FC Barcelona fans can pick from a 64 goal shortlist featuring 40 players
From Wednesday 19 December, FC Barcelona members and fans havethe opportunity to pick the club's greatest goal of all time. They can do so through the official club website and app, deciding between a total of 60 goals scored by 40 different players.
On the list are works of art from Lionel Messi, magical goals from Ronaldinho, Romario's jaw-dropping strikes and efforts from Kluivert, Stoichkov, Eto'o and Luis Suárez, to name but a few. There are important goals such as those scored by Koeman at Wembley, José Mari Bakero in Kaiserslautern, Iniesta at Stamford Bridge and Sergi Roberto against PSG. All these and more will compete to be chosen as the best ever FC Barcelona goal.
32 knockout ties
How will the winner be decided? In a knockout format. Every day a direct duel will be contested between two of the 64 goals. The goal that receives the most votes during 24 hours will progress to the next round. The knockout ties take place each day, besides those in which the first team play.
The first round of these duels sees 32 matchups, showcasing each goal entered into the competition.
Prizes from the semifinals onwards
The competition will gain further intrigue when it reaches its penultimate round. In the Final Four, in which only four goals will remain, all fans participating in the BEST GOAL EVER competition will be in with a chance of winning FC Barcelona prizes, which will be announced at a future date.
It's time to decide. Which is YOUR choice for Best Goal Ever?