The Great World Cup Goals, #27: Jared Borgetti (Mexico) vs Italy, 2002 (Video)

Chris Wright

13th, June 2014

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By Chris Wright

Soccer - FIFA World Cup 2002 - Mexico v Italy - Group G

Several years before he turned up at Bolton and proceeded to stink the Reebok out (leaving after one season with two league goals to his name), Jared Borgetti temporarily suspended the laws of physics to score a sublime rubber-necked header against Italy in the first round of the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan.

Twelve years on down the line and we (and, presumably, Gigi Buffon) still can’t quite work out how he pulled it off…

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

#17 – Gheorghe Hagi (Romania) vs Colombia, 1994
#18 – Hans Krankl (Austria) vs West Germany, 1978
#19 – Sunday Oliseh (Nigeria) vs Spain, 1998
#20 – Dinko Dermendjiev (Bulgaria) vs Peru, 1970
#21 – Siphiwe Tshabalala (South Africa) vs Mexico, 2010
#22 – Philippe Albert (Belgium) vs Germany, 1994
#23 – Rivelino (Brazil) vs East Germany, 1974
#24 & #25 – Philipp Lahm and Torsten Frings (Germany) vs Costa Rica, 2006
#26 – Roberto Baggio (Italy) vs Czechoslovakia, 1990

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4 Comments

  1. Eeny says:

    Might have had something to do with his impressive neck. Looks like the bloke out of He-Man.

  2. up44 says:

    That coach has some impressive sweat stains.

  3. Comparisons says:

    Borgetti can be compared to Andy Carroll, Borgetti scored most of his goals in Mexico because he had Pony Ruiz cross it to him all the time. Just like Carroll would score all those headers with Barton and Nolan crossing to him. Take him out of that system and he falters.

  4. Karl says:

    Are we forgetting Brian McBrides goal vs Portugal (2002)? that was brilliant!

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