What a fantastic week!
Just when you though last week's international interlull was going to spoil the footballing fun, a ridiculously good week for golazos came our way. From nowhere the Scotland-Iceland U21 match caught everyone by surprise to give us (Sigurdsson's double in our 'nearly' list, and) our number one entry which will undoubtedly be one of the goals of the season. Elsewhere, the best goal in the Euro 2012 qualifiers was an acrobatic effort scored by minnows Latvia (goal 2).
The howitzers then began to be reeled off at a rapid pace. A long-distance rocket from Romania filled up position three. A special, swerving missile from Poland rocked up in spot four. And the free-kick of the week, a doozy from Colombia, completed the triumvirate at number five.
A change in rhythm happens at position six where we have the solo slalom of the week. By contrast, a fabulous team move and an even better first-time bullet comes in at number seven.
The team theme continues with an amazing finishing twist at eighth place, while the goal that none of you will have seen but will have you purring over the lob of the week sits at number nine. That leaves another awesome thunderbolt from way, way out closing the list at ten.
Please remember, all we do is pick the top ten goals and put them in chronological order. We leave it up to you to decide which goal is the best. So don't forget to scroll down and vote for your favourite goal.
All that’s left to say is sit back and enjoy!
1. Chris Maguire (Scotland U21 v Iceland U21, October 11, 2010) (pictured)
2. Aleksandrs Cauna (Latvia v Georgia, October 12, 2010)
3. Emil Dica (Vaslui v CFR Cluj, October 15, 2010)
4. Mateusz Bartczak (Lech Poznan v Zaglebie Lubin, October 16, 2010)
5. Humberto Mendoza (Real Cartagena v Atletico Nacional, October 16, 2010)
6. David Silva (Blackpool v Manchester City, October 17, 2010)
7. Javier Pastore (Palermo v Bologna, October 17, 2010)
8. Moussa Sow (Lyon v Lille, October 17, 2010)
9. Matteo Legittimo (Salernitana v Monza, October 17, 2010)
10. Ignacio Scocco (Aris v AEK Athens, October 17, 2010)
Narrowly missing the list were goals from Hector Alvarez, Gylfi Sigurdsson (both goals), Adrian (assist Juan Mata), Raul Meireles, Juan Arango, Santiago Silva, Steve Zakuani, Roman Pavlyuchenko (assist Rafael van der Vaart), Marco Fabian, Maicon Santos, Mounir El Hamdaoui, Luciano Becchio, Samuel Eto’o, Reto Ziegler, Josip Ilicic and Tim Cahill.