Football goals

The main point of football is to make goals. There are no extra points for beautiful goals, but there is still extra gratification in the love of the fans and the immovability that some of the best goals get.

Scoring is the underlying excitement of many team games, but perhaps in no other sport does the anticipation of scoring enrich the engagement as in football. As David Goldblatt points out in his book The Ball is Round has football one way of scoring whereas basketball has one-, two- and three-points points and rugby has a scoring system with various numbers. In football, the premises are as simple as they can be. Even better, goals are exclusive making the scoring events to something special – in no other sport are goals celebrated as obsessive among the players and audience.

Watch some of the greatest goals in football

There are lots of video compilations of "the best goals ever" and so on. Here are some collections.

50 famous goals (according to "Wrzzer")

Best 10 goals of World Cup

Top 30 Neymar Jr Goals according to "RDHDComps"

Ronaldinho Goals That SHOCKED The World according to "iLance7i"