Ronaldo Got More Than Half Of The Total Votes
Juventus forward and Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo’s overhead kick for Real Madrid against his current club, has been voted as UEFA Goal of the season.
Ronaldo, was on Tuesday announced as the winner of this year’s edition on the official website of UEFA. The forward’s goal got a vote of about 200,000 of the total 346,915 votes.
He succeeded his colleague, Mario Mandzukiz, who won the award last year with a goal against Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final, while the award was won by Lionel Messi in 2014/15 and 2015/16.
The runner-up was Dimitri Payet’s goal in Marseille’s 5-2 UEFA Europa League defeat of RB Leipzig, while third place went to Eva Navarro’s goal for Spain in their Women’s U17 EURO final victory against Germany in Lithuania in May.
This year’s 11 nominees were selected by UEFA’s Technical Observers, with one for each of the main UEFA competitions were being active over the past 12 months.
See UEFA’s 2018 Goal of the Season top three:
1st: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus 0-3 REAL MADRID) 197,496 votes
UEFA Champions League quarter-finals first leg, 03/04/18
2nd: Dimitri Payet (MARSEILLE 5-2 RB Leipzig) 35,558 votes
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals second leg, 12/04/18
3rd: Eva Navarro (Germany 0-2 SPAIN) 23,315 votes
UEFA European Women’s Under-17 Championship final, 21/05/18.