Celebrating Birthday : Five best goals by Portuguese winger Nani

Portugal's forward "Nani" Cunha (L) celebrates after scoring a goal against Bosnia Hergovina during their Euro 2012 play-off second leg football match at Luz Stadium in Lisbon on November 15, 2011. AFP PHOTO/ PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA

Former Manchester United player and currently Sporting Lisbon winger Nani has turned 29 today and we have compiled a list of his best goals over years, to celebrate his birthday.

1. Amazing back-heel goal for Manchester United vs Bayern Munich:

It was an example of sheer brilliance by Nani. Antonio Valencia passed the ball to the penalty box and an alert Nani surprised the goalkeeper with a stunning back-heel.

2. Solo goal for Sporting Lisbon vs NK Maribor:

It is an incident from an important UEFA Champions League match. Taking a pass at the end of the penalty box, Nani fooled all the defenders and the goalkeeper and sent the ball to the back of the net with a lovely touch.


3. Manchester United against Chelsea, 2009/10:

What a thunderous strike it was! Nani has always scored some wonderful long range goals and it might triumph all of them. Chelsea players were at a loss when Nani scored this stunner.

4. Nani for Manchester United vs Arsenal:

5. Nani for Portugal vs Bosnia:

Finally, we include one international goal by the Portuguese winger. Playing with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo is always one of the most difficult tasks and Nani has always passed the test. Take a look at another vicious long range goal from the winger. Portugal won this match 6-2 in the end.

Do you think there are other goals by Nani that deserved to be in this list? Let us know in the comments below.


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