Brazil goes wild for Ryan Christie’s wonder-strike – backing it for the Fifa Puskas Award

Ryan Christie finds the net against Motherwell with a wonder-strike.

Ryan Christie’s curling effort against Motherwell has caught the eye of Brazilian fans.

And the football-crazy South Americans have backed the strike for Fifa’s prestigious Puskas Award.

The annual prize is not given out until November but Christie has won a host of admirers.

The Puskas Award is given out to the “most aesthetically significant or most beautiful” goal in world football by Fifa.

The honour is named after legendary Hungarian star Ferenc Puskas, who is generally considered one of the greatest players in history.

Respected Brazilian newspaper Globo Esporte was impressed by the strike and has started the award calls.

The paper stated on its website: “The Puskas Award may not be until November, but already we have a serious contender from Scotland’s Ryan Christie.

“An incredible first time strike from the Aberdeen player.”

They even called the goal “indefensible” so impressed were they by the first-time effort.