One of the most popular sports in the world, there are a lot of historical moments that soccer brings to the table. Depending on where you live or how seriously you take the sport, some of these you may be familiar with.
Whatever your level of knowledge may be with the sport, here are some great soccer moments that are worth sharing. These are some of the greatest moments in the history of the sport.
“Hand of God”
Diego Maradona is a legend in the world of soccer and for good reason. One of them was his “hand of God” moment during the 1986 World Cup. Maradona’s impressive goal during that year’s World Cup helped Argentina secure its second World Cup, creating one of the most memorable moments in the history of soccer.
It would be one of many that Maradona would score. But the “Hand of God” goal is one that continues to live on for soccer fans, especially those from Argentina.
Sergio Aguero and Man City’s First Premier League Title
It is safe to say that this one lives on in the memories of Premier League fans. Manchester City had long lived under the thumb of rival Manchester United. But on the last day of the 2011-12 season, Aguero changed the course of history.
Propelling Man City to their first title, it would set off a changing of the guard. It helped bring the rivalry to a new level as well.
No matter the sport, there is going to be a famed comeback story somewhere in the mix. In this case, it is Liverpool’s historic comeback against Milan in the 2005 Champions League final. Down 3-0 at half, it seemed as though Liverpool was hopeless.
But that is what separates the good athletes from the great ones. Liverpool fought back, managing to capture the victory in the penalty shootout, thanks to the tremendous work of keeper Jerzy Dudek, who hadn’t been the biggest of producers in the lead up to the moment.