Given the long range stunner in this years women’s world cup, we’ve decided to compile six of the best goals from the half way line.
Carli Lloyd’s world cup effort. Yes its very recent but yes its that good…
Xabi Alonso is miles inside his own half here, absolutely miles. Yes Steve Harper in the Newcastle goal has an absolute nightmare but taking nothing away from Alonso with the vision to hit this one from a full 10 yards inside his on half.
The goal that launched a man’s career. “Beckham’ saw Sullivan off his line!” People compare this to Wayne Rooney’s effort years later (not on this list) but this is off the ground and its much harder to add pace and distance off the floor than a bouncing ball.
Also miles inside his own half from Charlie Adam here, to beat a goal keeper of Thibaut Courtois quality from any distance is impressive so much, much credit is due for this.
An unknown player from a team that most people wont have heard of but what makes this truly special is the fact he uses his head. A 60 yarder off the bonce! Quality!
Phillip Cocu is a bit of a legend but this effort from the half way line was an absolute peach, the keeper would have had a hard time with that effort if he’d been stood on his line, inch perfect!