Messi, Roberto Carlos, Zlatan: Top 10 Most-Viewed Goals On YouTube

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Goals, goals, goals. Remember yourself watching as much compilations as you could in the football YouTube era? We’ve collected the 10 most viewed goals for you, based on the research commissioned by

We’ve integrated the goals from Twitter, so that you’ll be able to watch easier, without any redirects, so sit back and enjoy!

10. Dennis Bergkamp vs Newcastle United (2002)

This goal is legendary in the Premier League era, although a debate still rages on as to whether Bergkamp meant the flick that took the ball around Nikos Dabizas which he spun onto before finding the back of the net.

For the skill involved, we should give him the benefit of the doubt as it was as fine a goal as you will see.

9. Roberto Carlos vs Tenerife (1998)

Was it a cross, or was it a shot? There’s a strong case to suggest it was the former, but we won’t be putting that to the man himself. No thanks.

Besides, it doesn’t matter what Carlos meant with the effort; he still scored one of the most impossible goals in football history. The sheer venom behind the strike is frightening, too.

8. Roberto Carlos vs France (1997)

This free-kick by the Brazilian was absolutely stunning and it is not surprising that this has made the list.

The way he was able to strike the ball away from the wall but a produce science-defying swerve back inside the near post was wonderful to watch over and over again.

7. Zinedine Zidane vs Bayer Leverkusen (2002)

This one from the Champions League final was simply sublime. The Frenchman struck one of the sweetest volleys you will see on the edge of the box to find the top-left corner.

Vintage Zinedine Zidane.

6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs England (2012)

Of course we know you were waiting for this one.

Joe Hart came out of his area to head the ball clear, and Zlatan sensed an opportunity he couldn’t pass up and lobbed the ball into the net with an acrobatic finish.

Still absurd, but it’s Zlatan.

5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs. LAFC (2018)

Zlatan definitely dominated MLS when he spent time in the United States with LA Galaxy, scoring some memorable goals.

But the most popular one has been decided, with this stunning strike on his Galaxy debut seeing him lob the goalkeeper from distance in the local derby against Los Angeles FC.

4. Sergio Aguero vs QPR (2012)

“Balotelli, Agueroooooooooo”

The famous Kun Aguero goal that snatched Manchester City their first Premier League title away from rivals Manchester United.

3. David Beckham vs Greece (2001)

Iconic free kick from David Beckham, which fired England to the 2002 World Cup.

Beckham stepped over a free-kick in injury time with the Three Lions needing to level the score to qualify and Beckham fired in stunningly to get the job done.

Nerves of steel.

2. Diego Maradona vs England (1986)

You may have thought it would have been the ‘Hand of God’ goal from the same game but it is not.

It’s his other goal from the same match, when Maradona received the ball in his own half, turned and dribbled past five England players before slotting it into the back of the net and was later voted as the best World Cup goal of all time by FIFA.

1. Lionel Messi vs Real Madrid (2017)

At the very top of the most popular goal and highest earner on YouTube sits Lionel Messi’s last minute winner in El Classico back in 2017.

A swift Barcelona counter attack at the death, game locked at 2-2. Started by Messi, finished off by Messi, who then celebrated with the iconic shirt raise.

It was a huge moment in Barcelona’s season, and blew the La Liga title race wide open.

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