The Big Lead's Best Soccer Goals of 2011

The Big Lead's Best Soccer Goals of 2011


The Big Lead's Best Soccer Goals of 2011

There is no moment in sports quite like a goal in soccer. Every one grabs attention. The very best are just sublime. Here, in no particular order, are our ten best goals of 2011.

Neymar (Santos) vs. Flamengo [July 28, 2011] It has yet to be seen whether he’s the next Ronaldinho or the next Robinho, but the Brazilian wonderkid has some RIDICULOUS ball skills.

Dejan Stankovic (Inter) vs. Schalke [April 5, 2011] One-time volley off a goalie’s header from around midfield. Someone will try to disparage this goal. That person will be an idiot.

Giovani Dos Santos (Mexico) vs. United States [June 25, 2011] Nothing the U.S. defense could do about this one. One hell of a finish.

Eric Hassli (Vancouver Whitecaps) vs. Seattle Sounders [June 11, 2011] MLS promos should just be this goal in a loop.

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) vs. Manchester City [February 12, 2011] Great goal at a pivotal moment. Tremendous piece of athleticism. The best part is he mishit it.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) vs. Real Madrid [April 27, 2011] Hard to pick just one Messi goal, but here he is making the second best team in the world look like clowns.

Robin van Persie (Arsenal) vs. Everton [Dec. 10, 2011] RvP may be a one-footed player, but that’s one hell of a foot. 19 goals in 20 starts for Arsenal this season.

Eden Hazard (Lille) vs. Marseilles [March 6, 2011] The Arsenal target gets a little bit of space and slams one into the net from distance.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan) vs. Lecce [Jan. 16, 2011] Because this list just would not be complete without a Zlatan goal.

Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands) vs. Austria [Feb. 9, 2011] Prettay, prettay, prettay good morsel of skill from the diminutive Dutchman.

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