Two Argentine stars nominated for Premier League Goal of the Season

Alexis Mac Allister and Alejandro Garnacho look to become the second ever Argentine award winner

Argentina men’s national football team stars Alexis Mac Allister and Alejando Garnacho have been nominated for the 2023/24 Premier League Goal of the Season award. The prize crowns the season’s most impressive strike and is decided by online fan votes and experts’ opinions.

Mac Allister was nominated for his long-range strike during Liverpool’s 4-3 win against Fulham in December 2023. With the game tied at 1-1, the Argentine picked up the ball from a deflection and hit an impressive curved shot that found the back of the net.

The Qatar 2022 winner wrapped up an impressive first season with the Reds, scoring five and assisting five in 33 Premier League appearances after joining from Brighton and Hove Albion for 42 million euros.

For his part, Garnacho is up for the award thanks to his acrobatic chilena during Manchester United’s 3-0 win away at Everton in November 2023. The 19-year-old scored the opener just three minutes into the match. The goal went viral in Argentina, not only because of its spectacular fashion but also for the entertaining commentary Argentine narrator Juan Manuel Pons delivered on the South American broadcast. 

Garnacho, a Manchester United academy graduate, managed seven goals and four assists in 36 Premier League games, although they weren’t enough to push his team higher than eight in the table.

The only Argentine ever to win the award was Erik Lamela, who in March 2021 scored the opener for Tottenham against Arsenal with a first-time rabona kick. He’d go on to win the 2021 Puskas Award for goal of the year, although his team lost that game 2-1 and Lamela himself was sent off later in the match.

The other candidates for 2023/24 Premier League Goal of the Season include Ecuadorian Moises Caicedo, Japanese Kaoru Mitoma, and England striker Marcus Rashford. League winner Manchester City has only one representative, youngster Oscar Bobb.

Fans from across the world can enter the Premier League site to vote for their favorite until 6 p.m. BST on May 24. Their votes will be combined with football experts’ decisions.


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