Bear in mind when Wayne Rooney scored from his personal half? Properly, older brother John took a leaf out of the identical guide when he opened the scoring for Stockport County of their FA Cup first-round conflict towards Rochdale on the weekend.
With simply seven minutes performed, Rooney regarded up and let rip from inside his personal half to place the non-league facet forward towards their League One hosts.
Wayne Rooney’s brother John scored an outrageous aim from his personal half within the FA Cup! 🤯
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 8, 2020
The Hatters went on to trigger an upset at Spotland, holding out to win the sport 2-1 thanks partially to Rooney’s sixth aim in simply eight appearances to date this season.
We’re pretty assured it should additionally rank as Rooney’s most spectacular strike since signing for Stockport in September — however how does it stack up towards this tremendous number of own-half masterpieces?
There’s clearly one thing within the Rooney DNA in relation to with the ability to launch a soccer extraordinarily precisely over nice distances.
Elder sibling Wayne has scored a number of from the overall downtown district over time, however his most spectacular should absolutely be his first-time 59-yarder towards West Ham in 2017.
On the opening day of the 1996-97 season, United teen Beckham formally launched himself with an iconic aim that got here to outline his profession.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 17, 2017
The silky Spaniard truly scored two objectives from inside his personal half throughout his Liverpool days — one along with his proper foot and one along with his left — towards Newcastle and Luton City respectively.
Audacity stage: @XabiAlonso
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 20, 2016
Technically talking, Stankovic was simply inside Schalke’s half when he unleashed this mammoth volley to attain previous a younger Manuel Neuer in 2011 — however we’re not about to quibble over just a few toes.
Not many gamers can declare to have lobbed Thibaut Courtois from 65 yards out in entrance of his personal followers however Adam has the archive footage to show it.
— Premier League (@premierleague) December 17, 2019
Rivaldo did not actually concern himself with scoring boring, commonplace objectives so his outrageous long-range strike towards Atletico Madrid in 1998 is de facto slightly humdrum compared to the overhead kicks and solo specials in his assortment.
When left-back Figueroa started quietly trotting towards an not easily seen free-kick inside his personal half, little did Stoke realise that the Honduran was about to unleash an absolute firebolt into the again of their internet.
Wait… From there?!
— Premier League (@premierleague) August 21, 2016
A number of goalkeepers (Asmir Begovic, Tim Howard, and many others.) have notched long-range flukes however Robinson was clearly aiming for the highest nook when he let rip with a 75-yard set piece towards Watford in 2007.
#ThrowbackThursday to goalkeeper Paul Robinson’s aim v Watford!
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 30, 2017
Jose Luis Chilavert, Velez Sarsfield
One of many best exponents of the “maverick free-scoring South American goalkeeper” breed, Chilvert was famend for his prowess over a useless ball — even when this free-kick occurred to be deep in his personal half.
Carli Lloyd, USWNT
If you are going to rating from the midway line, you’d would possibly as properly do it whereas additionally wrapping up your hat trick in an iconic World Cup remaining victory.
— Girls’s Soccer Information (@wsoccernewss) June 29, 2016
— Eurosport Norge (@EurosportNorge) April 5, 2020
Norwegian midfielder Jone “Iron Neck” Samuelsen positively earns an honourable point out as maybe the one participant to have scored from inside his personal half with a header.