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10 Of The Most Famous Bicycle Kick Goals In History

10 Of The Most Famous Bicycle Kick Goals In History

By David Kappel - Apr 06, 2018 01:26 PM @kappilinho

Cristiano Ronaldo wrote the headlines this week after scoring a superb bicycle kick goal against Juventus, joining the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ronaldinho and Wayne Rooney, who all scored similar breathtaking goals. Here are 10 of the most famous bicycle kick goals including the stunner by an South African star.

Click through the gallery to see images of the players, who scored famous bicycle kicks.

The Portuguese himself suggested the overhead kick that saw him hit the ball at an incredible height of 2.38m was “the best goal of his career” and it earned him a standing ovation by the home crowd.

However, Ronaldo wasn’t the first and will surely not be the last to score an outstanding goal like this. In fact, legendary Brazilian striker Pele was the first documented player to execute a bicyle kick. Back in 1968, the Selecao superstar received a cross from the left wing but instead of facing the goal, he had his back towards it and jumped up to score with a bicycle kick that left the footballing world stunned.

Many years later, Wayne Rooney scored a stunning overhead kick in the Manchester derby in 2011, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic went into the history books for his incredible bicycle kick from around 35 yards out against England.

Former FC Barcelona wizards Ronaldinho and Rivaldo both scored stunning overhead kicks during their time at the Camp Nou, while former Baroka FC goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke was nominated for the FIFA Puskas award for his last minute equalizer against Orlando Pirates in 2016.

Which bicycle kick do you regard as the best you have ever seen? Have your say in the comments section below.


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hlaxduze Joined: 15 Sep 2011
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hlaxduze Apr 09, 2018 08:43 AM
@FAZEN01, sometimes you must stop being a hater and appreciate. Ronaldo is the reason for Portugal to reach the final... You must know that a team doesn't just play a cup final but there are matches that need to be played before reaching the final. I hope that from this free lesson I am giving you now you will become a better person who understands football.
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Matayitayi Apr 06, 2018 08:58 PM
Proudly South African
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Matayitayi Apr 06, 2018 08:57 PM
Oscarine masuluke
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dennis-mhb-khosi Apr 06, 2018 04:15 PM
Zlatan ibrahimovic
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scoreman99 Joined: 25 May 2017
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scoreman99 Apr 06, 2018 04:09 PM
cowditor I also score one against @indidani akr
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sikadea Apr 06, 2018 03:59 PM
ZLATAN IBRA VS ENGLAND IS THE BEST OF THEM ALL.
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swright Apr 06, 2018 03:51 PM
Thabo Mngomeni`s the list is endless
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Mpho wa Cosmos Joined: 24 Mar 2018
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Mpho wa Cosmos Apr 06, 2018 03:49 PM
What I like the most is the moment before the Goal. The long through pass by Marcelo, the pressure by CR7 then won the ball n made a perfect pass n unfortunately his mate shot was blocked, then Carvajal made sure he doesn't lose the ball before forcing the beautiful cross and the rest is what we have been reading since Tues night. All hail the hated King
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Maloh11 Apr 06, 2018 02:55 PM
what about the one for Zizou 2002 final at Hampden Park against Bayer Leverkusen
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FAZEN01 Joined: 25 Jun 2014
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FAZEN01 Apr 06, 2018 02:49 PM
Theres too much hype for this goal. Benni Machathy scored a better one from a long distance at Porto. Sibusiso Zuma also scored one at Denmark . Do you remember how Ronaldo was praised when Portugal won EURO even though he played less than 15 minutes and he took the hype from the goals scorer. Thats how life is
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link&iviwe Apr 06, 2018 02:31 PM
The hype around this goal you would swear it is the 1st goal ever to be excetuted like that look at zlatans distance what was the scoreline to stry such a thing peles Look at Rooneys and how was compony other defender look at that scandinavian player against barcelona Juventas didnt challenge Madrid on thàt match thats you see that kind of goal Ronaldo was doing has he pleases eve at that goal could have chested and vollyed no one marked him closely no preasure on defenders you enjoy those goal when the team is losing or cup final becauze every miskick from such attempts will haunt you forever but its beautiful goal but the hype around it is too messive or exegarated It Juve are acustom to be beaten Madrid as if they came to watch how they going to lose against
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Boris Becker Apr 06, 2018 02:04 PM
Philemon Masinga also scored a beautiful one while he was still at Cosmos.
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link&iviwe Apr 06, 2018 02:02 PM
I have said this and these are my testimonies that is not new great players scored similar even better to so called big stages of foofball arena look at Rooney's pace and hight and fare defenders but he managed to that in little spaca look at Ibrahimovic with sweden the distance look at peles in international level as being known biggest stage of footbal Ronaldos too is exceptional but the hype around is like he will win ballon dor just it that doesnt come close to Zidane's volley in scotland against beyen leverkusen

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