1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico™

31 May - 29 June

1986 FIFA World Cup™

Video Vault: Goal of the Century

It is one of the most iconic FIFA World Cup™ goals, and one that FIFA.com users voted the World Cup Goal of the Century. Diego Maradona’s immortal 11-second dash left fans purring at Mexico 1986, netting a magnificent solo effort against England in the quarter-final, four minutes after the infamous ‘Hand of God’.

Three decades after Maradona’s slaloming run and ice-cool finish at the Estadio Azetca, legends of the beautiful game – from Fabio Cannavaro to Ronaldo – sat down to discuss the World Cup winner’s moment of brilliance in the above video. A certain La Albiceleste No10 also reveals how ‘El Pibe de Oro’ is his World Cup hero.

The above footage is part of FIFA’s archive of videos highlighting significant stories in FIFA World Cup history. (PRESS CC for language captions)

Explore this topic

Recommended Stories

2018 FIFA World Cup™ 

The legendary goal consigned to history

29 Mar 2018

2018 FIFA World Cup™ 

Maradona: My five most memorable World Cup moments

30 Oct 2017