Manuel Negrete and the best goal in World Cup history

Manuel Negrete and the best goal in World Cup history
Manuel Negrete's goal chosen as the best goal in the history of the World Cups (FIFA World Cup)

The World Cup in Mexico '86 is one of the most emblematic. Several things happened in this edition that are part of the story, for example, the one that for a lot is the best goal in World Cup history, annotated by Manuel Negrete.

Mexico is one of those great teams that have never managed to win a World Cup. In 1986, as tournament host, I had to do a good job and, the truth, is that he got it.

The Aztec team finished the group stage in first position ahead of Paraguay, Belgium and Iraq, adding two wins and a draw. Thus, the Mexicans reached the round of 16 where they would have to face off against Bulgaria.


It was precisely in this game against the Bulgarians where the the best goal in World Cup history. Manuel Negrete, mexican soccer player, executed a spectacular scissors that slipped into the goal defended by the Bulgarian goalkeeper. With this magnificent goal, the locals went ahead at half-time to close in the second half with another final goal 2-0.

But nevertheless, in quarterfinals, the Mexican team lost to Germany in a penalty shootout after regulation time and overtime ended goalless.

In that same World Cup, The mythical Diego Armando Maradona he took it upon himself to make history. El Pelusa scored two mythical goals in the match between Argentina and England. First, He is known as 'God's hand’. The second after leaving half the English team seated starting from the center of the field baptized as 'Goal of the Century’.

goal of the century Maradona
Maradona's goal against England is part of football history (

the amount of Manuel Negrete was elected in 2018 by FIFA as best goal in World Cup history in a vote carried out online. Of course, there are many who expressed their disagreement since they consider Maradona's match against England much more meritorious and emblematic. Anyway, what is clear is that we are before two authentic works of art that, curiously, they happened the same year and in the same stadium.


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