The year 2016 is past us and brought us many moments of brilliance on the football field throughout. Every football fan loves goals and the moment when the ball hits the back of the net is as exhilarating as it can get. Not all goals are spectacular but there were plenty on offer in this calendar year in both club and national football. And here we take a look at ten of the best strikes from this year:
And here we take a look at ten of the best strikes from this year:
10. Hal Robson-Kanu (Wales vs Belgium – EURO 2016)
Welsh striker Hal Robson-Kanu was without a club during the Euro Championships in France. Playing against Belgium, Robson-Kanu collected Aaron Ramsey’s pass with a soft first touch and with no space to work with, the Welshman executed a brilliant turn to get past his man and beat Thibaut Courtois from close range to score an astonishing goal to give his team the lead.
9. Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland vs Poland – EURO 2016)
Another stunning goal from the Euros came from Shaqiri against Poland. A poor clearance from a Polish defender looped in the air, and the Stoke City midfielder leaped up and hit a brilliant bicycle kick, with great power and pinpoint accuracy to bury the ball in the back of the net. The goal went on to be awarded as the Euro 2016 Goal of the Tournament.