Zlatan Ibrahimovic & The Greatest Overhead Kicks Ever!


Zlatan Ibrahimovic reminded the world of his awesomeness with a brilliant bicycle kick to complete a 4-2 win over England on Wednesday night.

It took his tally to four for the night as the opening of the Friends Arena in Stockholm became the Zlatan Show.

And we all love a good overhead kick, so here is Zlatan's wondergoal and some more brilliant bicycles.

Zlatan

Unlucky for Zlatan the FIFA Puskas Goal of the Year shortlist had already been drawn up by the time he scored this beauty. 

Still, he won't care. He never cares.

10. Trevor Sinclair

Remember Trevor Sinclair? Yeah you do, he was the lad with the dreadlocks who played for QPR.

You know, the winger that did THIS!

9. Marco van Basten

Van Basten often scored beautiful goals, many of them overhead kicks.

But this is his best, from his Ajax days, against Den Bosch. BOSH!

8. Wayne Rooney

Wazza's bicycle against arch rivals Manchester City settled thIS fierce local derby, and also went on to win the Premier League's best ever goal award.

Not bad.

7. Youri Djorkaeff

Before he saw out his days in the illustrious surroundings of the Reebok Stadium, Bolton, Djorkaeff was scoring goals like this belter against Roma for Inter Milan.

6. Hugo Sanchez

The Real Madrid star was an absolute goal demon during his days at the Bernabeu, but this strike just about takes the biscuit.

5. Zuma Sibusiso

I'm happy to admit I have absolutely no idea who this guy is, although his first name does sound suspiciously like the 'class' that my girlfriend attends on a Thursday evening. Anyway, fair play to him for picking out the top corner with this textbook bicycle.

4. Mauro Bressan

Fiorentina's Mauro Bressan had no right to go for goal from the edge of the box, in fact this is the kind of effort where people say: 'ah, but it could've easily flown into Row Z.' But it didn't. And how!

3. Jakob Kohler

No matter that this is a very good bicycle kick, but Jakob Kohler is a BLEEDIN' GOALKEEPER!

That makes this goal even more special. 

2. Rivaldo

For circumstances, timing, pressure, technique and sheer audacity, this goal might just be the greatest ever. Suck at 2-2 in stoppage time, Barcelona desperately needed a winner to seal Champions League qualification in 2001.

Cue Rivaldo, who teed himself up and smashed home this brilliant bicycle, which not only won the game in the last minute against Valencia, but also completed a phenomenal hat-trick.

1. Pele

Not technically a proper goal, but Pele's overhead in Escape To Victory did free the allied forces from the grip of Nazi Germany.

So, you know, it did serve a purpose and all that.