Gareth Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo: Whose bicycle-kick was searched most in 2018?

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Dec 31, 2018, 07:55 PM IST
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Gareth Bale (L), Cristiano Ronaldo (R). Photograph:(Reuters)

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In 2018, football topped the chart as FIFA World Cup 2018 was the most searched sport-related topic. 

Google has released the list of most searched topics of the year and in sports, football topped the chart as FIFA World Cup 2018 was the most searched sport-related topic. 

There were moments which were praised by fans and spectators worldwide and are worth mentioning as we summarise the year 2018. 

Apart from the football world cup, the club games too grabbed eyeballs, especially for the bicycle kicks. 

Without delaying it further, here we are comparing the two popular goals which made headlines.  

1. Cristiano Ronaldo's overhead bicycle kick for his previous club Real Madrid against current club Juventus, which was also voted UEFA's goal of the season. 

2. Gareth Bale's jaw-dropping reverse kick for Real Madrid against Premier League Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final. 

Out of these two, guess which goal was searched most in the year. Well, the answer is Cristiano's stunning goal when he scored with a sensational overhead bicycle kick and stunned Juve's then goalkeeper Gigi Buffon. 

Top five related queries.

Here are the stats generated by Google: 

Worldwide, the topic was searched most in Nigeria.

Interest by region (worldwide).

In India, the topic was searched most in Kerala, followed by Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu.

Interest in the topic by sub-region (India).

Relive Cristiano's goal one more time, watch here.


Also, watch Gareth Bale's goal. 


Ronaldo said it was "the best goal" of his career and it helped Real to a 3-0 win on the night and moved them a step closer to an eventual quarter-final victory over Juve.