I've been spending lots of time with my kids educating them about this historic World Cup. So in the process I've identified ten of my favorite soccer clips. A few are consumer-generated, but all are "consumer fortified" (in the forms of views, comments, sharing, etc). A few like Nike's "Good Versus Evil" were not appropriate to share with kids but still made my list. Enjoy, and please send any obvious ones I missed. (For reference, here's a post I wrote in 2006 about World Cup CGM campaigns.)
Nike Joga Consumer-Generated Media Soccer (2006): You'll watch this several times - trust me. This ranks among my favorite soccer and "consumer-generated" spots. Nike essentially spliced together hundreds of soccer clips from contributors.
Diego Maradona's "Goal of the Century" (1986 World Cup): OK, I've watched this one about a thousand times, but it's worth it. This is from a game between Argentina & England in the 1986 World Cup.
Nike "Good vs. Evil" -- Good guys take on the bad guys in Rome's Coliseum. Don't show this one to the kids. I'm serious!
Pele "Head Shot" Goal in 1970 World Cup: Short but sweet. Pele was a hero to all my friends while in primary school in the 70s. He was also a Grand Marshall of the Pasadena Rose Parade...quite a thrill for me at the time.
Nike "Write the Future" (2010 South Africa World Cup)- Pretty amazing. And funny! This is the video clip that's stealing all the buzz (so far) for this year's World Cup.
Women's World Cup Soccer Final (1999): I struggled to find a decent version of this on YouTube, but here's a clunky version that captures the full drama of the entire penalty kick exercise with China. I'm especially devoted to this moment because I was actually in attendance. Truly and amazing and inspiring moment.
Diego Maradona - La Mano De Dios " -- No soccer list could possibly be complete without this 15 second gem.
Brazil Score vs. USA (1999): Another inspiring goal from Women's World Cup (China).
Best Goal Ever: This is billed as "the best goal ever" on YouTube. I honestly have no idea who's playing (and don't care), but I'm inclined to agree this is one of the best.
Great Goal Montage: Awesome montage of great goals across a host of games