These goals are hard to come by, but when they are scored, they are almost always incredible. This is our list of top eleven goals from corner, also known as Olympic goals.
11. David Beckham
Beckham is famous for his passing and set-piece taking ability. He scored many beautiful goals from the free kicks. When he joined the MLS, he also produced a great goal from a corner kick.
10. Junior Stanislas
Stanislas, together with his Bournemouth teammates, managed to pull off an upset by beating Man United in the Premier League. In a game where they were not given much chance, they won thanks to this incredible goal by Stanislas.
9. Theeraton Bunmathan
Bunmathan has spent his entire career so far in Thailand, and he established himself as a regular Thai national team member. Bunmathan, who is considered arguably the best left-back in the league, scored an amazing Olympic goal against Gamba Osaka.
8. Dejan Stankovic
Stankovic, while playing for Inter in their prime, scored a goal directly from corner. The goal was scored thanks to confusion of the defense in the box which allowed this great goal to happen.
7. Diego Forlan
Former Man United, At. Madrid and Inter’s player, Forlan moved to Brazil’s Internacional in 2012. In a match against Fluminense, Forlan managed to score a goal directly from a corner.
6. Alvaro Recoba
A former Inter player, Recoba scored a beauty of a goal against Uruguayan side Liverpool. In his Nacional shirt, he pulled off this incredible goal which Nacional fans will remember for years to come.
5. Thierry Henry
One of the best Premier League strikers and an Arsenal legend, Henry finished his career in MLS, playing for New York Red Bulls. While in the USA, Henry pulled off a worldie direct from a corner.
4. Paul Owens
Owens incredibly scored two goals from corner in one game – in one half, to be precise! Owens used a very strong wind to his advantage and managed to whip two balls in the net.
3. Jun Suzuki
Suzuki, who plays for a J-league 2 side, Avispa Fukuoka, scored a direct corner kick goal to make it 5-0 for his team. When a goal from J-league 2 reaches Europe, you know it’s a really good one.
2. Dejan Petkovic
Petkovic is considered the best foreign player to play in Brazil. The famous Pet had an eye for direct set-piece goals and he was always keen to try and score an Olympic goal. While playing for Flamengo, Petkovic scored an outstanding goal from corner.
1. Roberto Carlos
Roberto Carlos is famous for his pace and an incredible left-footed shot. In 2011, while playing for Corinthians, Roberto Carlos scored a trick goal and, again, denied the laws of physics.