Top 8 most influential goals in world football history

Goals are an indispensable factor in a football game. Besides controversial ones, there are still fundamental goals which greatly affected, the outcome of the match or even changed the history of football.

Steven Gerrard’s scoring goal in the legendary Istanbul night or Mario Gotze’s goal in the 2014 World Cup final, all of them are extremely important and have become unforgettable moments for football fans. Check out to watch more full football matches live now.

Let’s look back at the most important goals throughout the football history.

Gerrard’s goal in the Champions League final against AC Milan (2005)

So far, the 2005 UEFA Champions League final in Istanbul between Liverpool and AC Milan is still considered one of the most exciting matches of all time.

Gerrard’s goal in the Champions League final against AC Milan (2005)

In the first 45 minutes of the first half, AC Milan scored three times without any difficulties. All audiences thought everything was over with The Kop, but right at this moment, Steven Gerrard appeared.

The excellent and top clearance of G8 achieved has lived living up to the hopes of Anfield’s home team, from then on, they created one of the most spectacular reversals in football history.

Mario Gotze’s goal in the 2014 World Cup final against Argentina

The 2014 World Cup, Germany, and Argentina were the two best representatives in the final.

After hours of unbeatable matches, on the 88th minute, Joachim Low gave Mario Gotze a substitute for the senior Miroslav Klose – the most precise decision in his career.

In the 113th minute, “German football prodigy” appeared in the right time at the right place to score the only goal of the match. That goal helped to bring “Die Mannschaft” the trophy after years of waiting, while ruining the dream of winning the Golden Cup of Lionel Messi and Argentina team.

Ramos’s goal in the Champions League final in 2014

The 2014 UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid was extremely intense and dramatic. Simeone’s army suddenly took the lead with Godin’s goal. Thereafter Atletico played with a disciplined way and made all efforts of Real hopeless.


The score 1-0 is maintained until 90 + 3 minutes. When Atletico had almost reached the championship, Ramos’s precious golden header in the final corner sent Real back from the dead.

After that, in turn, Bale, Marcelo, and Ronaldo scored three more goals from 110th minutes to 120th, helping Real win the final, thereby completing the dream “Decima” after 12 years of waiting.

Pele’s famous bicycle kick in a match between Brazil and Belgium in 1968

“King of Football” Pele made one of the best goals in history against the Belgian team in 1968

Receiving a pass from the left-wing team, Pele made all the spectators on the field stunned when he unexpectedly turned his back to the opponent’s goal. When people still had no time to understand what had happened, Pele had tossed and unleashed a shot called “bicycle kick” to blow up the entire stadium.

So far, Pele’s goal is still considered a “standard” that later generations can learn and follow. Moreover, that goal helped to redefine the norms of conventional football.

Michael Thomas goal against Liverpool in the 1988/89 season

This match is considered one of the most famous one in English football history.

Before that round, Liverpool achieved the number-one position with 76 points, 3 points higher than Arsenal. Liverpool’s goal difference was +39 (65 goals, 26 goals), compared to Arsenal’s +35 (71, 36). That means Liverpool was allowed to lose no more than one goal difference in the confrontation with Arsenal.

When Alan Smith opened the scoring for Arsenal at the start of the second half, the Anfield fell into silence. But as time went by, Arsenal still could not extend the gap. The trophy cup seemed to stay at Anfield. However, the climax of drama came about in an extra time when Michael Thomas scored the decisive goal to set the score 2-0 for Arsenal.

It was just enough for the Gunners to catch up with Anfield’s team in both scores and take a superior goal difference.

Aguero’s golden goal against Queens Park Rangers in 2012/13 season

Before the 38th round of 2012/13 Premier League season, Man Utd and Man City both had 86 points, but Man City ranked above thanks to better goal difference.

Entering the final match, while United won 1-0 against Sunderland, City were still 2-1 lead by QPR when it comes to the second minute of extra time. Even the most positive supporters could not dare to think of the championship scenario for the half-green Manchester.

But then, in just 2 minutes of short-time extra time, Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero, in turn, scored two goals consecutively, thereby bringing the first Premier League championship to Man City.

So far, Aguero’s goal is still considered one of the most classic moments in Premier League history.

Golden Goals of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich (1999)

In the 1998/99 Champions League final, Bayern took the lead only 6 minutes after the ball rolled and maintained this advantage until the end of 90 minutes of official play. But as you know, football always contains surprises.


At a time when Man United seemed to fail, the two substitute players Sheringham and Solskjaer scored in the 90 + 1 ‘and 90 + 3’ minutes to bring the dramatic victory to the “Devil.” Red “, thereby helping this team complete the historic treble in the 1998/99 season.

Iniesta’s golden goal in the 2010 World Cup final

In the 2010 World Cup final, Andres Iniesta scored a precious goal to help Spain defeat the Netherlands and become the champion.

The 2010 World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands was very balanced. After 90 minutes of official play without goals, Spain and the Netherlands must force the tie into extra time. And the turning point has emerged from the feet of “Saint Andres.”

In 116th minutes, from Cesc Fabregas’s pass into the penalty area, Iniesta blocked the ball and then volleyed into the top of the net of Netherlands, thereby helping Spain to win the championship for the first time in history.

Those goals are not only beautiful, and bring victory for the team but also play a significant role in the history of world football.