8 spectacular goals that went viral in 2011

Here’s the strikes most searched for his year (in America). Pick it out.

GOOGLE HAS PUT out its annual zeitgeist list of most searched things of the year, including this year’s 10 most-searched soccer goals.

They’re a mix of important goals (Abby Wambach in the Women’s World Cup), iconic goal (Wayne Rooney’s bicycle kick), and just plain wild goals (Ronaldinho’s zero-degree goal for Flamengo).

Wambach’s goal was the outright winner — generating three of the top-10 searches.

8. Neymar

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7. Roberto Mancini with his classic back-heel in 1999 (weird)

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6. Joonas Jokinen does a back flip as he scores a penalty kick, April 7

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5. Mexico’s Andres Guardado bangs home an incredible volley against Costa Rica, June 14

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4. Ronaldinho scores from a zero-degree angle for Flamengo, September 1

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3. David Beckham scores from a corner kick

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2. Rooney’s derby day bicycle kick

Watch it here

1. Abby Wambach scores a last-second header against Brazil in the Women’s World Cup

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