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Did 1977 'goal of century' beat Zlatan's?
Fischer recreates his 1977 feat for charity in 2005. Photo: DPA

Did 1977 'goal of century' beat Zlatan's?

Published: 17 Nov 2012 11:47 GMT+01:00
Updated: 17 Nov 2012 11:47 GMT+01:00

Klaus Fischer’s goal for Germany against Switzerland on November 16, 1977 has been called the goal of that century. And although he was full of praise for Zlatan’s goal, Fischer said his was more technically difficult.

“I watched the goal on the television,” Fischer told the Hamburger Morgenpost newspaper.

“It was sensational – something that makes your heart flutter. You don’t see a goal like that every day, which is why you always remember them,” he said.

“I don’t want to blow my own trumpet, but my backwards kick was more difficult from a technical point of view than that of Ibrahimovic.

“With mine, the cross came from the side, one had to hit the ball perfectly in the air, with ones back to the goal and also get past the goalkeeper.”

Zlatan’s goal was perhaps more eye-catching, but more straight-forward, he said.

“Zlatan was very far from the goal. But the box was empty. Had he got the ball from a defender not from the goalie he would have certainly not have tried such a thing.”

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17:49 November 17, 2012 by Englishted
Quick look now before GEMA ban it .
19:49 November 17, 2012 by scottfree
Both are incredible, but yes, Fischer's is more technical and therefore even better then Ibrahimovic¦#39;s. Wow on both.
20:00 November 17, 2012 by GiG-DaDDy
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21:44 November 17, 2012 by Englishted
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Thank you for the tip is it legal? or do you get a fine from the lawyers .
00:12 November 18, 2012 by Berlin fuer alles
Ibrahimovic's goal was better. From further out and great presence of mind, quick thinking and instinct to even try it.
09:39 November 18, 2012 by APAP
yea.. Ibrahimovic's goal was spectacular.. technicality?, difficulty?.. Anyways I like to see it again and again more..
07:23 November 21, 2012 by martin collins
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22:29 November 23, 2012 by TRJ
Fischer's is hands down better. His unfolded in dynamic play with a defender and goalkeeper in place to be impediments. Everyone agrees that what Ibra did was only possible without anyone pressuring him and not a single soul defending the goal. Goals like Ibra's occur regularly in Sunday over-40 leagues because no one defends in those games either. And remember, Ibra's goal was against England so the disorganized defense and goalkeeper mistake was almost to be expected.
15:09 November 26, 2012 by franconia
They are both spectacular, but Fischers 90 degree angle pass to him had more velocity and two defenders and the goalie stand almost next to him.
16:13 November 27, 2012 by Boris 316
TRJ What about Germany versus England in the World Championship when England did win even with German argument that the boll was bouncing outside the goal. Was England and its goalkeeper disorganized on this occasion also?
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