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Cristiano Ronaldo's overhead kick is nominated for UEFA's goal of the season list over Gareth Bale's

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UEFA have revealed their 11 nominees for the 2017/2018 goal of the season award, where Cristiano Ronaldo will undoubtedly be favourite.

The Portuguese forward scored a sublime overhead kick against Juventus in the Champions League last year; a goal he labelled the best of his career.

"Of course, people are now talking about my second goal," he said after the game, per the Sun. "It was indeed a spectacular goal. It was probably the best goal of my career.

"It was spectacular. I jumped very high and it's a goal that will live long in the memory. It's probably my best goal.

"As many people have said, I've been looking to do it for a while, but it depends on the circumstances of the game.

"It just came to me and I decided to give it a go. Sometimes it doesn't come off, but you always have to try. I tried and it went in. A great goal."

If you somehow cannot remember Ronaldo's goal, watch it below:

Ronaldo is joined by some other big names, including Dimitri Payet and Christian Eriksen.

But many have been left baffled by a notable exclusion. Gareth Bale's overhead kick against Liverpool in the Champions League final will go down as one of the most memorable goals in the competition's history.

Many even think it was better than Ronaldo's. So when the list of nominees was announced, and Bale wasn't on there, many expressed their amazement.

Watch Bale's goal in the Champions League final below:

But there is actually a very good reason why Bale's hasn't being included.

As Goal have stressed, only one goal from each UEFA competition is nominated, meaning Ronaldo's and Bale's overhead kicks couldn't be on the list together.

UEFA must have thought Ronaldo's was the best goal scored in the Champions a league last season; therefore choosing his instead of Bale's.

It's harsh on Bale, but those are the rules. Any other year and he would have been walking away with the trophy.

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View the UEFA Goal of the Season nominees in full below:

Lucy Bronze (Lyon 1-0 Manchester City)
Olga Carmona (Switzerland 0-2 Spain)
Elisandro (Sporting CP 2-5 Inter)
Elliot Embleton (Turkey 2-3 England)
Christian Eriksen (Republic of Ireland 1-5 Denmark)
Paulo Estrela (Porto 5-1 Besiktas)
Eva Navarro (Germany 0-2 Spain)
Dimitri Payet (Marseille 5-2 Leipzig)
Goncalo Ramos (Slovenia 0-4 Portugal)
Ricardinho (Portugal 4-1 Romania)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus 0-3 Real Madrid)

The results will be announced in just under 13 days, with Ronaldo now surely the favourite.

Who's goal was better? Ronaldo's or Bale's? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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