Watch: The 10 greatest goals in England history
From Bobby Charlton to Jack Wilshere, we’ve reacted to the 10 greatest goals in England history in our latest YouTube video and the goals don’t disappoint.
10. Jack Wilshere v Slovenia (2015)
Topping the list in 10th place we have Jack Wilshere’s strike from outside the box against Slovenia in 2015.
Adam Lallana returned the ball to Wilshere who kicked it into the top corner.
Injuries ended up hampering his England career as it would be the last goal he scored for his country.
9. Joe Cole v Sweden (2005)
If we’re being honest, this one could have been even higher up the list.
Joe Cole kicked the ball for himself before hitting an outrageous volley 35 yards out.
8. Alan Shearer v. Netherlands (1996)
Alan Shearer’s hard-hitting strike against the Netherlands at Euro 96 is next.
Shearer cuts the ball off with the outside of his foot as England win 4-1.
7. Wayne Rooney vs. Russia (2008)
At his best, there was no stopping Wayne Rooney.
His hard-hitting volley against Russia at Euro 2008 almost took off from the back of the net.
Rooney retired as England’s top scorer with 53 goals and we believe that was the best of the group.
6. John Barnes against Brazil (1984)
John Barnes single-handedly dismantled Brazil’s back line with his labyrinthine run down the left side.
Only Barnes was capable of such a majestic goal as England won 2-0.
5. Bobby Charlton against Mexico (1966)
Bobby Charlton’s finest strike for England came against Mexico in England’s World Cup-winning campaign.
His long-range howler will be remembered for a long time.
4. Paul Gascoigne v Scotland (1996)
Arguably England’s most iconic goal and celebration, Gazza showed up in style for Euro 96.
He tossed the ball past a helpless Colin Hendry before volleying past Andy Goram.
3. David Platt c. Belgium (1990)
Arguably the most difficult goal to score on today’s list, David Platt’s strike against Belgium was one of a kind.
Platt sprawled in place and effortlessly caught a perfect volley in the 120th minute.
2. David Beckham v Greece (2001)
When England needed a moment of inspiration, David Beckham stepped in.
His superb 25-yard free-kick came at the last minute to secure England’s place at the 2002 World Cup.
1. Michael Owen v Argentina (1998)
At just 18, Michael Owen tore through the Argentina defense with a blistering run through midfield.
Owen went on to score 40 goals for England, but his strike against Argentina will be remembered as his finest.