From classic heavyweight encounters in the finals of the World Cup and Champions League, to underdogs punching above their weight in the FA Cup, here are some video clips of our favourite matches.

...And if you have other classic matches that you think are worthy of sharing then please get in touch with us.

Video Clips of Classic Football Matches


No. 1 1966 England 4:2 West Germany World Cup Final

Hardly original, but you don't need to be English to recognise this as one of the great World Cup finals. Two great rivals, a controversial goal that remains questioned to this day, extra-time, and a blistering last-minute strike to finish things off.


No. 2 1986 France 1:1 Brazil World Cup Quarter-Final

Brazil's team of 1986 wasn't quite the vintage of 1982, whilst the French team, Platini, Giresse, Tigana et al were reaching their pomp, it all made for a classic World Cup encounter.


No. 3 1997 Middlesbrough 3:3 Chesterfield FA Cup Semi-Final

Third-tier Chesterfield are robbed of a FA Cup final place against big-spending Middlesborough as the ref fails to award them a goal which would have taken them 3:0 up. Boro' fight back but the Spireites have the last laugh with a late equaliser in extra-time.


No. 4 2005 Liverpool 3:3 AC Milan Champions League Final

They dubbed it the Miracle of Istanbul, as Liverpool fought back from 3:0 down to level against AC Milan, before going on to triumph in the penalty shootout.