Vote NOW for your Bundesliga Goal of the Year 2017!
A whopping 893 goals were scored across 306 Bundesliga games in the 2017 calendar year, including some absolute crackers from the likes of Bayern Munich stars Joshua Kimmich and David Alaba, as well as Borussia Dortmund‘s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marc Bartra. But which one was the best of the bunch?
We’ve narrowed it down to a shortlist of ten, but the rest is up to you! Remind yourself the contenders in the video above and vote now for your favourite goal!
1) David Alaba (RB Leipzig 4-5 BAYERN MUNICH)
A veritable postage-stamp of a free-kick, David Alaba’s last-minute equaliser at RB Leipzig’s Red Bull Arena was the emphatic precursor to a dramatic winner from Arjen Robben.
2) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (BORUSSIA DORTMUND 4-3 Werder Bremen)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brace on the final day of the season secured him his first Bundesliga top scorer’s prize. His first effort was a beauty to behold – a sensational over-the-shoulder volley from Ousmane Dembele’s sublime dinked pass.
3) Marc Bartra (BORUSSIA DORTMUND 1-3 Bayern Munich)
Marc Bartra doesn’t score often, but they’re usually pretty special when he does. Christian Pulisic’s mesmeric dribbling, Gonzalo Castro’s cute pass and Bartra’s curled finish – it deserved to be more than just a consolation.
4) Bruma (RB LEIPZIG 4-1 Freiburg)
Pick that out! Bruma’s first shot on goal in the Bundesliga – a searing volley on the turn – produced his first goal. Some introduction!
5) Caiuby (Eintracht Frankfurt 1-2 AUGSBURG)
There looked to be nothing on when Caiuby whipped an unstoppable effort into the top corner from 18 yards. The Brazilian’s first Bundesliga goal in almost half a year was well worth the wait.
6) Serge Gnabry (HOFFENHEIM 4-0 RB Leipzig)
Serge Gnabry did his best impression of David Beckham and Wayne Rooney on Matchday 14. The Bayern loanee’s outrageous lob from near the halfway line ranks as one of the most memorable strikes in recent times.
7) Sebastien Haller (EINTRACHT FRANKFURT 2-1 Stuttgart)
Cometh the man, cometh Sebastien Haller. The Frenchman struck a dramatic overhead winner – straight out of Klaus Fischer’s back catalogue of acrobatics – in the fourth minute of added time to seal Frankfurt’s first home win of the 2017/18 campaign.
8) Shinij Kagawa (Augsburg 1-2 BORUSSIA DORTMUND)
Shinji Kagawa’s nonchalant lob over the despairing Marwin Hitz was no ordinary goal. It propelled the BVB star into the history books as the Bundesliga’s all-time leading Japanese goalscorer.
9) Joshua Kimmich (BAYERN MUNICH 5-0 Freiburg)
Is there anything Joshua Kimmich can’t do? With Bayern coasting to victory in Jupp Heynckes’ first game back as head coach, the 22-year-old right-back found himself on the receiving end of Kingsley Coman’s teasing cross. One audacious back-heel later, it was 5-0!
10) Raffael (Hertha Berlin 2-4 BORUSSIA MÖNCHENGLADBACH)
Turning on a sixpence, old rocket boots Raffael thundered in a goal out of nothing in the capital. It’s still travelling today!