This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 2 °C Saturday 29 February, 2020

Steph Roche's spectacular goal might be even more loved in the UK than in Ireland

Only a World Cup bite deprived Roche of being BBC Sport’s most viewed video.

Can Roche win the Puskas Award on 12 January?
Can Roche win the Puskas Award on 12 January?
Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

WITHOUT HAVING A calculator to hand, it is impossible to know how many times Steph Roche’s wonder-goal has been viewed – but it has to be at about 1 trillion now, doesn’t it?

Roche’s strike is up against Robin van Persie’s header and James Rodriguez’a volley for the Puskas Award, FIFA’s goal of the year competition.

It is up to the public to vote for the winner on 12 January and this BBC Sport announcement of their top stories of the year should give Roche some confidence.

Roche’s exceptional bit of skill was the most viewed goal on their site in 2014 and the second most watched clip, after Luis Suarez’s bite in the World Cup against Italy.



This goal has turned into Gangnam Style at this stage – almost every day it hits another milestone or breaks another online record.

And for good measure, here is the screamer once again.

Source: Ed Rice/YouTube

You can vote for Roche’s goal here.

Tim Sherwood’s throwing his gilet into as many rings as possible to get back into management

Premier League teams are fighting over the chance to employ the shrewdest peaked cap in England

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel