Monday 06 May 2019, 11:20

Ocampo strike voted Women’s World Cup’s Greatest Goal

  • Wonder goal came in the draw with England at Germany 2011

  • users voted it greatest Women's World Cup goal out of ten finalists

  • Strikes by Song Xiaoli and Carli Lloyd second and third respectively

A grand total of 771 goals have been scored in the history of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™. In the countdown to the eighth staging of the competition, in France, we asked you the fans to choose the very best of the lot, and your verdict is in. users’ greatest goal in Women's World Cup history is Monica Ocampo’s long-range strike in Mexico’s opening match at Germany 2011, which came out on top in the vote held between 18 April and 6 May.

Thousands of votes came in from all over the planet, with Ocampo’s effort beating the goal Song Xiaoli scored for China PR in their first match of the 2007 tournament, one they hosted. Taking third place was Carli Lloyd's unforgettable hit for USA from the halfway line in the Final at Canada 2015.

The winning goal

Germany 2011 saw Mexico make their return to the world finals after a 12-year absence, with their opening match coming against England in Wolfsburg. Though Fara Williams put the Lionesses ahead, the Mexicans did not let their heads drop and pulled level through Ocampo’s wonder strike just 12 minutes later.

Receiving possession in the middle of the opposition half, the Mexican player took a couple of paces forward before powering a dipping drive just under the crossbar and into the top corner of the net. El Tri held on to collect a point, their first ever at the Women’s World Cup, on their second appearance in the competition.