The forwardâs goal sealed an unlikely tournament victory and still resonates through Greeceâs struggles, on and off the pitch; not bad for a scruffy header
Hereâs a question without an answer: what is the greatest tournament-winning goal ever scored? Despite a lack of superlative silverware clinchers, any debate on the subject remains pointless without considering context. A shock winner (such as the recently departed Alcides Ghiggia silencing the Maracanã in 1950) or a moment of controversy (Geoff Hurst, 1966) will linger longer in the memory than an aesthetic wonder. Sometimes, a tournamentâs final, decisive moment assumes this extra significance because it perfectly frames what has gone before.