Sunday 8 December 2019

VIDEO: She's done it again - Stephanie Roche recreates THAT goal

Stephanie Roche is up for the goal of the year award
Stephanie Roche is up for the goal of the year award

Stephanie Roche's wonder strike that has her going head to head with the likes of world-famous players Diego Costa and Robin van Persie in the shortlist for the Fifa Puskas Award for the best goal of the year was a one in a million effort.

So you can forgive here if her effort to recreate that moment wasn't absolutely perfect.

She tries just that however on French television and here is the result.


The Peamount United striker has caught the eyes of the football bosses for her incredible goal against Wexford Youths, which she scored last year.

The Shankill striker received millions of hits on YouTube for the video, recorded by Wexford team manager John Flood, of her wonder-strike. The video clip shows her control the ball with her right foot around 20 yards from the goal before she then flicks it over her head and volleys it into the top right-hand corner with her left foot.

After her performance, Roche (25), who had been with Peamount for three years, was called into the Women's Senior international squad for an away-qualifier.

Roche is the only woman in the 10-strong list of contenders for goal of the year.

The nomination on the Fifa website says that the player had "her back to the goal, yet three touches later, it was in the back of the net". it describes her control as masterful.

The shortlist will be reduced to three on December 1.

Here is the original effort:

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