Did Brighton's winger Alireza Jahanbaksh just score goal of the season?

11:21 AM Jan 02, 2020 |

Brighton's Iranian winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh started 2020 in style as he scored a stunning acrobatic bicycle kick against Chelsea at the Amex Stadium.

Jahanbakhsh came off the bench in the 69th minute with his team 0-1 down on Wednesday but salvaged a point with an acrobatic strike six minutes from full time, Xinhua news agency quoted Iranian media as reporting.


Watch the goal with a view from the stands in the video uploaded by a Twitter user!


On December 28, he had scored his first goal for the Seagulls.

The Iranian international winger has struggled since becoming Brighton's club-record signing in summer 2018, but two goals in the past games suggest that the 26-year-old is beginning to find his feet in Premier League.

Jahanbakhsh joined from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar for a club-record fee of around 17 million pounds (about $22.5 million) in July 2018.

Brighton's Iranian midfielder Alireza Jahanbakhsh celebrates a draw against Chelsea in their English Premier League football match in Brighton, on Wednesday.

"It's a decent feeling, I can't describe how happy I am. I've tried to keep my mentality high and when I found out I was going to play, I had a good feeling," Jahanbakhsh said about his overhead kick.

"It's the best goal of my career so far," he noted.

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