The Greatest Goal I Ever Saw… Georgi Kinkladze vs Middlesbrough, December 1995

Georgi Kinkladze

When Juninho joined Middlesbrough in October 1995, it was a transfer that played out on Ceefax to widespread disbelief. Before then, Premier League imports tended to be outcasts, ageing stars or those who couldn’t make it in Serie A.

But Juninho was Brazil’s No.10. And the day I saw him score his first goal for Boro was the day I saw possibly the greatest goal I’d ever seen. Only it wasn’t Juninho’s goal.

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