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Winner Stays On: Can any of these stunners topple Ronaldinho?


In our new feature, each week we will present five goals published on our site and you then decide which is your favourite!

But there is a twist: in classic 'winner stays on' format ,the goal with the most votes then defends the title the following week against four new efforts.

Barcelona legend Ronaldinho has comes in to this week's competition off the back of two successive wins - you can see who he beat last week right here.

It was a big win, too: Ronaldinho earned 57 per cent of the vote; Uche Nwofor came second with 15 per cent; Iasmin Latovlevici was third on 11 per cent; Marcin Lachowski fourth on nine per cent; Peter Ankersen fifth on eight per cent.

There are some superb contenders this week, however. Can anyone steal his crown?

This week's options are:

Reigning champion: Ronaldinho shows he's still got it, scoring a remarkable free-kick for Atletico Mineiro against Botafogo.

Challenger 1: Reading's 17-year-old starlet Liam Kelly scores a free kick that Cristiano Ronaldo would have been proud of in a U18 match against Bolton.

Challenger 2: Everton Ribeiro does his take on the classic "Gazza at Euro '96" for Cruzeiro against Flamengo in the Copa Brazil with what the South Americans call a 'Sombrero' volley.

Challenger 3: Evergreen French striker David Trezeguet scores his first for new side Newell's Old Boys in the Argentine top flight, finishing off a stunning team move in fine style.

Challenger 4: Finnish goalkeeper Kalle Ronkko scores a 60-yard free kick from his own half. None of your lucky bounces here though - this one was straight in the top corner.


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