Fulham's Kasami and 5 Other Amazing Volleys


We all leapt out of our seats when Pajtim Kasami's majestic volley stunned Selhurst Park and became an instant contender for goal of the season. You have to feel for poor old Steve Sidwell, whose thunderbolt in the same game will be remembered only by his Mum.

Many are comparing Kasami's beauty, which saw him chest the ball and then sweep it into the opposite corner in one smooth movement, with Marco van Basten's spectacular strike in the 1988 European Championships against USSR, so we thought we'd compile a few of our favourite volleys...

 

1. Tony Yeboah

Cult hero Tony Yeboah will be remembered for his short but sweet spell at Leeds, which was populated with outrageous strikes from distance. The pick of the bunch? This fine volley against Liverpool in the opening month of the 1995/96 season. Spare a thought for David James. Bosh!

 

2. Wayne Rooney

Having failed to see a decision go his way moments earlier, an angered Wayne Rooney was still remonstrating with the referee as United played on. So enraged, Wazza ran onto the ball and spanked it into the top corner with a goal he is yet to better in a United shirt. Humdinger!

 

3. Paul Scholes

Only Paul Scholes could do this. Straight off the training ground as David Beckham pulled his corner way back to Scholes, whose immaculate volley almost broke the Bradford net. Some will say his volley at Villa was better, but the skill required to smash a ball coming in from the left trumps it. Wowza!

 

4. Paolo di Canio

What a volley this was. The eccentric Di Canio scored one of the best goals ever seen in the Premier League with this absolute beauty against Wimbledon, slamming Trevor Sinclair's floated cross into the back of the net. 13 years on and we're still talking about it... Hammer time!

 

5. Marco van Basten

Have we ever seen a better volley than this? The angle, the technique, the occasion - Van Basten's insane volley is still considered the greatest ever. Utterly delibrate, utterly brilliant. Explosive!

 

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