This Insane Free Kick Has Just Won A Unknown Player The FIFA Goal Of The Year Award

Officially the best goal of the year

Ranieri manager of the year, Cristiano player of the year… so far so predictable for the FIFA Awards, announced today.

Until, that is, you get to the Pukas goal of the year gong, won by one Mohd Faiz Subri of Malaysian Super League side Penang FA.

Nope, us neither.

Proving that scoring a screamer truly is a meritocratic business, the 29-year-old's physics-bending free kick against rivals Pahang FA in February last year was voted for by fellow players from around the world – and rightly so.

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If a ball flew into the net like that while you were on the Playstation you'd probably think it was a glitch.

Pleasingly, Subri attended the glitzy ceremony in Zurich where he accepted his award from host Eva Longoria and - you would hope - got a few handshakes of respect from the likes of Ronaldo and Messi and a story to tell for the rest of his life.