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You really need to make some time this week to go through all 10 goals because rarely, since we began compiling our top 10 goals of the week, have we seen a collection of strikes quite like this.

This is why the beautiful game is the most popular sport on the planet!

Going for the dangerous over-hyping of the top 10, some golazos which normally would make the cut were painfully relegated to the 'narrowly missed' bench. Anthony Stokes, Alessandro Del Piero and Aleksandr Geynrikh were probably the most unfortunate to miss out. They were good goals, but just not good enough.

We start off with a tremendous volley from the Asian Cup, before drooling over a left-footed howitzer from the footballer with arguably the best name in the business.

If you haven't seen goal three yet, it's a MUST. It's definitely the best goal in the A-League this season, and perhaps the best goal ever Down Under.

Goal four supplies us with our solo special fully-loaded with a sublime jinking run and cool finish, only for things to switch up dramatically with the longest, most opportunist, and most Beckham-esque goal of the week at spot five.

A wonderful give-go-and-finish goal from Italy rocks up at number six, a tremendous 45-yard howitzer from Portugal pitches up at spot seven, and then a ridiculously amazing long-range torpedo from everyone's favourite moody, taekwondo-kicking Swede appears at goal eight.

That leaves two: a living Brazilian legend reminds world football that with age comes wisdom at number nine, before we round off with yet another Tiki-Taka masterclass from those cheeky Catalan chaps.

NOTE: This week we are launching our BRAND NEW top 10 goals of the week poll. Please vote at the bottom of this post, and we'll round up who you thought scored the best goal of the week on Friday.

After stressing that our list is compiled in chronological order (and not order of preference), all that’s left to say is sit back and enjoy!

1. Yusef Ahmed (Qatar v China, January 12, 2011)

2. Hulk (Porto v Pinhalnovense, January 12, 2011)

3. Alex Terra (Perth Glory v Melbourne Heart, January 15, 2011)

4. Carlos Tevez (Manchester City v Wolves, January 15, 2011)

5. Ruben Cani (Villarreal v Osasuna, January 15, 2011)

6. Samuel Eto'o (Inter v Bologna, January 15, 2011)

7. Samuel (Sporting Lisbon v Pacos Ferreira, January 15, 2011)

8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Lecce v Milan, January 16, 2011)

9. Roberto Carlos (Corinthians v Portuguesa, January 16, 2011)

10. Andres Iniesta (Barcelona v Malaga, January 16, 2011)

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Narrowly missing the list were goals from Nelson Valdez, Paul Pogba, Lionel Messi, Alan, Anthony Stokes, Samuel Eto'o, David Vaughan, Filippo Porcari, Alvaro Negredo, Omar Milanetto, Alessandro Del Piero, Francesco Bega, Nicolas Olivera, Antoine Griezmann, Aleksandr Geynrikh, Hao Junmin, Umut Bulut, and Sergio Duda.

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