This year’s 11 nominees were selected by UEFA’s Technical Observers. There is one nominee from each of the main UEFA competitions which have been active over the past 12 months. Only goals registered in UEFA club or international fixtures were eligible for consideration.
THE NOMINEES IN FULL
Lucy Bronze (LYON 1-0 Manchester City)
UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-finals, 29/04/18
UEFA Technical Observers say: A superbly struck volley.
Olga Carmona (Switzerland 0-2 SPAIN)
UEFA European Women’s Under-19 Championship group stage, 21/07/18
UEFA Technical Observers say: Carmona still had work to do as she cut inside on to her left foot before sending an accurate shot into the top right-hand corner.
Elisandro (Sporting CP 2-5 INTER FS)
UEFA Futsal Cup final, 22/04/18
UEFA Technical Observers say: Powerfully and accurately struck left-footed finish.
Elliot Embleton (Turkey 2-3 ENGLAND)
UEFA European Under-19 Championship group stage, 17/07/18
UEFA Technical Observers say: Very good build-up and switch from left to right followed by a fine piece of individual skill and a superb left-foot finish.
Christian Eriksen (Republic of Ireland 1-5 DENMARK)
European Qualifiers play-offs, 14/11/17
UEFA Technical Observers say: A controlled and powerful finish to a swift counterattack.
Paulo Estrela (PORTO 5 -1 Beşiktaş)
UEFA Youth League group stage, 13/09/17
UEFA Technical Observers say: A goal set up by a brilliant pass which showed excellent vision and awareness.
Eva Navarro (Germany 0-2 SPAIN)
UEFA European Women’s Under-17 Championship final, 21/05/18
UEFA Technical Observers say: Beautiful curling shot after nimble footwork to beat defenders.
Dimitri Payet (MARSEILLE 5-2 Leipzig)
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, 12/04/18
UEFA Technical Observers say: An outstanding dribble and shot with the outside of the foot at an important moment in the tie.
Gonçalo Ramos (Slovenia 0-4 PORTUGAL)
UEFA European Under-17 Championship group stage, 07/05/18
UEFA Technical Observers say: A clever flicked finish to a swift team attack.
Ricardinho (PORTUGAL 4-1 Romania)
UEFA Futsal EURO group stage, 31/01/18
UEFA Technical Observers say: An excellent one-touch turn and an even better rabona finish.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus 0-3 REAL MADRID)
UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, 03/04/18
UEFA Technical Observers say: An extraordinary display of technique and athleticism.
How to vote
UEFA.com’s dedicated portal is the only place to get involved – simply CLICK HERE, watch all the goals and pick your favourite using the emojis. How does your choice of goal make you feel? Choose between: Nice! Like! Love! Wow!
The deadline is Monday 27 August, with the winning strike to be revealed later that day
Previous UEFA.com Goal of the Season winners
2015: Lionel Messi v Bayern, 06/05/2015
2016: Lionel Messi v Roma, 24/11/2015
2017: Mario Mandžukić v Real Madrid, 03/06/2017