World Football - Video: Neymar wonder goal voted best of 2011

Tue, 10 Jan 09:58:00 2012

Brazilian superstar and Chelsea transfer target Neymar won the FIFA Puskas Award for the greatest goal of 2011.

Neymar (L) of Brazil's Santos celebrates his goal against Uruguay's Penarol with teammates Arouca (C) and Leo - 0

The 19-year-old's strike came in a 5-4 defeat for his team, Santos, against Flamengo.

Neymar weaved his way past four markers to score a goal, but his efforts were in vain as Ronaldinho's hat-trick helped Flamengo win the nine-goal thriller.

But the goal has now been recognised by FIFA, beating off competition from Wayne Rooney and Lionel Messi to win what is world football's most prestigious goal-of-the-season award.

"I think it’s the best goal I’ve ever scored," Neymar said. "I picked up the ball on the left, went past two opponents and laid the ball off to a team-mate.

"We played a great one-two and I managed to wriggle clear of two more opponents and put the ball away. It was just about the perfect move."

Best Goal - Neymar


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