There’s nothing like a goal of the season competition to split opinion, and UEFA’s (not overly inspiring) list of 10 nominees for the 2015/16 gong is no exception.
The list includes a couple of crackers from this summer’s EURO 2016, including Xherdan Shaqiri’s outstanding bicycle kick against Poland and Marek Hamsik’s curling cracker against Russia. While Saúl Ñíguez’s dribbling wonder-goal for Atletico Madrid in the Champions League is also included.
Juventus new-boy Gonzalo Higuain gets the nod for a thumping strike against Legia Warsaw while, unsurprisingly, Leo Messi makes the cut. Although we’re not sure what a Futsal goal is really doing on the list!
Here’s the 10 nominees…
Marek Hamsik for Slovakia v Russia at EURO 2016
Ricardinho for Portugal v Serbia at the Futsal EURO 2016
Camille Abily for Olympique Lyonnais v SK Slavia Praha in the Women’s Champions League
Xherdan Shaqiri for Switzerland v Poland at EURO 2016
Saúl Ñíguez for Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich in the Champions League
Stephan Lichtsteiner for Juventus v Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Champions League
Juan Cuadrado for Juventus v Bayern Munich in the Champions League
Gonzalo Higuain for Napoli v Legia Warszawa in the Champions League
Carles Aleñá for Barcelona v Roma in the UEFA Youth League
Lionel Messi for Barcelona v Roma in the Champions League
You can check them out in all their glory (and vote for your favourite) by clicking here.
The voting will stay open for almost a month, although surely it’s a toss-up between Shaqiri and Ñíguez?