In the world of football, goals come in various forms – from skillful dribbles to powerful strikes. One particular aspect which is quite different and beautiful is the art of scoring goals with headers. A well-executed header not only demands physical skills but also a deep understanding of timing, positioning, and technique. In this article, we will take a look at Top 10 Highest Header Goals In Football History.
Top 10 Highest Header Goals In Football History
1. Cristiano Ronaldo Vs Manchester United (UCL 2013)
The highest jump header goal ever has been scored by none other than Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese superstart achieved this feat against his former club Manchester United while playing for Real Madrid in a Champions League game. It was the first leg of a round of 16 Champions League match at Old Trafford. In order to get a cross, Ronaldo jumped so high that his kness rose to the height of Patrice Evra’s head who was marking him. His header went past David De Gea into the net. The height of Ronaldo’s jump was recorded as a 2.93-metre leap.
2. Youssef En-Nesyri Vs Portugal (FIFA WC 2022)
In the quarter final match of 2022 World Cup, Morocco defeated Portugal to become the first African and Arab side to reach a World Cup semi-final. Youssef En-Nesyri scored the only goal of the game. En-Nesyri took a jump above the Portuguese defence and head the ball downwards into the net. His jump measured at 2.78 meters.
3. Bevis Mugabi Vs Ross County (Scottish Premiership 2021)
In 2021, during a game between Motherwell and Ross County in the Scottish Premiership, Bevis Mugabi scored the third highest jump goal. Motherwell’s Ugandan international defender, Bevis Mugabi, took a jump so high that he just surpassed all other players in the box and scored a header goal against Ross County. The height of his jump was calculated at 2.62 meters high.
4. Fikayo Tomori Vs Juventus (Serie A 2021)
This header goal was quite special because it outplayed the previous highest jump record in the Serie A set by Cristiano Ronaldo. In Milan’s 3-0 win against Juventus, England defender Fikayo Tomori jumped 2.61 metres high, surpassing Giorgi Chiellini who was marking him to send the ball into the net.
5. Victor Osimhen Vs Spezia (Serie A 2023)
When it comes to high jump headers, Serie A players are always ahead. On February 7 2023, during Napoli’s 3-0 win away to Spezia, star striker Osimhen scored a brilliant header, leaping above goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski. Osimhen jumped 2.58 metres to score that astonishing goal.
6. Cristiano Ronaldo Vs Sampdoria (Serie A 2019)
Cristiano Ronaldo’s header goal against Sampdoria in Serie A is 6th highest jump goal but it is definitely the most beautiful header goal ever. One can watch this goal on slow motion for hundred times. Alex Sandro send a cross which was recieved by flying Ronaldo who flick the ball past the goalkeeper. Ronaldo’s gravity-defying leap goal against Sampdoria was recorded at 2.56 metres high.
7. Cristiano Ronaldo Vs Torino (Serie A 2019)
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored a number of high jump goals for Juventus. While playing in the Serie A against Torino in 2018/19, Cristiano Ronaldo took a 2.47m leap and powered his header into the back of the net. His 84th-minute thumping header denied the victory to Torino and the score was leveled.
8. Cristiano Ronaldo Vs Osasuna (La Liga 2011)
In the 2011/12 La Liga season, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Real Madrid against Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu. During a right wing corner, Ronaldo took an astonishing 2.44 metres leap to scored his 3rd goal of the night.
9. Cristiano Ronaldo Vs Sassuolo (Serie A 2021)
This goal was different from Ronaldo’s other header goals because this time Ronaldo won an aerial duel against Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea Consigli. Even after having the benefits of his arms, the goalkeeper was failed to stop Ronaldo from out-jumping him. This goal was recorded at 2.44 metres.
10. Cristiano Ronaldo Vs Wales (Euro 2016)
Cristiano Ronaldo has dominated the list of highest jump goals in football history. During Portugal Vs Wales in Euro 2016, skipper Ronaldo scored one of best goals in the tournament. Ronaldo took a jump of around 2.42 metres high to send the ball into the net.