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The Goal of the Season is an annual competition and award given on BBC's Match of the Day, in honour of the most spectacular goal scored that season. It is typically contested between the winners of the preceding ten Goals of the Month, although the goal can and has come from any game in the regular season, including international qualifiers and friendlies - potentially from the opening league games of the season to the end of the European season UEFA Champions League final. In several instances, the goal has come in the final game of the domestic season, the FA Cup Final, the most recent example of which is Steven Gerrard's last minute goal in 2006.

In general, the winning goal has occurred for an English side within the domestic English league or cups, although these are not particular rules—Kenny Dalglish's goal in 1982–83 for Scotland being an example. The goal usually comes from competitions to which the BBC holds television rights and which are shown under the MoTD banner—at present Premier League highlights—although some have come from the equivalent Sportscene broadcast by BBC Scotland. Due to the lack of BBC European club football coverage, held predominantly by ITV and Sky, no goal of the season has ever been scored in European club competition despite many contenders.

Due to a transfer of broadcast rights, the entries for the 2001–02, 2002–03 and 2003–04 seasons were decided on ITV's The Premiership.

List of winners

Season Scorer For Against Stadium Competition Date Commentator
1970–71 Ernie Hunt Coventry City Everton Highfield Road First Division 3 October 1970 Barry Davies
1971–72 Ronnie Radford Hereford United Newcastle United Edgar Street FA Cup Third Round replay 5 February 1972 John Motson
1972–73 Peter Osgood Chelsea Arsenal Stamford Bridge FA Cup Sixth Round 17 March 1973 David Coleman
1973–74 Alan Mullery Fulham Leicester City Craven Cottage FA Cup Fourth Round 26 January 1974 John Motson
1974–75 Mickey Walsh Blackpool Sunderland Bloomfield Road Second Division 1 February 1975 Barry Davies
1975–76 Gerry Francis Queens Park Rangers Liverpool Loftus Road First Division 16 August 1975 John Motson
1976–77 Terry McDermott Liverpool Everton Maine Road FA Cup Semi Final 23 April 1977 John Motson
1977–78 Archie Gemmill Nottingham Forest Arsenal City Ground First Division 21 January 1978 David Coleman
1978–79 Ray Kennedy Liverpool Derby County Baseball Ground First Division 24 February 1979 John Motson
1979–80 Justin Fashanu Norwich City Liverpool Carrow Road First Division 9 February 1980 Barry Davies
1980–81 Tony Morley Aston Villa Everton Goodison Park First Division 7 February 1981 John Motson
1981–82 Cyrille Regis West Bromwich Albion Norwich City The Hawthorns FA Cup Fifth Round 13 February 1982 Alan Parry
1982–83 Kenny Dalglish Scotland Belgium Heysel Stadium, Brussels Euro '84 Qualifier 15 December 1982 Tony Gubba
1983–84 Danny Wallace Southampton Liverpool The Dell First Division 16 March 1984 Barry Davies
1984–85 Graeme Sharp Everton Liverpool Anfield First Division 20 October 1984 John Motson
1985–86 Bryan Robson England Israel Tel Aviv International Friendly 26 February 1986 Barry Davies
1986–87 Keith Houchen Coventry City Tottenham Hotspur Wembley FA Cup Final 16 May 1987 John Motson
1987–88 John Aldridge Liverpool Nottingham Forest Hillsborough FA Cup Semi Final 9 April 1988 John Motson
1988–89 John Aldridge Liverpool Everton Wembley FA Cup Final 20 May 1989 John Motson
1989–90 Ian Wright Crystal Palace Manchester United Wembley FA Cup Final 12 May 1990 John Motson
1990–91 Paul Gascoigne Tottenham Hotspur Arsenal Wembley FA Cup Semi Final 14 April 1991 Barry Davies
1991–92 Mickey Thomas Wrexham Arsenal Racecourse Ground FA Cup Third Round 4 January 1992 Tony Gubba
1992–93 Dalian Atkinson Aston Villa Wimbledon Selhurst Park Premier League 3 October 1992 Clive Tyldesley
1993–94 Rod Wallace Leeds United Tottenham Hotspur Elland Road Premier League 17 April 1994 Gerald Sinstadt
1994–95 Matthew Le Tissier Southampton Blackburn Rovers Ewood Park Premier League 10 December 1994 Clive Tyldesley
1995–96 Tony Yeboah Leeds United Wimbledon Selhurst Park Premier League 23 September 1995 Barry Davies
1996–97 Trevor Sinclair Queens Park Rangers Barnsley Loftus Road FA Cup Fourth Round 25 January 1997 John Motson
1997–98 Dennis Bergkamp Arsenal Leicester City Filbert Street Premier League 27 August 1997 Tony Gubba
1998–99 Ryan Giggs Manchester United Arsenal Villa Park FA Cup Semi Final replay 14 April 1999 Jon Champion
1999–00 Paolo Di Canio West Ham United Wimbledon Upton Park Premier League 26 March 2000 Simon Brotherton
2000–01 Shaun Bartlett Charlton Athletic Leicester City The Valley Premier League 1 April 2001 Jon Champion
2001–02 Dennis Bergkamp Arsenal Newcastle United St James' Park Premier League 2 March 2002
2002–03 Thierry Henry Arsenal Spurs Highbury Premier League 16 November 2002 Clive Tyldesley
2003–04 Dietmar Hamann Liverpool Portsmouth Anfield Premier League 17 March 2004
2004–05 Wayne Rooney[1] Manchester United Middlesbrough Old Trafford FA Cup Fourth Round 29 January 2005 John Motson
2005–06 Steven Gerrard Liverpool West Ham United Millennium Stadium FA Cup Final 13 May 2006 John Motson
2006–07 Wayne Rooney[2] Manchester United Bolton Wanderers Old Trafford Premier League 17 March 2007 Steve Wilson
2007–08 Emmanuel Adebayor[3] Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur White Hart Lane Premier League 15 September 2007 John Motson
2008–09 Glen Johnson[4] Portsmouth Hull City Fratton Park Premier League 22 November 2008 Simon Brotherton

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