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FIFA Announces Three Finalists for Puskás Award, a.k.a. Goal of the Year Award (Videos)
On Tuesday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, FIFA announced the three finalists (whittled down from ten) for the Puskás Award, which is given to the soccer player—male or female—deemed to have scored the best goal in the world in 2012.
The world soccer governing body created the award in 2009 and named it after Ferenc Puskás. The Hungarian international and Real Madrid striker was the most prolific scorer of the 20th century, having scored 84 goals in 85 international games and 512 goals in 528 club matches, which is pretty good.
Interestingly, one of this year’s finalists just so happens to be last year’s winner, 20-year-old Neymar of Brazil. The other two finalists are Radamel Falcao of Venezuela and Miroslav Stoch of Slovakia.
Here are the goals:
Neymar – March 7, 2012 – Santos FC vs. Internacional, 2012 Copa Libertadores
Radamel Falcao – May 19, 2012 – Atlético Madrid vs. America de Cali, Friendly
Miroslav Stoch – March 3, 2012 – Fenerbahçe vs. Gençlerbirliği, Turkish Süper Lig
If you want to have a say in who wins, you can actually place your vote at FIFA.com until January 7, 2013.
So, who you got?