Fan with one leg wins Scottish Football League’s goal of the month award
December 6, 2016
He’s coming for the Puskas Award next
The Scottish Premier League’s goal of the month award has been claimed by 32-year-old Dundee United fan Tommy McKay, who executed a gorgeous lob during halftime of a Scottish Championship match against Dunfirmline.
⚽🏆 | @DundeeUnitedFC fan Tommy McKay has won the @Ladbrokes #SPFL Goal of the Month for November! Watch his award winning goal below. pic.twitter.com/L9LMAu5uoN
— SPFL (@spfl) December 6, 2016
McKay battled cancer as a child, resulting in the loss of his right leg. However, this didn’t slow him down as he charged towards the goal on crutches and executed a perfect lob from outside the box to the delight of the crowd and a group of players warming up on the pitch. The footage quickly spread, earning McKay a spot amongst the league’s goal of the month nominees. He came out on top with 80% of the online vote.
“You will never know how much this means to me and my family and I am eternally grateful,” said McKay, who plays in the Amputee Football Association Scotland, upon receiving his trophy from Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon. In addition to the award, McKay also receives a season ticket for 2017/18.