Which are some teams that you would consider to be long-range specialists?

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by dor02, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. dor02

    dor02 Member

    Aug 9, 2004
    Melbourne
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Who are known to have a reputation for scoring goals from long distances? Mention a team from the past and in present times and it can be a national team or a club.

    The Dynamo Kiev sides of the 70s and 80s are one and in recent years, Lecce have regularly scored goals from more than 25 metres.
     
  2. Father Ted

    Father Ted BigSoccer Supporter

    Manchester United, Galway United, New York Red Bulls
    Nov 2, 2001
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Holland in the 1978 WC scored a number of spectacular goals from long range.
     
  3. astabooty

    astabooty Member

    Nov 16, 2002
    China
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dynamo Kiev of 03/04 I think it was.
     
  4. Sempre

    Sempre ****************** Member+

    Mar 4, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    **sniff sniff**
     
  5. Sempre

    Sempre ****************** Member+

    Mar 4, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    The two against Zoff were killers. Knocked us out of the
    final.
     
  6. Moishe

    Moishe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Mar 6, 2005
    Here there and everywhere.
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    IIRC USSR had some scorchers in WC play in 1986 I think.
     
  7. johno

    johno Member+

    Jul 15, 2003
    in the wind
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Portugal now... and last season, ManU... well, Rooney really :D
     
  8. king_saladin

    king_saladin New Member

    Oct 5, 2004
    MI, USA
    They try
    Alan Smith tried to Beckham it from halfway
    Though the only long range shot that was scored in Old Trafford last season didn't count as a goal
     
  9. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
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    United States
    West Germany's world cup winning 1990 side certainly had some guys who could shoot from long range. I remember Mattheaus, Brehme, and I believe Littbarski as well all had quite a shot.
     
  10. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    mokum
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    they weren't the greatest team or anything, but the mid-to-late '90's yugoslavia side has some real bombers

    the current liverpool isn't bad with hamann, gerrard, riise, kewell and cisse
     
  11. dor02

    dor02 Member

    Aug 9, 2004
    Melbourne
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Maybe he took some shots from far distances but the goal he scored against Colombia which was his only goal for the tornament wasn't from long range. He had a good chance to score from long range in the final and his shot missed the goals by less than a metre.
     
  12. dor02

    dor02 Member

    Aug 9, 2004
    Melbourne
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    You're right, it was in 1986 and most of them were Dynamo Kiev players.
     
  13. dor02

    dor02 Member

    Aug 9, 2004
    Melbourne
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    You're probably thinking of the season that just finished because Kiev scored a few goals from long range. In the 2003-2004 season they only scored one or two from long range.

    In the previous season, Bayer Leverkussen scored some beauties from far distances.
     
  14. dor02

    dor02 Member

    Aug 9, 2004
    Melbourne
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Especially Arie Haan's goal from 40 metres. From what I've heard, Zoff's excuse was that the sun was in his eyes.
     

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