Penang player bends it like Beckham with beautiful goal
Could this be one of the best goals of the year? After all, he is really bending it like Beckham.
A Malaysian football player, Mohd Faiz Subri, scored a goal so fantastic that it has since gone viral all over the world.
There is even talk that he will be nominated for this year's Puskas award for the aesthetically best goal scored by a player.
The Penang player converted a free-kick into a beautiful, jaw-dropping goal against Pahang in the Malaysian Super League at the City Stadium on Tuesday (Feb 17). Penang beat Pahang 4-1.
The kick from about 30m looked like it would find its way to the top left corner of the goal but it made a dramatic swerve before hitting the top right corner of the net instead.
It fooled the Pahang goalkeeper, who was forced to look on helplessly.
The goal has since been shared on popular football page 101 Great Goals.com, where it has received more than 2 million views.
The 29-year-old striker said the goal was no fluke. "I practise taking shots from free kicks. I am stunned by all the attention after scoring this goal," he said.
"If I have a chance to take another free kick, I'll try to repeat it."
Mohd Faiz said he only came to learn about all the attention over his goal when his phone kept ringing non-stop.
The goal has been compared with one scored by former Brazilian free kick specialist Roberto Carlos against France in 1997
But Mohd Faiz said: "Roberto Carlos is a legend... it is not right to compare."
This is not the first time a goal from this part of the world has captured the attention of fans world wide.
In 2014, S League Club team Geylang International FC's Fabian Kwok scored a stunning volley from the halfway mark.
Source: The Star Online