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The Seven Best ‘In off the crossbar’ Goals!

The beauty of watching a football crash in off the crossbar has to be one of the most satisfying sights and sounds in football – it’s something of an unwritten rule that goals that go in off the woodwork are just better.

With one of the most celebrated weekends in English football taking place this weekend – the English FA Cup third-round – we’ve decided to celebrate by picking out seven of the finest in off the goal posts ever scored.

Ronaldinho, Barcelona v Sevilla (2003)

Ronaldinho in full flow was a joy to behold, especially when it ended with a goal like this one.


Zinedine Zidane, France v Italy (2006 World Cup final)

Not many players would have the audacity to take a panenka penalty like this on the world’s biggest stage but then not many players are Zinedine Zidane.

Darren Anderton, England v Sweden (1995)

What’s arguably better than a goal crashing in off the bar? That’s right, it’s a goal going in via both goal posts.

Tony Yeboah, Leeds v Wimbledon (1995)

A man synonymous with scoring stunning goals, here are the first of two entries from Leeds United’s and 90’s football legend Tony Yeboah:

Tony Yeboah, Leeds v Liverpool (1995)

Same year, same guy. Which is better? We will let you decide.

James Rodriguez, Colombia v Uruguay (2014)

Fast forward to the last World Cup in Brazil and this extra special effort by Colombia’s James Rodriguez on their road to the Quarter Finals.

Tim Cahilll, Australia v Netherlands (2014)

Our final entry is Tim Cahill channelling his inner Marco Van Basten vs the Dutch to score the kind of goal at a World Cup that we dreamt about as kids.


Let’s hope the FA Cup works it’s famous magic this weekend to deliver some more of the same!