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20 Outrageous Solo Goals You Have to Watch

Mikhail TurnerContributor IIIMarch 1, 2012

20 Outrageous Solo Goals You Have to Watch

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    "The Beautiful Game" has seen a great amount of outrageous solo goals.

    Some have come from the greats of the game, while others have come courtesy of players not so well known.

    While this list is certainly not a compilation of all the most outrageous solo goals, it does showcase a few favourites—some you may not have seen.

    Obviously, we know a solo goal involves no help from a player's teammates and that's what we are looking for here.

    So here are 20 outrageous solo goals you have to watch. Enjoy.


Diego Maradona vs. England

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    This is certainly one of the most memorable goals in World Cup history and one of the greatest goals ever.

    Too bad it came after and not before one of the worst.

Ronaldo vs. Compostela

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    The pace, skill and composure involved in this goal is breathtaking.

    Ronaldo in his prime was a must watch talent.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs. NAC Breda

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    Zlatan Ibrahimovic's dribbling skills are well on display here. 

    It is one of the most delightful goals to watch and definitely worth its place on the list.

Lionel Messi vs. Getafe

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    The Diego Maradona comparisons were endless after this goal.

Ryan Giggs vs. Arsenal

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    As an Arsenal fan, it sucks to see this goal whether it is on YouTube or elsewhere.

    However, it was definitely an outrageous solo goal from Giggs.

Michael Owen vs. Argentina

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    This is one of the biggest moments of Michael Owen’s career. 

    It was an absolutely special moment from one of World Football’s “what if?” players.

George Weah vs. Verona

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    This is literally end-to-end stuff from George Weah.

    His dribbling is great and his pace is obvious. The finish was certainly the hardest part after all that running.

George Best vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers

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    The close control is what makes this goal so special.

    It looks easy for George Best but it really isn't.

Matias Fernandez vs. Club Deportivo O'Higgins

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    Matias Fernandez pulled off a great goal here.

    The cheeky finish is the cherry on top after a great dribbling display from the Chilean.

Saeed Owairan vs. Belgium

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    Saeed Owairan ran basically the length of the pitch and lashed the ball home after what has to be one of the greatest solo runs ever.

Oktay Derelioğlu vs. Belgium

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    This goal is really up there with the best. The simple finish at the end makes it that extra bit special.

Thierry Henry vs. Liverpool

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    It was between this and the goal against Spurs for Henry.

    I prefer this one for the trickery involved, and the fact that Jamie Carragher looks absolutely silly in the end.

    He did basically beat two players with one move.

Fredy Guarin vs. Maritimo

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    This may not be a solo run like many others on this list but Fredy Guarin lights up the opposition goalkeeper from an extremely long way out.

    Guarin's reaction shows just how outrageous this goal is.

Davie Cooper vs. Celtic

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    Davie Cooper basically juggles the ball over two defenders before slotting home a very pretty goal here.

    The control necessary to do that—as well as the composure—gets it on the list.

Nilmar vs. Corinthians

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    Nilmar dribbled from one side of the field to other, beating seven defenders overall in the process—and was still able to cut back the ball and slot it in.

Cristiano Ronaldo Back-Heel

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    This goal is outrageous because you definitely wouldn't expect it from the position Ronaldo was in. 

    He is a world-class player and he shows it with his quick thinking.

Dejan Stankovic vs. Schalke

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    Dejan Stankovic didn't even think twice about taking this shot—nor did he even take a second touch for the shot.

Yohandry Orozco vs. Peru U20's

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    This mazy run from Orozco ended with a spectacular long-range effort.

    It was a great display of finishing and dribbling from the young Venezuelan.

Matthew Le Tissier vs. Newcastle

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    Considering the amount of fantastic goals he has scored, this list wouldn't be complete without a Matthew Le Tissier appearance.

    He shows some great technique, then even better composure, to get through players and finish.

Grafite vs. Bayern Munich

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    It would be crazy to say this is the best of this bunch but, wow!

    Grafite's dribbling is great and the finish caps off, and probably makes, a truly outrageous goal from the Brazilian.

    Jurgen Klinsmann's reaction is funny.

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