The Patrik Schick goal from midfield for the Czech Republic against Scotland in the EURO 2020 tourney has been named Goal of the Tournament.
Nearly 800,000 votes were cast in just over 24 hours after an initial selection of the ten best goals by UEFA’s Technical Observer team.
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The Czech Republic striker put them 2-0 up against Scotland at EURO 2020 on his second goal of the game.
Patrik Schick goal from midfield is the LONGEST goal ever recorded in European Championship history officially measured at 54 yards (50 metres).
Patrik Schick, 25, grabbed the ball just inside his own half, let it run free just over the halfway line and lobbed an audacious effort up and over the flailing Scottish goal keeper David Marshall and into the net.
Schick hit the ball just right to send the Scotish keeper crashing into the back of the net. As if surrendering the goal wasn’t bad enough, running full speed into the net and falling over is just as embarrassing.
The more you watch this goal, the better it gets.
As well as the sheer distance involved, it was also noted that Shick put so much curve on his shot that it first appeared to be exiting the stadium through the side door.
Schick joins some elite company for goals scored from furthest distance at men’s international tournaments, with his strike topping the list ahead of David Villa from 47 yards (Spain vs. Chile, 2010 World Cup), Gheorghe Hagi from 41 (Romania vs. Colombia, 1994 World Cup) and Sulley Muntari from 40 (Ghana vs. Uruguay, 2010 World Cup).
But the Czech star’s amazing effort is not quite the farthest ever scored at a major finals.