Almost every football fan can recall a spectacular bicycle kick, but what is the best one you’ve ever witnessed?
Before we begin, it’s important to note that we understand the distinctions between a bicycle kick, an overhead kick, and a scissor kick.
But because that’s too long for a headline, just watch these fantastic goals and reserve your rage for someone else.
5. Oliver Giroud Vs Atletico Madrid
Olivier Jonathan Giroud is a French striker who currently plays for AC Milan in Serie A and for the France national team.
He is often regarded as one of the world’s most underappreciated attackers due to his work rate, strength, shot power, and consistent goal-scoring abilities.
Giroud began his professional club career with Grenoble, before signing with Tours in 2008 at the age of 21.
In 2010, he was crowned Ligue 2 Player of the Year after scoring the most goals in the league.
He was later the subject of a then-club record association football transfer when he moved to Montpellier for €2 million in 2012, earning the club’s first Ligue 1 title and finishing as the league’s top goalscorer.
He then joined Arsenal, where he helped end the club’s nine-year trophy drought by winning three FA Cups.
He is the club’s eighth-highest all-time goalscorer.
Giroud joined crosstown rivals Chelsea in a £18 million (€20.7 million) transfer in 2018, winning the FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League with the latter finishing as top striker in 2019.
In 2021, Giroud agreed to join AC Milan.
4. Galatasaray vs. Peter Crouch
Peter James Crouch is an English striker who played professionally for a number of years.
Between 2005 and 2010, he was capped 42 times by the England national team, scoring 22 goals in the process and competing in two FIFA World Cup competitions.
He is one of only 32 players in Premier League history to score 100 or more goals, and he holds the record for most headed goals.
Crouch began his career as a Tottenham Hotspur trainee.
He failed to make an appearance for Spurs and joined Queens Park Rangers after loan spells with Dulwich Hamlet and IFK Hässleholm in Sweden.
Portsmouth acquired him in a £1.5 million transfer move when QPR were relegated at the end of the 2000–01 season.
He had a great debut season at Fratton Park, scoring 19 goals for the club before joining Aston Villa for £5 million in March 2002.
However, he had a bad period at Villa and was loaned out to Norwich City in 2003 before moving to Southampton, where he rediscovered his form and was eventually signed by Liverpool in July 2005.
He was a huge success with Liverpool, winning the FA Cup and FA Community Shield in 2006, as well as finishing second in the 2007 UEFA Champions League Final.
3. Manchester City vs. Wayne Rooney
Wayne Mark Rooney is a former player and manager in the English professional football league.
He is the manager of Derby County in the EFL Championship, where he previously worked as an interim player-manager.
He played forward for the majority of his career. In addition, he has played in a variety of midfield positions.
Rooney is widely regarded as one of the best players of his time, having scored the most goals for both the England national team and Manchester United, as well as having made the most appearances for the England national team (excluding goalkeepers).
Rooney joined Everton’s youth team when he was nine years old and made his professional debut in 2002, when he was sixteen years old.
He spent two seasons with the Merseyside club before joining Manchester United in the summer of 2004 for £25.6 million, where he won 16 trophies and became the only English player to win the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, League Cup, UEFA Europa League, and FIFA Club World Cup, alongside teammate Michael Carrick.
He scored 253 goals for United in all competitions, making him the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, with 183 Premier League goals, second only to Sergio Agüero for any single club (184 goals for Manchester City).
Rooney is the second-highest goal scorer in Premier League history, with 208 goals.
With 103 assists, he is the third-highest assist producer in the Premier League.
In the 2011 season, he scored a fantastic super bycicle kick against Premier League club Manchester City, giving Manchester United a 2-1 victory.
2. Juventus vs. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM is a Portuguese professional footballer who captains the Portugal national team and plays as a forward for Premier League side Manchester United.
Ronaldo has won five Ballon d’Or awards and four European Golden Shoes, the most by a European player.
He is widely regarded as the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.
In his career, he has won 32 trophies, including seven league championships, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA Nations League.
Ronaldo owns the Champions League records for most appearances (183), goals (140), and assists (42) as well as the European Championship records for most goals (14), most international goals by a male player (115), and most international appearances by a European male player (42). (186).
He is one of only a handful players in the world to have appeared in over 1,100 professional games and to have scored over 800 official senior career goals for club and country.
In the 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League, he scored a spectacular bicycle kick goal against Juventus.
1. England vs. Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Zlatan Ibrahimovi is a Swedish striker who now plays for AC Milan in Serie A and for the Swedish national team.
He has been referred to as one of the greatest strikers in history.
Ibrahimovi has won 31 titles in his career, making him one of the most decorated current players in the world.
He has scored in each of the last four decades and has a total of 570 career goals, including more than 500 club goals.
Ibrahimovi began his career in 1999 with Malmö FF before joining Ajax two years later.
Ibrahimovi established himself as one of Europe’s most talented attackers with Ajax before joining Juventus two years later.
He was a standout in Serie A as part of a strike tandem with David Trezeguet before joining Inter Milan in 2006, where he earned the Capocannoniere (Serie A top scorer) in 2008/2009 and won three straight Serie A titles.
He moved to Barcelona in one of the world’s most expensive transactions in the summer of 2009, before returning to Italy the following season to join AC Milan.
In the 2010/2011 season, he won another Serie A title with them before joining Paris Saint-Germain in July 2012.
Ibrahimovic won a plethora of honours during his four-year stint in France, including four straight Ligue 1 crowns and three seasons as the league’s top scorer.
He became PSG’s all-time leading goalscorer in October of 2015.
He joined Manchester United on a free transfer in 2016, and in his first season, he won the FA Community Shield, Football League Cup, and UEFA Europa League.
In 2018, Ibrahimovic joined the LA Galaxy of the United States. He returned to AC Milan two years later.
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