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We Asked Amateur Football Players To Describe Their Dream Goal

There's no better feeling than scoring a goal. And scoring a goal you can show off down the pub (fanciful embellishments and all) is even better. Here are some of the best real goals, in association with Budweiser.

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1. "Nutmeg > roulette turn > chipped the keeper from a mad-tight angle...

- Tom V
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- Tom V

2. "Was chatting up some girls as a goalie, and the ball bounced to me, and I belted it as hard as possible to get rid of it, and lobbed the goalie at the other end...

- Janis
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- Janis

3. "Scored a belting, first-time 20-yard volley from a corner once. But, genuinely, it was an own goal. To this day I'm not sure what happened."

- Jamie C
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4. "First game of the season. Was so hot that we played in quarters with drink breaks. 15 minutes to go, losing 3–2...

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...I ran onto a loose bouncing ball about 45 yards out and belted it on the half-volley into the far top-left-hand corner."

- Ben S

5. "The ball was played long down the right channel. I miscontrolled the ball with my right because it'd been hit so hard. As the ball dropped, I turned on the spot, connected with my weaker left, and sent the ball toward the top-left postage stamp...

- Raj
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- Raj

6. "It was about half an hour in, and my legs were going. A long ball was punted up from the back. I watched it over my shoulder...

I kicked this ball so bloody hard that I thought my hamstring had snapped like a breadstick. Flew straight in, no chance for the little keeper. We lost 3–1." - Sam
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I kicked this ball so bloody hard that I thought my hamstring had snapped like a breadstick. Flew straight in, no chance for the little keeper. We lost 3–1."

- Sam

7. "Cut inside on a 5-a-side pitch and wrong-footed everyone by backheeling into the near side rather than shooting for the far post. A seismic equaliser in a 6–1 defeat."

- Tom B
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- Tom B

8. "Got the ball thumped off the line into my face from a corner. My poacher's instinct meant I didn't have time to flinch, and it rebounded straight in."

- Tristan
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9. "Around the middle of the opponent's half, the ball fell pretty perfectly over my left shoulder. I fired (yes, fired...) it with my right foot across the keeper into the far-bottom corner. It was bloody brilliant."

- Ashley B
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- Ashley B

10. "I roll the ball out from under my foot, about 30 yards out, and think to myself, I’m just gonna have a dig from here...

I struck it and thought, Yes, I like this, and watched it fly into the top corner. A grand total of two spectators saw it."- Zac
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I struck it and thought, Yes, I like this, and watched it fly into the top corner. A grand total of two spectators saw it."

- Zac

11. "The ball looped high in the air and bounced on the diag of the six yard. As it dropped, I met it with a scissor kick.

'Yeah, but what about the two easy ones you missed?'"- Owen
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'Yeah, but what about the two easy ones you missed?'"

- Owen

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I found myself on the right-hand side of the 18-yard box when our striker Harry beckoned me to shoot, as if anything else were in my mind. I cut it back on my left wand and Wingardium Leviosa'd it into the top left."

- Ryan S

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