Beckham’s free kick versus Greece: This might be David Beckham’s most famous and most important goal in his entire football career. In fact it surely is. The goal that help secure passage to the World Cup for England. Practice makes perfect as they say and Beckham must of bent this free kick into the net in training thousands of times. So many times that he makes it look easy.
And Beckham’s free kick goal versus Greece was a goal that helped redeem him to English soccer fans as well. Beckham was hated for a while after his red card in the World Cup versus Argentine, where it kick out and stupidly was given a red card. It should have been a yellow if anything.
But Beckham steps up under all the pressure and whips in this free kick and restores himself to his country. This is from quite a way out too…not any easy strike at all. Bend it like Beckham into the corner and send your country to the World Cup. Beckham doesn’t get enough credit for just how good a footballer he really he is. And especially in crunch time and under so much pressure.
In the 93rd minute of stoppage time, he whipped in one of his trademark free kicks past Greek goalkeeper Nikopolidis. The goal by the England captain would send England to the World Cup in Japan and South Korea in 2002. It is fitting that the goal also came at Beckham’s stomping ground of Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium.
Watch David Beckham’s free kick versus Greece in the video below. Many call this free kick goal the greatest of all-time. Look back at David Beckham’s last gasp free-kick against Greece which secured qualification for the 2002 World Cup.