Remembering when a 38-year-old Roger Milla scored a stunner in the World Cup

When a 38-year-old scores four goals in a World Cup you don’t forget his name in a hurry.

Roger Milla lit up the summer tournament of 1990, but it’s his first goal against Colombia that’s made it to 43 in our 50 greatest World Cup goals countdown.

The striker had previously netted two against Romania to help lead his side to the knockout stages of the competition.

Again the underdogs against the South American nation, Milla produced the goods once more.

After a tense and goalless 90 minutes, the former Montpellier and Monaco forward picked up the ball in the opposition half some 30 yards out.

Milla then skipped past two players before blasting the ball past Rene Higuita.


It only took Milla three minutes to double his and Cameroon’s tally, which led to his iconic dance celebration.

Despite a late scare from Bernardo Redin, Cameroon held on to reach the quater-finals.

Unfortunately for the African nation their journey ended in the next round. A brave performance forced England into extra-time before Gary Lineker secured a win for The Three Lions with a penalty.

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