Chelsea side did exactly that in their friendly in the Lucas Oil stadium in Indianapolis. Despite Mourinho not having players available who played at the Confederations Cup (David Luiz and Juan Mata to name but two), [.
Charity games are always worth of being watched. They might not have the seriousness of league football, but with some top players on show you are always likely to see something memorable or spectacular. That was certainly the case during the match between Lionel Messi and Friends against a Rest of the World team, played [.
The Leinster regional league might not appear to be the most evident place to see one of the greatest goals you'll see, but we should be immensely grateful to whoever decided to first film the game, and then put the footage up onto Youtube. The game in question is Bohemians vs Leixlip United, and contained [.
Using the word 'minnow' to describe Tahiti's participation in FIFA's Confederation Cup doesn't even come close to describe their status. This is a country that had one professional player and lost their last fixture to New Caledonia. And, for large periods of their opening match against Nigeria, that showed.
Whilst watching Soccer AM isn't necessarily recommended these days (it's merely pushing that most horrible of entities football bantz), everyone knows the 'character' on the show called Tubes and his rather alternative interviewing style. It now appears, however, that Tubes has been keeping something else in his locker.
It's FA Cup final day, so let us set aside our grievances about the date of the game and the time of the day and just get on board with what is undeniably a great occasion. The Football Association TV have helped us all get into the spirit of things by producing a cracking video [...]
With Chelsea to have another new manager this summer, one could expect Roman's roubles to again be used to invest significantly in the playing squad. However, there is one Chelsea player who last night scored one of the goals of the season, and at some point will surely be used at Stamford Bridge. Step forward [.
We all know the footballing cliche that you are always at your most vulnerable just after you have scored, and Metalist Kharkiv demonstrated that beautifully last weekend. After falling behind to Chornomorets in their Ukrainian Super League game, Khakiv needed a quick response, but probably weren't expecting something quite so rapid.
With everyone now a European football hipster, choosing to watch Stade Reims vs Pro Vercelli over Manchester United v Chelsea because of the artistry linking back to the 1920s and 1950s and (rightly) fawning over the glorious beauty of Lionel Messi's dribbling prowess, OTP thought it only right that we bring you back to basics [.
He does just keep on doing it doesn't he? After a delightful assist for Jan Vertonghen's opener against Swansea yesterday, the Welsh wizard continued his one man goal of the season competition by smashing home from 25 yards to extend Spurs' lead. He picked up the ball and showed impressive footwork to get the ball [.
Barcelona's youth teams are probably strong enough without getting a helping hand from their opposition, but their Under 9s team got exactly that against Sant Just last weekend. Barca won the game 15-1, but when you consider that youngster (they're probably all youngsters, in fairness) Marc Jurado scored after just five seconds, as the timer [.
Until now, Djimi Traore's most famous goal was his backwards twirl own goal against Burnley in the FA Cup a few years back for Liverpool. Now 33, it appears that Traore has been keeping something rather special in his locker the ability to produce a thwacking volley that hit the underside of the bar [.
QPR may have been absolutely woeful for most of the season, but it appears that their spending splurge in January may now be coming to fruition as they bid to remain in the Premier League. They beat Sunderland on Saturday with all three goals coming from new signings Loic Remy, Andros Townsend and Jermaine Jenas [.
Wesley Sneijder's move to Galatasaray has been largely viewed as little more of a financial exercise, given that the midfielder was clearlly wanting a move to alternative destinations but no other offers came in. However, now he has arrived in Istanbul he may as well get on with things, and ingratiated himself rather nicely to [.
Remember the Muangthong United's headed free kick routine? Well the problem with that was whilst it was awarded 10/10 for innovation, marks were lost for execution because the eventual shot hit the wall. It has now been perfected by Kuwaiti futsal team Al Fahaheel. Ayedh Al Ajmi ran up to the ball, fell down and [.
Whilst everyone loves a scoring goalkeeper, this one is cheating somewhat. And that's because Kennedy Mweene is the new Jose Luis Chilvert or Rogerio Ceni, in that he takes a mean penalty. Mweene showed off his skill at a very opportune moment for his Zambian side as they gained a spot kick after 84 minutes [.
No, unfortunately it isn't the one against Argentina from World Cup 98, but instead the one against Newcastle where the Dutch Master nudged the ball one side of the defender before spinning round to meet the ball and then slip it under a helpless Shay Given. The child in question is a member of Andelecht's [.
England do not struggle for free kick takers, with Rooney, Gerrard, Lampard, Walcott and Milner fancying their chances whenever a set piece becomes available. However, perhaps it is time for a little re-think, because the national team may have their own version of Jose Chilavert or Rogerio Ceni. The above video was taken this week [.