Zlatan's goal nominated for the most beautiful of the season
Zlatan Ibrahimovic spins in the career's 500th goal in a league match against Toronto last fall. Now the goal is nominated for Fifa's Puskás award, the prize for the most beautiful goal of the past season.
The Swede ran off his back and encountered a high depth ball with the outside of his foot while spinning his body in a martial arts-like motion. The goalkeeper was without a chance when the ball went through the post and in.
- Instinct. It's such a thing you can't plan, it's impossible. I was just trying to get the ball on goal. And so I am happy for the Toronto fans that they got to see such a goal that they have not seen before even though it is a good team, Ibrahimovic said after the match.In competition with Messi
The Swede was met with standing ovations by the away fan after the match. So now he can be praised, over a year after the piece of art. Anyone can vote on Fifa's website and among the nominees are besides Ibrahimovic Leo Messi's lobby against Betis this spring and Fabio Quagliarella's ingenious heels for Sampdoria from last fall.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has previously won the prize for the bike park against England at Friends Arena 2012. Linus Hallenius, then in Hammarby was nominated for his dream goal against Syrianska 2010 but finished second.
See all nominated goals and vote here.