Another Brazilian player goes down in history with a great goal. This time, it was in the Spanish La Liga. The vote to define the most beautiful goal of the season has become a tradition and normally gains traction among the fans of the country’s top teams.
There were many goals, but the latest vote ended with the victory of a Brazilian striker. Thus, he appears as a candidate to be a finalist for the Puskás Prize and, who knows, put our country back at the top of this election.
Vinícius Júnior’s goal was the most beautiful in the La Liga
Vinícius Júnior was one of the great highlights of European football in the season. In addition to the Champions League and La Liga titles, the Real Madrid striker also won the prize for the most beautiful goal of the national tournament.
The bid took place in the match against Sevilla, for the 15th round of the Spanish Championship. After receiving a long shot on the left wing, the attacker took out two defenders on the run and hit a brilliant strike in the angle, with no chance for the opposing goalkeeper.
In addition to the goal, he was also instrumental in Real Madrid’s victory. The match was tied at 1-1 until the 40th minute of the second half after the opponent had initially taken the lead. Soon, the brilliant goal by Vini Jr. sealed the turnaround.
The award was defined by popular vote and 53% of internet users chose the Brazilian’s goal as the most beautiful. Another Brazilian was a finalist: defender Gabriel Paulista, from Valencia, who was third for his goal against Mallorca.
Vinicius enjoyed his best season in his career
By the way, Vinícius Júnior had a magical season in 2021/2022 and consolidated himself as one of the main Brazilian players in activity. In the Spanish Championship, he scored 17 goals and was second in the top spot. Karim Benzema finished with 27 goals.
Additionally, Vinny Jr. was responsible for the goal of the Champions League title, in the match against Liverpool. There are still a few months to go, but he is one of the hopes of the Brazilian team at the World Cup in Qatar, in November.
Other Brazilians who also won awards for goals
A Brazilian scoring a great goal in Europe is not big news. Since its creation in 2009, the Puskás Award has already had two Brazilians who scored the most beautiful goal of the season. In Spain, voting is popular.
In 2011, Neymar was the big winner for his great goal against Flamengo in the Brazilian Championship. The striker, who wore the Santos shirt, made a spectacular move, which ended with a disconcerting dribble on the opposing defender.
A few years later, in 2015, it was the turn of a then-unknown person to take the trophy. Wendell Lira, who played for Goianésia, made a plastic submission during a match in the Campeonato Goiano. The vote moved the Brazilian internet and ensured the victory over Lionel Messi.
Since then, other Brazilians have also been finalists for the award, such as Neymar himself and Marlone, from Corinthians. It remains to be seen whether the goal by Vinícius Júnior will also be considered for the Puskás Prize. The recognition in Spain has already come!