Puskas Award: Son wins prize for best goal at Fifa's The Best ceremony

Puskas Award: Son wins prize for best goal at Fifa's The Best ceremony

- Son Heung Min has won the prestigious Puskas Award for his solo strike against Burnley

- The Tottenham star took on the entire Clarets’ team to complete a sensational strike

- Fifa’s The Best Awards saw Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski crowned the best player of 2020

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Son Heung Min completed a breathtaking solo run to score a superb goal in Tottenham’s 5-0 thrashing of Burnley in the Premier League in December 2019, a goal that earned him the prestigious Puskas Award.

The 28-year-old picked up the ball right in his side’s half and took on the opponents on his way to scoring the best goal of last season as he claims the coveted prize.

Spurs were already 2-0 ahead courtesy goals from Harry Kane and Lucas Moura as early as the first ten minutes of the fixture.

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But it was Son’s goal on the half-hour mark that stunned fans across the globe as it took the South Korean just 12 seconds to race from his own penalty area, up the entire pitch - all the while dribbling the ball past a hoard of Burnley players - and score.

The amazing strike was well rewarded on a night when FIFA rewarded the best achievements between July 20, 2019 and October 7, 2020.

Boss Jose Mourinho filmed a video after hearing of Son's win, saying:

"Sonny. Puskas Award. Goal of the season. Of course, Sonny."
Puskas Award: Son Heung Min wins prize for the best goal at Fifa's The Best ceremony
Puskas Award for 2020 won by Heung Min Son. Photo: Sebastian Frej
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On the night, the major prize went to Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski who was crowned the best player for the year 2020 following an impressive performance for his club in the outgoing year.

The Polish striker won five major titles with his German League outfit Bayern Munich including the UEFA Champions League.

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He scored 55 goals and 10 assists in 47 appearances across all competitions - a feat that put him ahead of any other player in terms of individual awards.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that world's football governing body FIFA have on Thursday, December 17, named their best team of the year in which Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi made the list.

Premier League champions Liverpool dominated the team of the year made by FIFA as four of their players were listed among the team.

The players who made the list from Liverpool are goalkeeper Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil Van Dijk and Thiago Alcantara.

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