Sergio Ramos scored a wonderful overhead kick for Real Madrid on Sunday night, but it was unfortunately not enough to stop his side falling to a 3-2 defeat at his former club, Sevilla.


It may not have been the cleanest strike in the world from the Spaniard, but it was still unreal technique from a defender and it'll certainly be one of the strikes the player is most proud of by the time his career comes to a close. Though, it begs a question...

Given defenders aren't exactly renowned for their scoring of excellent goals, they do crop up from time to time. And here's a collection of nine of the best scored in the game.


Erik Edman (vs. Liverpool)


Anfield has seen some superb goals hit the net down the years. But there haven't been too many better than this one from at the time Tottenham full back Erik Edman, who unleashed a thunderbolt of an effort from 35 yards back in 2005.


It may be the only lasting memory we'll have of the Swede in the Premier League, but it ain't a bad way to be remembered is it?!



Phil Jagielka (vs. Liverpool)


As Edman's entry was being...entered, I guess...this gem from last season came to mind. All because of the Anfield link.


Phil Jagielka's finest moment in Everton blue came in the dying moments of a Merseyside derby last season, as the Toffees were trailing 1-0 and on the verge of defeat. But nah, Jags wasn't having any of that. The game ended 1-1, though this could have counted for 2...​



Philippe Mexès (vs. Anderlecht)


The first of two players with two entries in this list is...Philippe Mexès?!


Bizarre to some of us, perhaps. But while the Frenchman might be something of a headcase he's more than capable of pulling off the most outrageous of strikes. The first of his two comes from Milan's Champions League clash with Anderlecht in 2012



Roberto Carlos (vs. France)​


This is perhaps one of the beautiful game's most legendary goals.


Not because of the timing, the magnitude of the game (it came in Le Tournoi, a friendly tournament in 1997 ahead of the 1998 World Cup - which England WON), but because of the sheer defiance of the laws of science. Ladies and gentlemen...Roberto Carlos (part one).



Matt Lowton (vs. Stoke)


He's not Roberto Carlos by any stretch of the imagination, but good lord was this a goal and a half from then Aston Villa defender Matty Lowton?


Stoke City's players could only watch on as Lowton chested a high clearance from Charlie Adam, and he waited for the ball to drop before unleashing the perfect strike to give Villa a late, late win.



Pa Modou Kah (vs VVV Venlo) 


Perhaps one of the names you'll not have heard of. But Pa Modou Kah got right in on the act when then club Roda JC were thumping VVV Venlo in the Dutch league in the 2010/11 season. 


Check out this scissor kick strike and the hilarious celebration.



Anton Ferdinand (vs. Fulham)


Rio Ferdinand was always the better of the two Ferdinand brothers. But maybe Rio would have swapped one of his six Community Shield wins for a goal like Anton scored against Fulham.


Check it out. Anton absolutely leathers the ball on the half-turn-full-volley to put the Hammers ahead. As Alan Partridge would say...Thriker!



Roberto Carlos (vs. Tenerife)


The Brazilian appears for the second time with another goal from way back in the 1990's. This one is the lesser known "impossible goal" from a clash with Tenerife, while playing for Real Madrid.


It seems impossible and perhaps should be top of the list, but finds itself lower down as the goalkeeper dealt with the ball as irresponsibly as your friend at 4 am on a Sunday morning.



Samuel Umtiti (vs. Tottenham)


You seriously just have to consider how difficult a skill this is. Samuel Umtiti scored this stunning half volley in the Europa League against Tottenham back in 2013, and there's a reason why the commentators in the clip below were acting as if their heads were about to explode.


The goal made new Aston Villa boss Remi Garde a happy man.



Phillippe Mexes (vs. Inter)


And the second one from crazy Phil.


This one came in last summer's International Champions Cup (so it didn't really matter that much) but regardless of the stakes this goal simply needs to be given the credit it deserves.


It's a current nominee for the FIFA Puskas Award, so go on and remind yourself one more time...



Alessandro Florenzi (vs. Barcelona)


The jury's out on this one, considering Alessandro Florenzi is recognised across the game as a midfielder/winger. But, his goal against Barcelona is fresh in the memory, and on the day in the 1-1 Champions League draw he played at right back. It's a good enough excuse for me.


The Italian is another nominee for the FIFA Puskas Award, and given the distance, shock and execution of the goal against the European champions, it's the best on this list. 


(Opened a big can of worms there, haven't I?)


Go on then, which one was best? And what have we missed?