Thompson and Albertz wheel away in celebration
August 28th, 2018

Old Firm Top 5 Goals

With the Old Firm fast approaching this weekend we have selected our very own top 5 goals from the famous encounters over the years. It certainly was a difficult task ranking these from 5-1 as each goal is a fantastic strike. Here are our top 5 goals, starting at number 5.

 5. Alan Thompson

This is an incredible strike from the geordie. The ball falls to Thompson following a poor clearance from a cross. He takes one touch to kill the ball and unleashes a ferocious curving strike which hits the under side of the bar and into the net, leaving Stefan Klos with no chance. Watch the incredible strike below…

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4. bERT kONTERMAN

Talk about a shot being hit with some venom. The Dutch man plays a pass to Shota Averladze who is then dispossessed, Konterman runs on to the loose ball and fires an unstoppable shot from 25 yards straight past Rab Douglas in the Celtic goal who doesn’t even smell it! This goal turned out to be the strike that sent Rangers to the League Cup final in 2002. Watch below the rocket of a strike…

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3. Shinsuke Nakamura

The Japanese international latches on to a ball played into midfield from Gary Caldwell. With the ball bouncing it sits up nicely for Nakamura to get into his stride who then unleashes a 30 yard swerving strike past the helpless Allan McGregor in the Rangers goal who does not know what direction the ball is moving. Watch the fantastic hit below…

 

2. Jorg albertz

Known to the Rangers faithful as the ‘Hammer’ and he certainly did hammer this free kick past Celtic in a 3-1 victory over the hoops at Ibrox in 1997. With a long run up Albertz approached the ball with pace and struck a left footed 25 yarder straight past Stewart Kerr in the Celtic goal. If Kerr had of got his hand to the ball it may have just taken his hand off! Watch the ‘Hammer’ rifle the 25 yard free kick below…

 

1. Pedro Mendes

Where do you even begin with this strike? A well worked training ground set piece, a short corner from Steve Davis who rolls the ball to the edge of the area where Mendes is poised and ready to unleash right footed bullet. The technique Pedro Mendes shows with this strike is remarkable, to strike across the ball and keep the shot low and powerful is something only a handful of players could do throughout world football. Watch below that incredible strike at Parkhead…

 

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