FIFA Announce Puskas Award 2012 Shortlist: The Nominees Are As Follows…

Chris Wright

14th, November 2012

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By Chris Wright

The ten FIFA nominees for the Puskas Award 2012 (or ‘Goal of the Year’ if you’d prefer) have been announced, and the shortlist looks like this y’all…

1. Hatem Ben Arfa, NEWCASTLE vs Bolton…

2. Gaston Maella, NACIONAL POTOSI vs The Strongest…

3. Radamel Falcao, ATLETICO MADRID vs America de Cali…

4. Olivia Jimenez, MEXICO vs Switzerland…

5. Lionel Messi, ARGENTINA vs Brazil…

6. Moussa Sow, FENERBAHCE vs Galatasaray…

7. Miroslav Stoch, FENERBAHCE vs Genclerbirligi…

8. Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, GHANA vs Guinea…

9. Eric Hassli, VANCOUVER vs Toronto…

10. Neymar, SANTOS vs Internacional…

Strange that Papiss Cisse’s banana volley against Chelsea doesn’t get a look in. Seems like FIFA haven’t even chose the best Newcastle goal from last year, but hey ho, these things happen.

Neymar won the Puskas Award for 2011 with his tricky-dicky dash goal against Flamengo…

…and we wouldn’t be overly surprised if he wins it again this time round what with him being a bit of a FIFA darling – though our personal favourite of that particular batch is Gaston Maella’s instinctive, unorthodox scorpion volley.

Who are you backing for the 2012 gong Pies folk?

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