Here are some of the Most Incredible Moments in Football History

If you are a football fan, then you will love these incredible moments that have happened throughout the history of football. 

Maradona’s Goal of The Century 

This happened in the 1986 World Cup. This is often classed as being one of the greatest goals in history because Maradona picked up the ball from his own half. He was then able to deceive Peter Beardsley. That’s not all though because he also pulled the ball right past Peter Reid. With a skip pass to Terry Butcher, Steve Hodge and then Terry Finwick, Peter Shilton then put the ball right into the back of the net. 

Maradona’s Famous Hand of God

This also happened in the 1986 World Cup. The defence for England had managed to contain Diego Maradona for a total of 50 minutes. The magician from Argentina then managed to weave his way right through two defenders for England and attempted to play a one-two pass along with Jorgi Valdano. He wasn’t able to return the pass and Steve Hodge flicked the ball into the air right to Peter Shilton. This was an easy catch but Maradona got the ball first and this eventually went on to be one of the most controversial goals in the history of football. Interested in learning more about moments like this? Then why not check out to keep up to date with all the latest happenings in the league. 

Gordan Bank’s Save

This moment came about at the World Cup in 1970. This is quite possibly the greatest save in FIFA World Cup History and it came from a great play. Carlos Alberto started the build-up and he made a great pass that went around Terry Cooper. The pass actually came from his outside foot and it went right onto Jairzinho. He surged and made a great cross to Pele. number 10 then made a very powerful header to the goal but Gordon Banks was somehow able to make a save (one-handed) and this really turned things around.

Higuita’s Scorpion

Rene Higuita might be known for being a risk-taker and he has a very distinctive playing style too, but nobody expected this. In a friendly game against England in the year 1995, Jamie Redknapp tried to launch the ball but EL Loco dived forward with his back arched very much like a scorpion tail and was somehow able to kick the ball with both heels to make a save that football fans across the world will certainly never forget. 

Van Basten’s Goal

The Netherlands were well on their way to winning their very first title when Van Basten secured their lead. He did this in a very particular fashion. Arnold Muhren played a long and high pass to Van Basten on the right side of the penalty box. Of course, everyone expected the striker to make a touch, but the Dutchman went for the finish with a volley over the goalkeeper. He stunned everyone, including the coach!


Marcelo Villa

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Marcelo is an associate editor at The Sports Daily, and has covered the San Diego Chargers for Bleacher Report. He also writes for Sportsdirect Inc.