Video: Stunning scorpion kick is goal of the season contender

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Made famous by Colombian keeper Rene Higuita, the scorpion kick is that most mythical of football skills.

Sure, bicycle-kicks are seldom seen but often spectacular, and its close relative the scissor-kick can be equally as eye-catching, if a little more common. Paris St-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic even invented his own last year against England - the so-called propellor kick.

But none are as rare, as mind-blowingly brilliant, and as what-the-hell-was-that crazy as the scorpion kick.

Now, pulling it off as a goalkeeper is awesome - but how about scoring a goal with one?

Because that's what Doxa Katokopias FC star Ricardo Fernandes did. The former-Porto star is his club's captain, and his incredible effort for the Cypriot First Division side is genuinely absurd. The 34-year-old was a Champions League winner with Porto under Jose Mourinho in 2004, and his quality shines through in this effort.

Having the quick thinking to attempt it is one thing, having the skill - and luck - to pull it off is quite another.

Anyway, here it is in all its glory. Enjoy...

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Ricardo Fernandes
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