Every year the German broadcaster ARD asks its viewers to vote for the goal of the year. The selection process is simple: Every month the public votes for the goal of the month and at the end of the year the viewers get to choose from those 12 goals to crown the goal of the year.
This year FC Rot Weiss Erfurt’s Carsten Kammlott got the most votes for his spectacular goal on match day 3 of the current 3. Liga season. In the match between Dynamo Dresden and Erfurt Kammlott converted a cross in a sublime fashion, grabbing the equalizer for his team. In the end Rot Weiss lost the match, but at least Kammlott can now take something away from this match.
Kammlott himself says that he was fortunate to win the coveted title, he told ARD:
“It was pure instinct, luck played a major role.”
RW Erfurt are currently struggling at the bottom off the table, being only one point ahead of the drop zone. Kammlott has so far this season scored 7 goals and provided 2 assists.
The goal of the year award has been handed out by ARD since 1971 and has had winners from all across the divisions. You can find a list over previous winners here.