FIFA Confederations Cup
Fabian's thunderbolt voted Goal of the Tournament
10 Jul 2017
- Fans overwhelmingly vote for Marco Fabian's thunderbolt as Goal of the Tournament
- Online poll sees Raul Jimenez and Ricardo Quaresma finish second and third respectively
- Fabian continues Mexico's tradition of fine Confederations Cup goals
Football fans across the world have voted in their thousands to choose Marco Fabian’s thunderbolt against Germany in the FIFA Confederations Cup semi-finals as the Hyundai Goal of the Tournament at Russia 2017.
FIFA.com users were asked to vote for their No1 goal at the Tournament of Champions and the Mexican’s sensational long-range strike won the online poll with a staggering 55 per cent of the vote.
Though his side were trailing 3-0 with 89 minutes gone in the semi-finals in Sochi, Fabian gave Mexico fans something to cheer about by finding the net with a rocket of a shot, leaving Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen with no chance.
In the online poll, Fabian’s compatriot Raul Jimenez finished second for his strike that found the top corner against New Zealand in the group stages, while Portugal’s Ricardo Quaresma’s composed finish against El Tri, also in the group stages, finished a close third.
Magnificent Mexican goals at the Confederations Cup are nothing new, however. In 2013, Antonio "Zinha" Naelson’s spectacular strike at Germany 2005 was voted the best in Confederations Cup history by users of FIFA.com and the FIFA Channel on YouTube.
Fabian has certainly continued El Tri’s tradition of sublime Confederations Cup goals by seeing off stiff competition from five other superb finishes at the 2017 Tournament of Champions.
*(Thanks to FIFA.com, everyone who voted for my goal and to all my friends and colleagues. This goal is for my beloved Mexico!) *