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Winner Stays On: Five brand new contenders


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.

Brazil legend Ronaldinho enters our hall of fame after going five weeks undefeated - last week he even beat off two of his own goals to retain the title.

Five weeks of glory means he keeps the trophy (Ed: no such trophy exists) so now we have five new challengers vying to replace him.

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This week's options are:

Contender 1: Jair Benitez - FC Dallas v Vancouver Whitecaps

Benitez scores an outrageous, Beckham-esque effort from 50 yards out.

Contender 2: Rene Enang – Georgia Gwinnett vs Oklahoma City

The footage might be ropey but there's nothing dodgy about this astonishing overhead kick.

Contender 3: Unamed West Brom youngster

This brilliant turn, spin and finish into the top corner is already drawing comparisons with Zinedine Zidane.

Contender 4: Nikola Zigic – Birmingham U21 v Leeds United U21

The giant Serbian striker was trying to build up his fitness for the kids' team but teed himself up and sent a stunning volley into the net.

Contender 5: Justin Kluivert – Ajax youth

Like father, like son. Patrick's offspring scores with a brilliant looping finish.


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