Top 5 A-league Men’s goals of all-time

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We thought it would be a good time to compile a list of the top five A-league Men’s goals of all-time, in light of Ben Garuccio’s wonder goal against Western Sydney Wanderers last weekend.

5) Alex Terra overhead kick against Perth

The Brazilian magician’s bicycle kick against the Glory will go down as one of the most creative goals of all time.

Receiving the ball with his back to goal, Terra set himself with a touch and fired into the corner, with the goalkeeper left stationary.

4) Carlos Hernandez against Gold Coast

The Mexican playmaker had a flair that has yet to be replicated in the league since his departure. Over his 121 appearances for Melbourne Victory, the midfielder scored a number of remarkable goals, none more impressive however, than his thunderbolt against Gold Coast United.

The movement on the ball from such a distance was unbelievable.

3) Nicky Carle against Adelaide

Picking up the ball from deep inside his own half, Nicky Carle decided to dribble the entirety of the field before prodding the ball into the far corner of the net from just outside the box.

Not only was it a great run, but it came in the 89th minute of a game which was tied at 1-1, and saw Carle’s Newcastle down to 10 men. Because of this, it remains one of the all-time greatest goals in ALM history.

2) Ben Garuccio against Western Sydney

Ben Garuccio had previously not scored a professional goal in the ALM for four years.

Despite this, the left-back scored twice against the Wanderers, including an unbelievable scorpion kick that instantly went viral.

Whilst there remains no doubt behind his intentions, the pure freakiness and rarity of the goal catapults it into second on our list.

1) Riley McGree against Melbourne City

Number one on this list belongs to the now-Middlesbrough player, whose equaliser in the 2017-18 semi-final saw Newcastle go on to win the match 2-1.

It was a finish that took everyone in the crowd by surprise, as it did City keeper Dean Bouzanis who could do nothing but watch the ball sail over his head.

Whilst it did not manage to win FIFA’s Puskas Award, it was without a doubt the greatest ever goal in ALM history, and one of the best pieces of commentary to match.

 

Notable exemptions:

  • Tim Cahill half-volley against Melbourne Victory
  • Dimitri Petratos free kick against Melbourne Victory
  • Tarik Elrich full-pitch run against Melbourne City
  • Shinji Ono chip against Brisbane
  • Orlando Engelaar from inside his own half against Central Coast

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Marketing graduate at Monash University. Sports addicted, fan of Manchester United and Melbourne City. My gran “knows” Gareth Bale.

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