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FIFA names its three goal of the year nominees
by Samuel Charles, November 30th, 2012 2:05AM

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[VIDEO PICK: Golazos] Neymar, Falcao and Miroslav Stoch were named as finalists for the 2012 Puskas Award by FIFA in Sao Paolo on Thursday, recognizing this year’s best goal. See all three ...

Named after prolific Hungarian striker Ferenc Puskas, the award finalists were picked from 10 nominees on FIFA’s website. The winner will be announced in January from among these three, also determined by online voting.

Even if we ignore the fact that FIFA’s own rigidity meant Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s epic bicycle kick was denied eligibility by a matter of hours, in November, are these really the crème de la creme?

Neymar’s wonderful run this year isn’t as stunning, or creative, as the one that won him the 2011 Puskas, SEE HERE. While Falcao’s smash happened during a club friendly in his native Colombia, a week after the La Liga season ended.

Goals round the world to choose from, scored in a multitude of methods, and the finalists are a pair of first time belts on corner kicks, and a redundant run. Three great goals to be sure, Stoch got my vote, but am I the only one who’s disappointed?

Let us know. Here now, the nominees …

Radamel Falcao (América de Cali-Atletico Madrid, 19 May)



Neymar (Santos-Internacional, 7 March)



Miroslav Stoch of Fenerbahce (Fenerbahce-Genclerbirligi, 3 March)



1 comment
  1. Bryna Perkins
    commented on: November 30, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.
    They are pretty decent goals but I've seen both my sons make goals just like those...how about nominating something a little more spectacular!


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