Random Dude on Eighth-Tier English Soccer Team Scores Goal of the Year (Video)
FIFA’s Puskas Award for “best goal of the year” is one of the coolest awards in all of sports. It can be awarded to any player, male or female, at any level anywhere in the world.
Obviously, the most likely winners are going to be players from the world’s top professional leagues. But players from low-level leagues frequently get recognition. This year Deyna Castellanos, from Venezuela’s U-17 Women’s World Cup team, finished third. Last year Mohd Faiz Subri, who plays for Penang FA in the Malaysian Superleage, took the top prize over the likes of Neymar and Lionel Messi.
Today we’ve got an early contender for the 2017-18 prize. It comes from Danny Dubidat, who plays for Alvechurch FC in England’s eighth tier Northern Premier League Division One South.
It all starts with a long pass from the Alvechurch keeper. With a defender at his back, Dubiat stabs the ball out of the air with his foot, then juggles it with his knee, turns, and fires a brilliant curving shot that strikes the bottom of the crossbar and bounces into the goal.
It’s absolutely insane. See for yourself:
— Alvechurch TV (@AlvechurchTV) November 18, 2017
Dubiat is going to have a lot of pretty World Cup goals with which to compete for the 2017-18 Puskas Award, but it’s hard to imagine he won’t crack the top 10 with that golazo.
Hat Tip – [Deadspin]