By Chris Wright
Here we see Ronaldo in his prime, after just completing his first season at Real Madrid, obliterating his peers with consummate ease in a charity match between the Luis Figo Foundation XI and a team of UNICEF All-Stars at the Bessa Stadium in Porto, Portugal.
After chopping and changing a few passes back and forth with his new work colleague Raul on the approach, Ronaldo rescues a slightly errant return ball by dinking it over his head and into his path with a flick of his heel.
Before you know it the ball’s gliding neatly inside the far post and O Fenomeno is receiving yet another standing ovation from everybody in the stadium, including the defenders he’d just so effortlessly lain to waste…
My god, what a footballer.
A selection of other Random Great Goals on Pies…
Patrick M’Boma (Gamba Osaka) Destroys Defence With Interpretive Dance
Roberto Cabanas (New York Cosmos) Scores With Aerial Acrobatics
Thierry Henry (Arsenal) Is Grace Personified
Keisuke Honda (Japan) Manipulates The Laws Of Physics
Robin van Persie (Arsenal) Cracks One In Off The Post
Ray Wilkins (England) Gets His Lob On
David Beckham (Man Utd) Finishes With Aplomb
Rory Delap (Southampton) Scores An Overhead Kick!
Eduardo (Arsenal) Is One Deft Son Of A Gun
Ian Rush (Liverpool) Hooks One Home
Mark Hughes (Man Utd) Lobs The Grob
Davie Cooper (Rangers) Paints His Old Firm Masterpiece
Taison (Metalist) Strays Into Van Basten Territory
Giovani Dos Santos (Mexico) Finishes Off USA With Devastating Finesse