Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo’s overhead kick in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals for Spain’s Real Madrid against his current Italian club Juventus was voted UEFA.com goal of the season.
“Ronaldo’s strike, which was applauded on the night by his opposing — and it turned out future — fans, topped the poll with nearly 200,000 of the total 346,915 votes,” the UEFA said in a statement on Tuesday.
The runner-up was France’s Dimitri Payet’s goal in Marseille’s 5-2 UEFA Europa League win over Germany’s 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.
The top three:
1st: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus 0-3 REAL MADRID) 197,496 votes
UEFA Champions League quarter-finals first leg, 03/04/18
UEFA Technical Observers say: An extraordinary display of technique and athleticism.
2nd: Dimitri Payet (MARSEILLE 5-2 RB Leipzig) 35,558 votes
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals second leg, 12/04/18
UEFA Technical Observers say: An outstanding dribble and shot with the outside of the foot at an important moment in the tie.
3rd: Eva Navarro (Germany 0-2 SPAIN) 23,315 votes
UEFA European Women’s Under-17 Championship final, 21/05/18
UEFA Technical Observers say: Beautiful curling shot after nimble footwork to beat defenders.
UEFA.com Goal of the Season roll of honour:
2018: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) v Juventus, 03/04/18
2017: Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) v Real Madrid, 03/06/17
2016: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) v Roma, 24/11/15
2015: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) v Bayern, 06/05/15