The Argentina duo of Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez are likely favourites as the race to determine the winner for the FIFA Puskás Award for the “best goal of the year” is underway on FIFA.com and francefootball.fr.
The two will hope they can get votes from fans from across the world who will decide which of the ten goals chosen by FIFA and selected Football Committee members will be the winner of this award.
Amongst his several goals in the period under review, Messi’s strike in the Copa del Rey duel against Athletic Bilbao was selected while Tevez’s wonder strike in the Serie A clash against Parma made the rich shortlist.
A surprise inclusion for many will be the goal from David Ball who plies his trade in the third-tier of English period.
Below are the ten goals are (in alphabetical order of the scorer’s names):
David Ball – 29.03.2015, Fleetwood Town – Preston North End, League 1 (England)
Gonzalo Castro – 12.04.2015, Real Sociedad – Deportivo de la Coruña, Primera Division (Spain)
Alessandro Florenzi – 16.09.2015, AS Roma – FC Barcelona, UEFA Champions League
Wendell Lira – 11.03.2015, Atletico-GO – Goianesia, Campeonato Goiano (Brazil)
Carli Lloyd – 05.07.2015, USA – Japan, FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™
Lionel Messi – 30.05.2015, Athletic Bilbao – FC Barcelona, Copa del Rey (Spain)
Philippe Mexes – 25.07.2015, AC Milan – Inter Milan, Friendly Match
Marcel Ndjeng – 13.07.2015, SC Paderborn – Bolton Wanderers, Friendly Match
Esteban Ramirez – 02.11.2014, Herediano – Deportivo Saprissa, Primera Division (Costa Rica)
Carlos Tevez – 09.11.2014, Juventus – Parma Calcio, Serie A (Italy).