FIFA has revealed its 10 nominees for 2016’s Puskas Award including goals from Neymar, Hal Robson-Kanu and Lionel Messi.
The annual award is given to the best goals scored around the world between October 2015 and October 2016.
Saul Niguez’s solo wondergoal for Atletico Madrid against Bayern Munich is among the more memorable from the list of worldies, while Wales striker Hal Robson-Kanu’s career-defining matchwinner against Belgium in Euro 2016.
Messi’s Copa America effort against USA gets him on the illustrious list, while Barcelona team-mate Neymar is included for his incredible lobbed-turn-and-shoot goal against Villarreal last season.
Some of the more unknown nominees include Finland native Simon Skrabb scoring what can only be described as a diving backheel flick volley for his Swedish team. Sounds ridiculous? That’s because it is – and in the best possible way.
Anyone can vote for the winner on FIFA’s website and the best goal of the year will be revealed at the The Best FIFA Football Awards (formerly known as the Ballon d’Or ceremony until France Football separated from the organisation this year) on January 9, 2017 in Zurich.