Mohd Faiz Subri has been awarded the 2016 FIFA Puskas Award for his insane knuckle-ball free kick.
Subri is the first Malaysian nominee and winner of the prestigious award. The 29 year old attacking midfielder plays for Penang FA in the Malaysian Super League.
Subri received the award from none other than the great Brazilian Ronaldo.
“This is the best moment of my life,” Subri said.
“I never imagined that I would ever win this award.”
“My first thought was to ring my family because without them I would not be a professional footballer.”
“This is an award not just for me and my club but for the whole of Malaysia. When I went up on the stage to collect it, I honestly didn’t know what to say. I couldn’t believe that I was in the same company as some of the true greats of football.”