Jackson Martinez scored a very Zlatan-esque goal against Academica.
The best free kick taker of all time turns 40 today, and we have found the perfect video to honor all of his greatest strikes.
Pele is a legend. There is no disputing this, regardless of whether or not you think he is the greatest player of all time.
Sporting legends, however, usually have to deal with a much lower degree of hear-say in the chronicling of their career. The story of Pele’s life will never change by word-of-mouth as much as, say, Beowulf’s, but as this next video will show, that doesn’t mean that the soccer star’s storied career is not with out its fair share of, well, stories.
There's perhaps nothing more satisfying (or heartbreaking, depending which side of the goal you're on) than the last-minute goal in futbol. It's actually amazing how often those last few minutes of extra time yield the game winner or equalizer. It's as if during that several minute stretch, the laws of physics and normal match play no longer apply, and free kicks fly further, corners magically find their way to the head or foot of players in mid-air, and entire stadiums hold their breath - waiting to exhale in either celebration or utter defeat.
It may seem like Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been in the dark just because Sweden didn’t qualify for the World Cup (although we had plenty of Virtual Zlatan during ESPN's coverage of the World Cup). Ibrahimovic was a little salty after their 3-2 loss to Portugal in their World Cup play-off.