Goals make the beautiful game tick.
It can be struck with the head, the feet or even hands, although the latter is illegal!
But it is when the ball jostles and settles down in the back of the net, the true excitement of the collective billions who are watching begins to transpire.
It provides moments when that Latin American commentator on the television goes “Goooooaaaaaal” for a period that seems unending. Moments such as these capture the spirit of the game at its fullest.
However, these moments also make the difference between victory and defeat.
So, when the 2013-14 English Premier League season kicks off mid-August, remember the following players’ profiles.
Here are 10 candidates that can certainly set the league on fire with their striking exploits.