The best free kick goal of the year was scored by an English teenager

Cameron Smith

Forget Messi and Ronaldo and Arjen Robben. The player you want to see take a free kick is Reading FC midfield youth squad wunderkind Liam Kelly.

Kelly, who currently plays for the English Championship side's U-18 squad, scored the magical free kick you see above during a game against Bolton's U-18 squad. Kelly, 17, is a diminuitive and speedy midfielder who uses burst to break up the pitch and terrific vision to find his teammates.

Now we know he has one heck of a trick up his sleeve, too. Perhaps if he gets sick of soccer he can give Bill Belichick a call and try to drop kick extra points for a living? There are worse things to do with one's life.

Of course, given his early results, Kelly may have a pretty bright future kicking a soccer ball somewhere in Europe in the years ahead. Prep Rally hopes he does, because we'd like to see a few more of these free kicks.

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