Fred scores stunning overhead kick (Fluminense-Coritiba)

We have seen some cracking overhead kicks in recent weeks (Eren Derdiyok and Julio Baptista are two stand out efforts) and Fluminense striker Fred has added his name to the list of bicycle kicks in 2011.

The former Lyon striker only returned from international duty with Brazil 26 hours before kick off against Coritiba but proved to be the match winner with a hat-trick.

Fred’s opener on 24 minutes was a special goal, a bicycle kick of the highest order and will likely be one of the front runners to win goal of the 2011 season in Brazil.

The ball was lobbed in from the right back position, Fred chested the ball down and manoeuvred his body superbly to arrow a terrific effort into the far corner.

Footage of Fred’s stunning overhead kick v Coritiba is here.

Fred’s hat-trick v Coritiba is on this video.