Ibrahimovic Goal Was Best Ever, Says Gerrard

Ibrahimovic Goal Was Best Ever, Says Gerrard

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's wonder goal in Sweden's 4-2 win against England has been hailed as one of the best ever.

The Swedish captain's amazing overhead kick from 25 yards drew a standing ovation from his team's dug-out in the friendly in Stockholm.

Ibrahimovic, 31, performed the outrageous bicycle shot in injury time after England goalkeeper Joe Hart found himself stranded.

It was his fourth goal in the game but the striker insisted it was not his finest match for his country, saying he had played better on many other occasions.

When asked how he would mark his international career out of ten he had no hesitation. "Ten," he replied.

England captain Steven Gerrard may have been making his 100th appearance for his country but it was Ibrahimovic who stole the headlines.

Gerrard himself said it was the best goal he had ever seen in person, while fellow England star Rio Ferdinand tweeted: "What a goal Ibra. Zlatan just silenced any doubters he had... ruthless tonight."

So how does his wonder shot rank among the greatest goals ever scored?

Maradona's goal against England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals saw him run with the ball for 62 metres, touch it 13 times and beat five opposing players before firing home.

Lionel Messi scored a similar goal for Barcelona against Getafe in the semi-final of the Spanish Cup in 2007.

Rivaldo completed a hat-trick for Barcelona when he took the ball on his chest and scored with an overhead kick into the right hand corner against Valencia in 2001.

Carlos Alberto's strike for Brazil against Italy in the 1970 World Cup final is considered one of the greatest goals ever scored in the history of the tournament.

The Brazilians gave a brilliant display of one-touch football before Alberto hammered the ball in.

Dutchman Marco van Basten's sublime right foot volley against the USSR in the Euro 1988 final is also up there among the best.

Ranking alongside it is his fellow countryman Dennis Bergkamp's amazing touch as he deftly controlled a 50-yard pass to knock the ball in the top left hand corner in a match against Argentina in 1998.

Football fans also rave about Zinedine Zidane's winning goal in the Champions League final for Real Madrid against Bayer Leverkusen in 2002.

The Frenchman's exquisite left-foot volley from Roberto Carlos' cross zoomed straight into the top of the net.