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

Cameron Smith
Prep Rally

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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