|Ronaldo just after he won UEFA Goal of the Season|
Cristiano Ronaldo's amazing overhead kick in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for Real Madrid against his current club Juventus has been selected as UEFA.com Goal of the Season.
Ronaldo's Goal, which was applauded on the night by his opposing – and it turned out future – fans, topped the votes with nearly 200,000 of the total 346,915 votes. Ronaldo succeeds his new Juve colleague Mario Mandžukić, who won last year for a goal against Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final, while Messi took the award in both 2014/15 and 2015/16.
The second place was Dimitri Payet's goal in Marseille's 5-2 UEFA Europa League defeat of RB Leipzig, third place went to Eva Navarro's goal for Spain in their Women's U17 Euro final win against Germany in Lithuania in May.
Current year's 11 nominees were selected by UEFA's officials, with one for each of the main UEFA competitions were been active over the past 12 months. Only goals registered in UEFA club or international fixtures were eligible for consideration.
🏅 Congratulations @cristiano, Goal of the Season winner!— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 28, 2018
Ronaldo topped the poll with nearly 200,000 of the total 346,915 votes! 👏👏👏
Past winners, rest of the Top 11, voting info... 👇👇👇
The top three
1st: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus 0-3 REAL MADRID) 197,496 votes
UEFA Champions League quarter-finals first leg, 03/04/18
2nd: Dimitri Payet (MARSEILLE 5-2 RB Leipzig) 35,558 votes
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals second leg, 12/04/18
3rd: Eva Navarro (Germany 0-2 Spain) 23,315 votes
UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship final, 21/05/18
UEFA.com Goal of the Season roll of honour
2018: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) v Juventus, 03/04/18
2017: Mario Mandžukić (Juventus) v Real Madrid, 03/06/17
2016: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) v Roma, 24/11/15
2015: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) v Bayern, 06/05/15