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.

- BBC Goal of the Month
Wayne Rooney won the honour a record eight times.

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Bergkamp at the unveiling of his statue at the Emirates Stadium in 2014

Dennis Bergkamp

Dutch professional football coach and former player.

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.

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.

Tony Yeboah

Ghanaian former professional footballer who played as a striker.

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.

Bale playing for Real Madrid in 2018

Gareth Bale

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

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.

The England national football team playing at Wembley.

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.

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.