NEWS: 09.01.2020

Ginter awarded the DFB’s "Goal of the Year 2019"

Ginter awarded the DFB’s "Goal of the Year 2019"
Matthias Ginter won the award for his spectacular backheeled effort against Belarus.

Matthias Ginter scored the Germany national team’s 'Goal of the Year 2019'. During Germany’s 4-0 win over Belarus in the BORUSSIA-PARK, the Foal scored a marvellous backheel goal.

In November 2019, Ginter scored his first ever girl for the Germany senior national team in his own backyard, and what a goal it was. As Germany ran out 4-0 winners over Belarus, Ginter provided a sumptuous finish to a swift move started by Serge Gnabry. The Borussia man met Gnabry’s cross and showed some inventive thinking as he used a backheel to direct the ball into the bottom left corner of the net. Germany fans voted the effort as their 'Germany Goal of the Year 2019'. 38.2% of the 20,343 votes went to Ginter. "I’ve heard that my goal was chosen as Goal of the Year. Thanks to all the fans of the national team. I am really pleased," Ginter said. "It’s a really, really nice feeling to be able to score my first goal for Germany, especially in my home ground and that it is was voted as Goal of the Year."

In total, 33 goals were scored by Germany over the course of the year, nine of these were nominated for the Goal of the Year vote. Behind Ginter’s wonder goal was Serge Gnabry’s fantastic strike to make it 2-0 in the 3-2 win over the Netherlands back in March (25.6%). In third, Marcel Halstenberg’s volley against Northern Ireland in September (8.8%).