The year 2023 was full of amazing goals in competitive football. Some of them were so stunning that they could win the prestigious 2023 FIFA Puskás Award. As the football year comes to an end, it is not easy to select the top 10 goals from the countless ones that were scored. However, we have tried our best to present you the best goals scored in football in 2023.
Top 10 Best Goals Scored In Football in 2023
Football is a beautiful game that captivates millions of fans around the world. It is also a game that produces some of the most memorable moments of skill, creativity and passion.
In 2023, we witnessed many such moments, as players scored some of the best goals ever scored in 2023. From long-range rockets to acrobatic volleys, from solo runs to team efforts, these goals were a delight to watch and a testament to the talent and artistry of the game.
In this article, we will rank the top 10 best goals scored in football in 2023, based on their difficulty, aesthetics and significance.
Man United vs Everton FC
Man United thrashed Everton 3-0 at Goodison Park on 26 November 2023. The highlight of the match was a spectacular overhead kick by Alejandro Garnacho, who is only 19 years old.
The young striker is a huge fan of Cristiano Ronaldo and mimicked his signature ‘Siuuu’ celebration after scoring the stunning goal. It was a reminiscent of Ronaldo’s own acrobatic goal against Juventus.
Sporting CP vs Boavista
Sporting CP defeated Boavista 3-0 on 13 March 2023 in the 2022-23 Liga Portugal season. The first goal of the game was scored by Nuno Santos, who wore the green and white jersey of Sporting.
He executed a brilliant “Rabona” kick to beat the goalkeeper and find the net. His goal was so impressive that it is among the top three finalists for the 2023 FIFA Puskás Award, which will be revealed on 15 January 2024.
Galatasaray SK vs Zalgiris
Galatasaray faced FK Žalgiris in the Second qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League 2023-24 season. The Turkish Süper Lig champions had to win this tie to advance to the group stages.
The first leg ended in a 2-2 draw, so Galatasaray had the advantage of playing at home in the RAMS Park stadium for the second leg. The decisive goal came from Dries Mertens, who used to play for Napoli. He scored a superb volley that gave Galatasaray a 1-0 victory and a place in the next round.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona
Real Madrid boasts of a squad full of world-class footballers from different countries. Among them is Jude Bellingham, who joined the Spanish giants this summer. The young Englishman has impressed everyone with his sensational start at his new club.
He netted a goal in his first LaLiga game and then in the UEFA Champions League. He also shone in his first El Clásico, scoring the decisive goal after a stunning equaliser.
Liverpool vs Fulham
Liverpool 4-3 Fulham | 3 December 2023, Alexis Mac Allister, who helped Argentina lift the 2022 FIFA World Cup, joined Liverpool from Brighton in the summer. The Argentine midfielder fit in well with Jürgen Klopp’s revamped midfield.
In his 13th PL appearance on matchday 14, the Reds number 10 opened his account for the club with a spectacular half-volley in a nail-biting 4-3 win at Anfield.
Bayern vs Darmstadt
On 28 October 2023, Bayern Munich demolished Darmstadt with an 8-0 scoreline in a Bundesliga match. The game was goalless until the first half saw three red cards, one for Bayern and two for Darmstadt.
Harry Kane, the former Spurs star, netted a hat-trick to demonstrate his scoring prowess. His second goal, and Bayern’s fifth, was a stunning strike from his own half that caught Marcel Schuhen off guard. Bayern had 16 shots on target and converted half of them into goals.
FC Metz vs AS Monaco
In a Ligue 1 match on 22 October 2023, AS Monaco hosted FC Metz at the Stade Louis II. FC Metz, who had just been promoted, faced a tough challenge against the home team.
AS Monaco were passing the ball around the midfield in the opening minutes, when Lamine Camara, a 19-year-old attacker, intercepted it.
He spotted Monaco keeper Philipp Köhn far off his line and unleashed a spectacular shot from his own half. The ball flew over Köhn and into the net, leaving everyone speechless. AS Monaco won the game 2-1.
Al Nassr vs Al Akhdoud
Cristiano Ronaldo may be 38 years old, but he shows no signs of slowing down. In his first season in the Saudi Pro League, the 2023-24 campaign, the Portuguese superstar has featured in almost every league match for the full duration.
He is also the top scorer in the league with 19 goals to his name so far. One of his most memorable goals was the second one in a 3-0 win over Al Akhdoud.
Southampton vs Man City
Erling Haaland enjoyed a sensational first season in the Premier League. He joined Man City from Borussia Dortmund for a bargain £51 million, which was his release clause.
He scored goals for fun and reached his 30th Premier League goal with a spectacular overhead kick at Southampton. Jack Grealish provided the perfect assist for him. Man City won the game 4-1.
Atlético Madrid vs Granada
On 15 August 2023, Atlético Madrid beat Granada 3-1 in the first matchday of the 2023-24 LaLiga season. Memphis Depay, who joined Atlético from FC Barcelona in the middle of the previous season, scored the Best Goal of the Month for August.
He came on for Álvaro Morata in the 60th minute and soon after he unleashed a 30-yard rocket that flew into the net.