Faiz Subri became an overnight viral sensation when he scored a goal yesterday night that everybody claims to have defied the laws of Physics. As the Penang FA attacking midfielder raced down the field and gave the ball a powerful kick, it seemed like he would not land the goal at all.
That was probably why the look on his opponent's face was that of shock and disbelief when he successfully scored a goal.
This happened during the Super League clash at Stadium Bandaraya Pulau Pinang yesterday night during the 62nd minute.
The footballer's viral kick against Team Pahang had fascinated football fans as it reminded them of another football superstar, Roberto Carlos. Roberto Carlos is a Brazilian footballer and he is known for his "banana free kick", which is essentially just like what it sounds like.
It does a bend just like the curvy shape of the banana round the field before finally finding its home sweet home in the goal netting. Hence, to see our very own display such precision and skill on the field is truly inspirational.
Malaysian netizens are not the only ones raving about Faiz's kick. He is even covered internationally by media giants like Sports Illustrated and Mirror.
Following this, sports fans are asking that he be considered for the Puskas Award for 2016.
The FIFA Puskas Award honours players who have scored the most beautiful goal of the year.
Among some of the past winners include Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo, so if one of our own Malaysian players are even considered for the prestigious award, it is a big deal indeed.
With the success of Ola Bola, our local movie which has scored more than RM12 million within 18 days of its release, perhaps 2016 for Malaysians really does revolve around the perfect score. As Rahman from Ola Bola puts it, "goal goal goal goal goal…"
Watch Faiz Subri's amazing free kick below, and be prepared to click the replay button a few times.