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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Insane Soccer Goal



You probably remember Papisse Cisse’s goal of the season, scored against Chelsea for Newcastle this past May. The soccer goal featured above is easily in the same league  – or arguably even better.

Executed by Swedish player Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Nov. 14, this 30-yard overhead bicycle kick that became a YouTube sensation was not just a goal, but a “work of art,” as England manager Roy Hodgson told the BBC. Underlining his supremacy, Ibrahimovic, a martial artist, achieved his stunning feat of athleticism in the first minute of injury time after just racking up a hat trick. Thanks to him, Sweden swept a 4-2 victory against England.

According to the New York Times, Ibrahimovic is notable for, “his immense creativity, his irrepressible personality and his tattooed frame, regularly topped with a samurai ponytail,” and he achieved a variation of a goal that is “simply not supposed to occur.”

This one-of-a-kind player and his one-of-a-kind, odds-defying goal have certainly both gone down in soccer history.

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