While you may have seen the occasional Vine coming up in your news feeds, the site itself is an endless treasure-trove of bite-size entertainment. While videos of almost any nature can be found, there is no better way to use social media than spreading soccer fever and after scouring through countless six-second clips, World Soccer Talk brings you the definitive top-ten list of the best Vines to follow for highlights from the beautiful game.
The American competition is quickly growing a global reputation, as big name talents and new franchises continue to make headlines. With the current season nearing its end, devotees can revisit their favourite team moments from over the year as multiple clips are posted each day. The current focus of the Vine is on departing hero Landon Donovan, with the star forward’s greatest hits being shown piece by piece.
2. Soccer Vines
Soccer Vines is the foremost destination on the site and exemplifies the philosophy behind Vine with clips of the sports’ daily highpoints, blunders and everything in-between. Fans can spend hours being mesmerised by Gareth Bale’s super strikes, or chuckle at the footage of Lionel Messi signing the shirt of a pitch invader.
3. Soccer Highlights
Collecting the essential moments from competitions across the globe, Soccer Highlights should be one of the first Vines any fan of the sport should be following. Along with clips from all the first-class on field action, Soccer Highlights also posts a number of clips of lower-leagues and training sessions.
4. Beautiful Soccer Goals
What is better about the game than the moment a seemingly impossible 30 yard strike crashes into the top corner of the net? Or when a superstar such as Lionel Messi beats three defenders on his own before sliding the ball around a helpless goalkeeper? Everyone watching knows when one of these special goals have been scored, and Beautiful Soccer Goals assembles the best from the world’s top players.
5. Epic Soccer
One of the original soccer Vines, this page has been a home for fans to share their love for all aspects of the sport. Now reaching an astounding 35 thousand followers, Epic Soccer’s main focus is La Liga but is being updated constantly with glimpses of the best from all over the globe. Lookout for the build-up to this weekend’s El Classico, with Real Madrid and Barcelona clips going up over the week.
With so much at stake in every modern game, sometimes we all get caught up in the importance of this wonderful sport. However there are times when you cannot help but laugh at some of the on-field antics by the players or their managers, and most of these moments will find their way onto Footmemes. At this Vine you can see all the disastrous own goals and funny celebrations for the fans who want a less-serious soccer view.
7. Cristiano Ronaldo
When it comes to ranking the best players of all time, one name that is always near the top of any experts list is Cristiano Ronaldo. Since his debut with Manchester United at the age of 17, the Portugese superstar has left onlookers in awe and opponents on the ground with his dazzling athleticism and signature first-class footwork. At the Cristiano Ronaldo Vine fans can relive the playmaker’s greatest moments, from stunning 35-yard free kicks at Old Trafford to amazing solo runs at Real Madrid.
8. Soccer Heaven
It is s a wonderful idea that many of us were only able to dream of, but Soccer Heaven is now a reality through Vine. Featuring re-shared Vines from the other most popular soccer related pages, Soccer Heaven can take users on a journey through modern soccer history, with clips including Ronaldinho’s Barcelona highlights being posted this week.
9. Football Soccer Vines
With over 17,000 followers, this page is another front-runner for the most active soccer related Vine. Along with the usual clips of stunning goals and jaw-dropping skills from the UEFA Champions League, La Liga and the Premier League, true soccer fanatics will love the emerging trend of FIFA players sharing videos of their best finishes.
10. Top Soccer Goals
Because every soccer fan wants to see goals, here is another Vine dedicated to sharing all of the joy that comes when a strike is pulled off to perfection. With the level of goalscoring power in La Liga, Premier League and the Bundesliga, every match has the potential to produce a goal fans will talk about for generations. Thankfully for Vine, we can see all of them over and over again.