Zlatan wins FIFA’s goal of the year award

For unbelievable bicycle kick against England

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s incredible ‘propellor kick’ goal against England won him the FIFA Puskas Award for Goal of the Year at the Ballon d’Or ceremony.

The Sweden and PSG star’s strike saw off competition from Nemanja Matic’s volley for Benfica against Porto and Neymar’s effort for Brazil aganst Japan in the Confederations Cup.

The stunning volley capped off a breathtaking friendly display against Roy Hodgson’s men in November 2012 – it was the target man’s fourth goal as Sweden ran out 4-2 winners.

Plaudits: Ibrahimovic is congratulated by QPR keeper Julio Cesar (left) and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban

Plaudits: Ibrahimovic is congratulated by QPR keeper Julio Cesar (left) and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban

RE-LIVE THE INCREDIBLE GOAL…

Deep in injury time and with Sweden winning 3-2, Joe Hart headed a clearance up rather than away and Ibrahimovic followed it through the air before springing to apply an overhead kick from 30 yards out, wide on the right, which arched over the stranded goalkeeper and into the open goal.

The magical strike was included in the shortlist for the 2013 award because it was scored after the voting began for the 2012 prize.

It was also the second time the Swedish icon was honoured – he was named in the FIFPro team of the year alongside Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and runner up Lionel Messi

Acrobatic: Ibrahimovic's incredible bicycle kick against England from a wide position won him the award
Acrobatic: Ibrahimovic’s incredible bicycle kick against England from a wide position won him the award
Strike a pose: The goal won the 2013 award despite being scored in a November 2012 friendly
Strike a pose: The goal won the 2013 award despite being scored in a November 2012 friendly
Flying without wings: The stunning effort was the fourth goal of an incredible four-strike display
Flying without wings: The stunning effort was the fourth goal of an incredible four-strike display

 

How Ibrahimovic scored the incredible strike...

 

Jumping for joy: Ibrahimpvic rips off his shirt in celebration in front of delirious Swedish supporters

Jumping for joy: Ibrahimpvic rips off his shirt in celebration in front of delirious Swedish supporters

 

 

 

Source : Daily Mail

 

 

 

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