It’s official: with the 32% of the vote, Hungary’s veteran football icon Zoltán Gera has topped the UEFA EURO 2016 best goal poll with well over 150,000 votes cast since Sunday’s final for his fierce drive for against Portugal. The Hungarian midfielder’s daisy-cutter drive has been named the best goal of the tourneament by the fans at the official website of the UEFA.
The 37-year-old fired through a forest of legs to open the scoring in Hungary’s extraordinary 3-3 group stage draw with eventual winners Portugal. His effort edged out Cristiano Ronaldo’s towering header against Wales, Xherdan Shaqiri’s overhead kick against Poland, Éder’s final-winning drive against France and Hal Robson-Kanu’s sublime turn and shot for Wales.
Zoltán Gera’ magnificent strike has been also voted the best of the European Championship 2016 by a fans’ poll on Skysports. The attacking midfielder spent ten years with English Premier League sides West Brom and Fulham, helping the latter reach the Europa League final in 2010. In 2014 Gera returned to Hungary with Ferencváros, playing an instrumental role in their league- and cup-winning side last season.