Published: Tue, October 24, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud Wins FIFA Puskas Award for Wondergoal

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud Wins FIFA Puskas Award for Wondergoal

A stunning scorpion-style strike from Arsenal spearhead Olivier Giroud is Fifa's goal of the year.

Olivier Giroud's remarkable scorpion kick for Arsenal against Crystal Palace was awarded FIFA's Puskas Award as best goal of the year on Monday.

Alexis Sanchez had burst down the left flank before playing the ball in for the Frenchman whose acrobatic effort went in off the crossbar, just for good measure.

His victor at Red Star Belgrade had echoes of his strike against Crystal Palace as he hit an exquisite overhead kick into the top corner.

Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo also endorsed Masuluke's goal on Monday night just before Giroud was announced as the victor.

Upon acceptance of his award, Olivier Giroud said: "First of all I have to say it's an honor for me". That will be remembered as the "Giroud goal", which nobody will forget.

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Giroud beat Deyna Castellanos of the Venezuela U17 women's team and South Africa goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke of Baroka FC to the award, which recognises the "most attractive goal of the season".

"I am delighted to receive this trophy in front of legends of football and would like to thank people who voted for me".

'I want to thank those who voted for me - and congratulate the other nominees who scored unbelievable goals too. "While I would also like to dedicate this to my father".

"Obviously I thank my team-mates too".

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was shortlisted for men's coach of the year but the Italian, who lifted the Premier League title in his first season in England, lost out to Zinedine Zidane.

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