Eight world-class players that have scored goals directly from a corner


Toni Kroos produced a moment of pure magic on Wednesday evening.

The German midfielder started in Real Madrid's Supercopa de Espana semi-final against Valencia in Saudi Arabia.

And he would break the deadlock after 15 minutes in incredible fashion.

Kroos was poised to take a corner-kick when he saw Jaume Doménech off his line.

So he decided to go for goal and, incredibly, he pulled it off.

That got us thinking, what other world-class players have scored goals directly from a corner?

We've done some research and have listed some players that have previously done what Kroos achieved on Wednesday.

Angel di Maria | Nimes vs PSG | September 1, 2018

The opposition goalkeeper wasn't even that far away from his goal but Di Maria went for it anyway.

The 'keeper got a hand to his effort but wasn't able to prevent it going in at the near post.

Mohamed Salah | EGYPT vs Swaziland | October 12, 2018

Salah decided to replicate Di Maria a month after his goal.

The Liverpool winger caught Swaziland's goalkeeper napping as his effort went in just under the bar.

Diego Forlan | Fluminense vs INTERNACIONAL | July 13, 2013

Forlan was nearing the end of his career when he netted from a corner against Fluminense.

His piece of brilliance proved to be the winner.

Thierry Henry | NEW YORK RED BULLS vs Columbus Crew | September 15, 2012

Henry was a genius so it's not surprising that he managed to score from a corner.

He did so while playing for New York Red Bulls in 2012.

David Beckham | LA GALAXY vs Metapan | August 24, 2011

Beckham scored twice directly from a corner, but the better of the two came against Metapan.

It may not have gone in had there not been a mix-up between defender and goalkeeper, though.

Alvaro Recoba | NACIONAL vs Liverpool (Uruguayan side) | September 10, 2012

Recoba was brilliant for Inter Milan during the 2010s but arguably the best goal of his career came for Nacional at the age of 36.

The Uruguayan's corner-kick looped over the 'keeper and went in off the back-post. A stunning strike.

Ronaldinho | Avai vs FLAMENGO | August 31, 2011

It's also not surprising that Ronaldinho managed to score directly from a corner in his career.

The Brazilian managed the feat while playing for Flamengo.

Roberto Carlos | CORINTHIANS vs Portuguese | January 17, 2011

We've saved the best until last.

At the age of 37, Carlos scored directly from a corner with THE OUTSIDE OF HIS FOOT. Outrageous.

It really is a tough order to score from a corner.

You've either got to have quick-thinking and catch a goalkeeper off his line, or you've just got to be unbelievably talented.

Şükrü Gülesin was undoubtedly the latter.


The Turkish striker is actually said to have scored 32 (yes, 32!) goals directly from a corner in his career.

That'a record that surely will never, ever be beaten.

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