Watch: This wizardry is Zola’s best goal for Chelsea

Yesterday was the anniversary of Gianfranco Zola signing for Chelsea. The little Italian spent seven seasons at Chelsea, scoring 59 goals.  The best of all was a piece of magic at home to Norwich. 

Zola was in the twilight of his career but orchestrated a 4-0 win. The goal came when Le Saux delivered a corner and Zola produced a delicate flick past the onlooking Rob Green.

Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri was happy

“Fantasy, magic. Only Maradona or Pele – only the big players – would do something like that. Gianfranco tries every thing because he is a wizard and the wizard must try.”

Zola dedicated his goal to a boy he saw in hospital at Christmas but died

“I was touched by the smile he gave me.  He was in agony and I hope he will see the goal from wherever he is.”

His job was to entertain

“I think one of my jobs is to entertain.”

This Zola goal was only beaten in Goal of the Season by that Dennis Bergkamp goal for Arsenal against Newcastle.

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