I had to leave out this effort from Alan Shearer. Sorry, Wor Al, it was good, but I like these five even more.
5. Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid (v Bayer Leverkusen)
Majestic. I’m not going to waste your time trying to add any more to this.
4. Wayne Rooney, Manchester United (v Newcastle)
I nearly choked on my lunch when I first saw Rooney hit this. That’s a good enough reason to include it here.
3. Francesco Totti, Roma (v Sampdoria)
Another entry in the Top 5 for Francesco, and another example of the ridiculously difficult, made to look easy. Minus points for the thumb sucking celebration, but we can overlook that. He even had the Samp fans clapping after this.
2. Del Piero
Some of these volleys are all about power, but wee Alex has always been a master of the finer arts. This is classic Del Piero, adding his finesse with spectacular results. If you think it was a bit lucky, he also did this to Piacenza. Pazzesco. Click to about 1.30 on this clip and enjoy.
1. Tony Yeboah, Leeds United (v Liverpool)
Liverpool must have hated going to Elland Road in the 90’s. I could have had this effort from Gary McAllister against the Reds a couple of years earlier, but Yeboah’s is impossible to leave out. And impossible to save.