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The Great World Cup Goals, #17: Gheorghe Hagi (Romania) vs Colombia, 1994 (Video)

By Chris Wright


The summer of 1994 was a good one for Gheorghe Hagi, with the Romanian talisman performing in a starring role at USA ’94, playing his way into the Team of the Tournament and then securing a big move to Barcelona shortly thereafter.

Hagi scored three goals on Romania’s run to the quarter-finals, with his fantastic, opportunistic long-range lob over Colombia goalkeeper Oscar Cordoba in front of nearly 92,000 fans at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena being the pick of the bunch…

More in the series…

#1 – Maxi Rodriguez (Argentina) vs Mexico, 2006
#2 – Saeed Al-Owairan (Saudi Arabia) vs Belgium, 1994

#3 – Giovanni Van Bronckhorst (Holland) vs Uruguay, 2010
#4 – Pierre Njanka-Beyaka, (Cameroon) vs Austria, 1998
#5 – Nelinho (Brazil) vs Italy, 1978
#6 – David Platt (England) vs Belgium, 1990
#7 – Alessandro Del Piero (Italy) vs Germany, 2006
#8 – Javier Zanetti (Argentina) vs England, 1998
#9 – Manuel Negrete (Mexico) vs Bulgaria, 1986
#10 – Emmanuel Sanon (Haiti) vs Italy, 1974
#11 – Josimar (Brazil) vs Northern Ireland, 1986

#12 – Maicon (Brazil) vs North Korea, 2010
#13 – Dennis Bergkamp (Holland) vs Argentina, 1998
#14 – Dragan Stojkovic (Yugoslavia) vs Spain, 1990
#15 – Chiqui Arce (Paraguay) vs South Africa, 2002
#16 – Esteban Cambiasso (Argentina) vs Serbia & Montenegro, 2006

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By Chris on May 29th, 2014 in Featured, Newsnow, Top 10s & lists, Videos, World Cup. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

2 Responses to “The Great World Cup Goals, #17: Gheorghe Hagi (Romania) vs Colombia, 1994 (Video)”

  1. usrick says:

    A memory from the era of truly ugly keeper kits.

  2. Jarren says:


    Hagi brought Romania a lot of fans in WC ’94.

    Class act.

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