On August 17th 1996, a fresh-faced David Beckham announced himself to the world with a spectacular 55-yard strike for Manchester United against Wimbledon.
The United and England great considers this wonder strike as his finest, in a career filled with memorable goals.
"My favourite goal has to be the one against Wimbledon, everybody talks about it, and everybody talks about the history of it. But I was more happy about the fact that Eric Cantona came up to me afterwards and said, "Good goal". That was better than scoring the goal from me."
Collecting a pass from Brian McClair, the 21 year old Beckham hits the ball from inside his half and over a despairing Neil Sullivan. The goal is immortalised in this famous BBC television commentary.
David Beckham's famous goal against Wimbledon launched his career (Youtube)
As an astonished John Motson says: "And Beckham saw Sullivan off his line... Ohhh!"
And the rest as they say is history, as a future legend announced himself to the world.