1. Giovanni van Bronkhorst, Holland vs Uruguay
One of the great goals of the tournament, in one of the great games of the tournament, by one of Holland’s greatest ever players – turning out in his 105th match for the Oranje. The defensive midfielder only grabbed a handful of strikes in his international career, but this one will linger long in the memory.
A country mile from goal, in an area where only a cross makes real sense, captain Gio whips the controversial Jabulani hard and true into the top corner, helping to secure Holland’s first appearance in a World Cup final since 1978.