Manuel Negrete (Mexico v Bulgaria) voted the Greatest World Cup Goal ever

Manuel Negrete's spectacular strike for Mexico against Bulgaria in 1986 has been voted the Greatest World Cup Goal of all time.

We know from experience that picking even a selection of the greatest World Cup goals is tricky, let alone narrowing it down to a single strike. The official FIFA World Cup Facebook page has put the matter to a public vote.

After a knockout competition in which two great goals were pitted against each other in a vote, Negrete's spectacular mid-air volley was named the Greatest World Cup Goal ever.

It saw off competition from Diego Maradona's mazy solo goal for Argentina against England, which was also in the 1986 World Cup.

It is a massive relief to be able to report that Negrete's goal is included in our book, World At Your Feet, which presents 16 of the most iconic goals ever scored on the world's biggest stage in the form of vivid illustrations and colourful rhyming commentary.

Here is out take on the Negrete goal...

To get your copy of the Negrete goal and the rest of the World At Your Feet, please click here.


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