By Chris Wright
The ten FIFA nominees for the Puskas Award 2011 (“Goal of the Year’ in Layman’s terms) have been announced, and the shortlist looks something* like this…
(*It looks exactly like this)
1. Benjamin de Ceulaer, LOKEREN vs Club Brugge
2. Giovani dos Santos, MEXICO vs United States
3. Julio Gomez, MEXICO U17 vs Germany U17
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, AC MILAN vs Lecce
5. Lisandro Ezequiel Lopez, ARSENAL SARANDI vs Olimpo
6. Lionel Messi, BARCELONA vs Arsenal
7. Neymar, SANTOS vs Flamengo
8. Heather O’Reilly, US Women vs Colombia Women
9. Wayne Rooney, MAN UTD vs Man City
10. Dejan Stankovic, INTER MILAN vs Schalke 04
Which goal’s your money on folks? I’ll have ten groats on Mr Rooney, though I wouldn’t be at all surprised if a black player happened to win it this year considering this is FIFA we’re talking about. A big ‘well done’ to Neymar then!
This way to watch last year’s winner, that stunning volley from Hamit Altintop.