BBC Goal of the Month

Wayne Rooney won the honour a record eight times.

Monthly segment on BBC's Match of the Day television programme, in honour of the best goal scored each month.

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BBC Goal of the Season

Annual competition and award given on BBC's Match of the Day, in honour of the most spectacular goal scored that season.

The England national football team playing at Wembley.

It is typically contested between the winners of the preceding ten Goals of the Month, although the goal can and has come from any game in the regular season, including international qualifiers and friendlies—potentially from the opening league games of the season to the end of the European season UEFA Champions League final.

Tony Yeboah

Ghanaian former professional footballer who played as a striker.

The attacking player (No. 10) attempts to kick the ball beyond the opposing team's goalkeeper, between the goalposts, and beneath the crossbar (not shown) to score a goal.

He is considered one of the most prominent and prolific goal scorers in Ghanaian and African football history and gained a reputation for scoring spectacular goals which often featured in Goal of the Month or Goal of the Season competitions, often celebrated by wagging his index finger towards the crowd.

Gareth Bale

Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for La Liga club Real Madrid and the Wales national team.

Bale playing for Real Madrid in 2018
Bale with Real Madrid in 2015
Bale in Spurs' line-up before a Premier League match against Chelsea in August 2008
San Jose Earthquakes' Arturo Álvarez evades Bale (left) in a July 2010 friendly in San Jose, California
Bale playing for Tottenham Hotspur in 2011
Bale at his Real Madrid unveiling in September 2013
Atlético Madrid's Arda Turan (left) chasing down Bale in September 2013
Bale playing for Real Madrid in 2015
Bale during the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League campaign
Bale (right) with Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny during a pre-season match in 2018
Bale playing for Wales in a qualifying match against Austria in October 2016
Bale (pictured in 2015) is best known for his pace, athleticism and bending strikes from distance (often using the "knuckleball" technique)
Bale playing for Madrid

This was later awarded the BBC Goal of the Month for August 2010.

Dennis Bergkamp

Dutch professional football coach and former player.

Bergkamp at the unveiling of his statue at the Emirates Stadium in 2014
Bergkamp at Ajax in 1989
Bergkamp playing for Arsenal in 2001
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The Emirates Stadium filling up during Bergkamp's testimonial match between Arsenal and Ajax in July 2006
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Bergkamp before an international match in 1996
Bergkamp statue outside the Emirates Stadium

Bergkamp also achieved a unique feat in being voted first, second and third on Match of the Day's Goal of the Month competition in August 1997.

Craig Bellamy

Welsh former professional footballer who played as a forward.

Bellamy attending a Cardiff City match in 2014
Bellamy playing for Cardiff in 2011
Bellamy warming up before facing Fulham while playing for Liverpool
Bellamy holding the trophy after Cardiff won the 2012–13 Championship
Bellamy playing for Wales in 2011

His first goal was a 20 yard strike from the edge of the 18 yard box which was later named Goal of the Month for September 2009.

Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers, also known simply as the Manics, are a Welsh rock band formed in Blackwood in 1986.

Manic Street Preachers in 2010. From left to right: James Dean Bradfield, touring member Wayne Murray, Nicky Wire and Sean Moore; the open microphone on the far right is a traditional memorial to former member Richey Edwards, who disappeared in 1995.
Manic's James Dean Bradfield in Chicago circa 1992
The "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next" poster
Manic Street Preachers live in Brighton in 2004
Manic Street Preachers playing live in 2010
Manic Street Preachers at the First Direct Arena, Leeds in May 2018
Manic Street Preachers performing live in Brixton O2 Academy, 2014

18) in July, which was also the background music to the BBC's Match of the Day's 'Goal of the Month' competition, and then "An English Gentleman" (No.

Eric Cantona

French actor, director, producer, and former professional footballer.

Cantona at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009
Puppet of Cantona which appeared on the British satirical puppet show Spitting Image during the 1990s
Cantona (far right) at the premiere of Ken Loach‘s film Looking for Eric (2009) at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Cantona at Old Trafford with the Cosmos, 5 August 2011

BBC Sport Goal of the Month: February 1994, December 1996

Tuncay Şanlı

Turkish former footballer and currently the manager of the Turkish club Sakaryaspor.

Tuncay in 2016
Tuncay playing for Middlesbrough in 2009.
Tuncay with Middlesbrough in September 2008
Tuncay warming up for friendly game against Romania in August 2010

His third, in a 1–0 victory over Derby County, was a superb volley from a Stewart Downing cross which won the BBC Match of the Day Goal of the Month award for December 2007, and was later nominated for Goal of the Season.

Keith Gillespie

Northern Irish former professional footballer who plays as a winger for FC Mindwell in the Mid-Ulster Football League.

Gillespie at Sheffield United in 2006

This goal was also a nominee for the December Goal of the Month competition, which Paul Scholes eventually won.

Ruud van Nistelrooy

Dutch professional football coach and former player.

Van Nistelrooy in 2017
Van Nistelrooy (left) playing for Manchester United versus Tottenham Hotspur in 2004
Van Nistelrooy in United colours against Chelsea
Van Nistelrooy playing for Real Madrid during a league game to Villarreal
Van Nistelrooy signing autographs in 2007
Van Nistelrooy being introduced as a Málaga player
Van Nistelrooy with the Netherlands during the 2006 World Cup
Van Nistelrooy (front) with Robin van Persie in 2008

BBC Goal of the Month: March 2003