14 January 2014

Ballon d'Or: Puskas award

The Ballon d'Or (award for global soccer player of the year) went to Christiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid yesterday.  Whether that was the right pick or even a justified pick, we will leave for others to debate.
I just wanted to share the goals that were finalists for the Puskas award for the best goal of the year.  While the other two were fine strikes indeed, they were not and really, could not be in the same class as Zlatan Ibrahimovic's wonderkick in a friendly match between Sweden and England.  The distance from goal, the coordination of the bicycle kick, the anticipation (he puts on the brakes and starts backing up as soon as the keeper shows he is going to head it out), the courage to try such a circus stunt goal from that distance.  Ibra has scored some incredible goals in his career for some of the best teams in the world (Ajax, Barcelona, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, PSG), but this is completely a goal for the ages.

1 comment:

  1. What an amazing goal. Had to watch it a couple of times, unbelievable.