When we look back over football history, or indeed our own history with the game, it’s never truly the realities of matches or seasons that we remember. It’s the individual moments. The last-minute winners. The touches of transcendent quality. The shock incidents.
They energise us, excite us and – of course – move us. In truth, such moments are what we follow football for. As Nick Nornby writes in Fever Pitch, real life doesn’t usually provide last-minute winners.
Clearly, some moments are more important than others in the context of a match or season. Some mean more in the long-term. Some are more spectacular. Some more surprising. Some more symbolic. And then some are just unique. Continue reading
So, in attempting to determine the greatest and most historic moments in football history, we looked to distil these qualities.