How about this for a goal?

July 30 2007

No real reason for this, but then it’s not every day you came across footage of an obscure Japanese midfielder scoring a goal from sixty yards.

His name is Mitsuo Ogasawara, he’s 5 foot 8 and he plays for Kashima Antlers. The goal was scored in a friendly against Finland in February last year.

In the ranks of halfway-line lobs, I’d put him above Xabi Alonso and on a par with David Beckham and Rivaldo. None of them, however, come close to this breath-taking OG from Frank Queudrue.


2 Responses to “How about this for a goal?”

  1. Dave Says:

    I know its easy to be biased, but Beckham’s was hit with so much more power than the others – his could score with the keeper not too far off his line with the time it took to get there, whereas the others are more “floaty” and require the keeper to be waaay off their lines

  2. Thanks for showing this goal. From what I understand, that type of thinking and trickery is part of the Beautiful Game. I see that coach Zico was delighted…

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