Some of the world’s greatest footballers of current and yesteryear will be looking to reproduce some of that sporting greatness on the golf course this summer.
At the ICONS of Football 2017 Tournament, English football legends will take on Rest of the World football stars in a battle at the Belfry from 23rd-25th June.
These Icons will be trading in boots and balls for a set of golf clubs, where they will see how their finishing ability and touch on the football pitch will transition on to the golf course.
From classic goals on the International stage to long range efforts for their clubs, the ROTW team are no strangers to brilliant goals. The team will need to bring their ‘A game’ to beat the England team, but many of the ROTW players are accustomed to winning.
Here a look at some of the most memorable goals from five members of the ROTW team…
Ryan Giggs is one of the most decorated footballers in the British game and one of his most iconic moments came in an FA Cup semi final replay v Arsenal in 1999.
With the game notched at 1-1 and the match deep into extra time, Giggs took it upon himself to change the match and, with the ball at the halfway line, weaved through Arsenal defenders before blasting it into the top corner to give United the win.
His celebration is one of the most iconic moments in FA Cup history fans can expect a similar reaction if Giggs nails a tough putt on the 18th to win the ICONS of Football Tournament this June.
Alessandro Del Piero had a historic career at Juventus but one of the star striker’s biggest goals came on football’s grandest stage.
With Italy winning by a goal in the waning moments of extra time against Germany in the 2006 World Cup semi final, Del Piero put the game out of reach with a cheeky blast that soared straight into the top right corner leading Italy to the World Cup final, which they won in penalties.
There was a time when Andriy Shevchenko was the best player in Europe; he proved it over the course of his career with excellent finishing ability and blazing pace.
His goal against Juventus with Milan is one of the impressive goals in football history. Racing past defenders, Shevchenko was outside the right corner of the box and blasted a strike across his body, dipping just in time to find the top left corner of the net.
It is not often that a goalkeeper finds himself on the scoresheet. Peter Schmeichel is not only an excellent shot-stopper but he also had an eye for goal as he notched 11 goals over his career. One of his more impressive goals came when he scored against Everton, becoming the first goalkeeper to score a Premier League goal.
Gabriel Batistuta scored more than 200 goals in his career and there were many that left fans shaking their heads in amazement and disbelief. One such goal came in a 2000 Champions League game against Manchester United. If Batistuta can strike the golf ball as well as he took that shot against Man United, it will be a long day for the England side at the Belfry in June.
To see these iconic goalscorers, and their ROTW teammates, book your tickets to see ICONS of Football 2017 now – www.icons-series.com