Seattle Sounders’ Nigeria forward, Obafemi Martins, has picked Seattle Sounders’ goal of the year award, 366football.com can report.
The former FC Ebiedei star was named as the Major League Soccer side’s Most Outstanding Player for 2015, won the honour for his beautiful strike against Colorado Rapids.
The former Inter Milan player was recently named the club Most Valuable Player for 2015.
Martins scored 15 goals in 24 appearances for Sounders despite having to battle injury for some parts of the season.
He impressive showing for the club earned him a recall to the Super Eagles after a lengthy absence.
His scoring percentage (35.7) ranked first in MLS, and Martins became the first player in league history to score 15 goals on fewer than 45 shots.
He integral to the club’s late-season resurgence, recording six goals and two assists during Seattle’s eight-match unbeaten run to finish the 2015 regular season.
Although the formal announcement appears to have come in under the radar, Obafemi Martins obtained a green card at some point in 2015.
The development first came to light when MLS released the roster updates for all 20 teams.
A Sounders spokesperson later confirmed that the roster was accurate. While this may seem like a simple matter of paperwork, it does have real-world ramifications for the Sounders’ roster.