Mohammed Kudus' Incredible Solo Strike Against Freiburg Voted Europa League Goal of the Season

Mohammed Kudus' Incredible Solo Strike Against Freiburg Voted Europa League Goal of the Season

Lukman Mumuni
updated at May 29, 2024 at 7:48 PM
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  • Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus has won the Goal of the Season
  • The West Ham star's goal against Freiburg won the UEL best goal
  • Kudus netted a sensational solo in the round of 16 clash in London

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Mohammed Kudus has won the Europa League Goal of the Season following votes by fans of the European competition.

The Ghana international scored an amazing solo goal in the round of 16 of the Europa League against German outfit Freiburg, the first of his two goals in the 5-0 thrashing of the Bundesliga side.

Kudus picked the ball from his own half before powering his way past three defenders and finishing with his weaker foot.

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Mohammed Kudus celebrates with his teammates after scoring an incredible solo goal against Freiburg on March 14, 2024. Photo: Justin Setterfield.
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According to UEFA, the West Ham star secured the most votes from fans to win Goal of the Season ahead of Ademola Lookman and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.

Lookman and Aubameyang came first and second respectively in the best goal ratings by UEFA's Technical Observer Panel, with Kudus coming third.

However, after fans were allowed to pick their favourite, the majority voted for the Ghanaian with David Douděra of Slavia Praha and Robert Aldrich of Bayer Leverkusen coming second and third with their strikes against AC Milan and AS Roma respectively.

Kudus' Europa League campaign came to an end after defeat to eventual finalist, Bayer Leverkusen, in the quarter-final stage. He also scored five goals in the competition, per Transfermarkt.

Lookman wins UEL Goal of the Season

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Nigeria forward, Ademola Lookman won the Europa League Goal of the Season after leading Atalanta to success in the competition.

The 26-year-old scored a hat-trick in the final against Bayer Leverkusen as the Italians won their first European silverware and ended Bayer Leverkusen's 51-game unbeaten run.

Lookman was voted Man of the Match at the end of the game as he won his first major trophy with Atalanta.

Guardiola praises West Ham's Mohammed Kudus

Sports Brief also reported that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was right about Mohammed Kudus before the Premier League clash against West Ham United on the final day of the Premier League.

Guardiola praised the Ghanaian and warned his players about the threat of the Black Stars attacking midfielder.

Kudus scored a fantastic goal but it was not enough as Manchester City beat the Hammers 3-1 to win the Premier League for a fourth consecutive season.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.