Wolves star Ruben Neves reveals his TOP FIVE career goals
Ruben Neves is the king of long range wonderstrikes with eleven of his fifteen Wolves goals hit from outside the area… the Portuguese maestro reveals his TOP FIVE career goals
- Ruben Neves has revealed his five favourite goals he’s scored in his career
- The Portuguese has dazzled fans with an array of wonderstrikes for Wolves
- Eleven of the 23-year-old’s 15 Wolves goals have been scored outside the box
- SCROLL DOWN to find out which goals make Neves’ top five shortlist
When it comes to picking out a favourite Ruben Neves strike, Wolves fans are spoilt for choice.
Since sealing his £15.8million switch to Molineux in 2017, the Portuguese maestro has dazzled fans with spectacular strikes. Staggeringly, 11 of his 15 goals for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have been from outside the penalty area.
That figure makes the 23-year-old one of the most lethal long-range finishers in world football.
Wolves fans have been treated to an array of spectacular strikes from star Ruben Neves
Since joining in 2017, eleven of Neves’s 15 Wolves goals have been struck from outside the box
The 23-year-old has given his verdict on the best five goals he has scored in his career
The midfielder’s strikes against Derby County, Espanyol and Manchester United have attracted the most acclaim on social media, but which goal does Neves favour most?
‘The Derby County goal was a special one,’ Neves revealed to the official club website. ‘I don’t have a top five list. It’s hard to say which goals are better than others, but the top one is definitely Derby County.
Neves rated his thunderous volleyed effort against Derby as his favourite career goal
The 23-year-old flicked a cleared header into the Molineux sky before driving home
Neves said his strike for boyhood club Porto against Academica followed up in close second
NEVES’ TOP 5 GOALS
1. vs Derby County (H) 11.04.2018
2. vs Academica (A) 23.04.2016
3. vs Sheffield Weds (A) 15.12.2017
4. vs Sheffield Utd (H) 03.02.2018
5. vs Manchester Utd (H) 19.08.2019
‘If I was to put them in order, for me it would be: Derby County first, second is one I scored for Porto against Academica away, then the third one is Sheffield Wednesday away, fourth Sheffield United at home and the fifth is Man United from this season.’
Neves’ selection omits a number of incredible strikes that have got Wolves fans off their seats, including his stunning volley against Espanyol in the Europa League Round of 32.
An Adama Traore cross was met with a looping defensive header from Espanyol, Neves held off a challenge from an opposing midfielder to control the ball with his chest and lash home a marvellous volley from outside the area.
‘I would put that over Espanyol because the Man United one was a hard movement to do and I needed to be really fast as my first touch was so bad, so I needed to give it another one, but fortunately I was fast enough to score.’
His goals against Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday and Man United made up the top five
Surprisingly, Neves’s stunning volley against Espanyol does not feature in his shortlist
The Portuguese lashed onto a defensive clearance to thunder home in the Europa League tie
Neves’ top five contains none of the long-range free kicks the Portuguese has struck home for the Premier League side, with the midfielder firing against Brentford, Everton and Arsenal from dead-ball situations.
But it was his strike away to Cardiff City in Wolves’ promotion season that Neves feels was his most important goal for the west midlands club.
‘For the club, my most important goal was the Cardiff one, because they were second at the time and that win gave us a really good distance from them.’
As far as Wolves fans are concerned, there is the hope that there will be plenty more wonderstrikes to come from the midfielder. If and when the football season continues, they’ll be relying on Neves to help guide them to a strong league finish as well as European glory.
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