29 year-old football player Faiz Subri did not disappoint his countrymen and fans today. The striker won the prestigious Puskás Award, an award for the football player who scored the "most beautiful" goal of the year.
The award was presented to him by legendary Brazilian footballer, Ronaldo.
In his thank you speech, Faiz thanked his family, team, and fans for their support. He said that this goal and award is "the result of endless practice". The Penang striker said he would love to play in European leagues as well.
Speech from winner of Puskas Award 2016! Epic moment ever #puskasaward #faizsubri
Posted by BuzzKini on Monday, 9 January 2017
Faiz won the award with 59.46% of the overall votes. He's also the first Asian football player to win this award.
Cover image from FIFA Football Awards
*Article source: The Malay Mail Online