What better way to end 2017 than with a countdown of our favorite goals this year?
So who will make an appearance? A couple of Barcelona goals by Sergio Roberto and Lionel Messi, on this list due to importance and less for sheer beauty, along with some true stunners by Emre Can and Mario Mandzukic, who don’t tend to score pretty ones.
The international scene also has a few goals that rocked our world in the past 12 months, even if there wasn’t a major tournament: World Cup qualifiers and friendly matches tend to produce terrific strikes too.
So that’s enough of text. On with the goals. Enjoy your New Year’s night and start off 2018 just right!
17. Fernando Torres, Atletico Madrid vs Celta
16. Alberto Brignoli, Benevento vs Milan
15. Sergio Roberto, Barcelona vs PSG
14. Lionel Messi, Barcelona vs Real Madrid
13. Andy Carroll, West Ham vs Crystal Palace
12. Nemanja Matic, Chelsea vs Tottenham
11. Michael Bradley, USA vs Mexico
10. Wayne Rooney, Manchester United vs Stoke
9. Gylfi Sigurdsson, Everton vs Hajduk Split
8. Olivier Giroud, Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
7. Lukas Podolski, Germany vs England
6. Antonio Valencia, Manchester United vs Everton
5. Charlie Daniels, Bournemouth vs Manchester City