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Sep 24, 2019

Hungarian footballer wins coveted FIFA Puskás Award

Hungarian footballer Dániel Zsóri’s bicycle kick goal has won the FIFA Puskás Award, having been voted goal of the year.

Hungarian footballer Dániel Zsóri’s bicycle kick goal has won the FIFA Puskás Award, having been voted goal of the year.

The 18-year-old striker, born in Nagyvárad, is the first Hungarian player to win the award named after the famous Hungarian footballer Ferenc Puskás.

Zsóri scored his remarkable goal this February in the Hungarian Championships during his debut game for Debreceni VSC against that season’s champion Ferencváros.

Rmx.news points out that DVSC’s talented player stepped on the field in Debrecen in the 81st minute of the game in his first ever 1st League match when the score was 0:1 for Ferencváros. A few minutes later the home team equalized with Dániel Tőzsér’s penalty, then in extra time Zsóri scored his wonderful bicycle kick winning goal following the assistance of Ádám Bódi.

”I can still hardly believe that I was able to score the goal of the year,” Zsóri told national TV channel M4. ”If the cameras were on me, they probably would have captured my heartbeat through my shirt.”

The young Hungarian beat world-class players such as Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA Galaxy) to take the goal of the year gong.

Zsóri was born in Nagyvárad in 2000 then spent his childhood in the small village of Simonyifalva, near Arad. At the age of 11 he arrived in Békéscsaba where he spent his next five years, and after experts at the Debrecen Football Academy discovered him, he continued in Debrecen. He made DVSC’s first team in the winter break of the 2018/2019 season, after he kept scoring goals in the academy team.

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