Erik Lamela won the Puskás award for the best goal of 2021 at The Best ceremony

The Argentine kept the award at the ceremony of The Best

The goal that the Argentine Erik Lamela became rabona in the duel of his then team, the Tottenham, against him Arsenal, by Premier League on March 14, he stayed with the prize Puskás to the best of 2021.

The Argentine footballer, who currently plays for Sevilla in Spain, was awarded at the gala in which the The Best to the best footballer of the year, both in the men’s and women’s branches. This event, which takes place virtually, also awards trophies to the best player, coach and goalkeeper.

“At that time I didn’t think too much, I didn’t realize how special the goal had been. I just converted the goal and started running with my teammates”, said Lamela when thanking the award. The midfielder was present at the ceremony through a video conference.

In regards to Puskás, the FIFA had announced the 11 initial nominees last November and then announced the three that reached the grand final, among which the Argentine stood out The Apple, who wearing the Tottenham shirt scored a rabona goal against Arsenal for the 28th day of the Premier League. The play had been started by the Welshman Gareth Bale, from the right, with a long cross to the other band, which was received by the Spanish side Javier Reguilón, who gave the pass to Lucas Moura, so that the now Sevilla footballer scored what was declared best goal of the year in the Premier.

The other two finalists were the Czech Patrick Schick, with a goal scored for his national team, on June 14, against Scotland from midfield in a duel at Euro 2020, and the Iranian Mahdi Taremi, for a spectacular Chilean with Porto against Chelsea, on April 13 for the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Lamela’s goal thus becomes the successor to the South Korean goal Son Heung-min, also from Tottenham, winner of the award in 2020. The conquest was selected by an international jury made up of a panel of FIFA Legends and, on the other hand, by fans from around the world registered on the site of the FIFA. The two groups of voters of the jury had the same electoral weight, regardless of the number of voters that made up each group (that is, the votes of FIFA Legends and those of the fans represented half of the total), according to the Mother House of football worldwide on its web portal.

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