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My Favourite Goal: Stories from sport lovers and people in the football industry

  • Michael Cox: My Favourite Goal

    Michael Cox: My Favourite Goal

    This Rooney strike was a brilliant counter-attack with so many fascinating elements. I love, in chronological order -  (a) the fact Park chips the ball delicately to Rooney, rather than just smashing it clear as so many would do.  (b)...

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  • John Motson: My Favourite Goal #1

    John Motson: My Favourite Goal #1

    John Motson is a legend in the commentary world, commentating on over 2000 matches, but which has he ranked as his favourite?   John Motson is a legend in the commentary world, commentating on over 2000 matches, but which has he...

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  • Cho So-Hyun: My Favourite Goal

    Cho So-Hyun: My Favourite Goal

    My favourite goal was the one I scored against the USA in 2013. They were Olympic Champions and had the best players in the world. I was so happy to score against them in the US and in front of...

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  • Cecilia Lagos: My Favourite Goal

    Cecilia Lagos: My Favourite Goal

    Can you fall in love with a goal? During their historic one-year stay in the second division, back in the 2011-12 season, River Plate of Argentina swore to fight with their best squad to make a swift return to the...

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  • Louis Saha: My Favourite Goal

    Louis Saha: My Favourite Goal

    Louis Saha describing his favourite goal during his career, a superb counter attack v Benfica: The reason why I love this goal is it was a very difficult game away from home where Benfica dominated us and I had to...

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  • Gambling With Lives: My Worst Goal

    Gambling With Lives: My Worst Goal

    Words from James Grimes from Gambling with lives. 21st February 2009 was the day I received my first completely free £700 bursary from Sheffield Hallam University. Since returning to Sheffield from being home at Christmas, I had lost all my...

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  • Ben Shires: My Favourite Goal

    Ben Shires: My Favourite Goal

    If ever there were a footballer I dreamt of emulating, it was Tony Yeboah. Not only because he played up front for my team, and was powerful and skilful and fearsome in the way you knew the best strikers should...

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  • Jonny Sharples: My Favourite Goal

    Jonny Sharples: My Favourite Goal

    Growing up, my interest in football was less than zero. That was until the European Championships of 1996, where England made their way to within one penalty kick of reaching the final thanks, in part at least, to the five...

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  • Neill Collins: My Favourite Goal

    Neill Collins: My Favourite Goal

    Doncaster 0 - Wolves 1 December 20th 2008. I wasn’t even meant to be starting this game but Michael Mancienne pulled out just before the warm up and I was drafted in. The game itself was a real scrappy affair...

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  • Ben Mayhew: My Favourite Goal

    Ben Mayhew: My Favourite Goal

    The goal that made the biggest impact on me as a young fan was Claudio Caniggia’s shock winner against Brazil in the second round of the 1990 World Cup. I was too young to follow the 1986 tournament but was...

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  • Beth Mead: My Favourite Goal

    Beth Mead: My Favourite Goal

    "Oooo I have so many favourite goals, but I’m going to say my goal v Brazil in 2019 during the SheBelieves tournament over in America. I came on as a sub and scored the winner for England... and it wasn’t...

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  • Dan Leydon: My Favourite Goal

    Dan Leydon: My Favourite Goal

    How many goals have I seen? Thousands? Tens of thousands? Probably, and picking just one seemed daunting, but I let my mind wander and like a lightning strike the first one that came to the surface was Ronaldinho at Stamford...

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