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FIFA Puskás Award

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Puskás, one of the top scorers of the 20th century.

The FIFA Puskás Award [ˈpuʃkaːʃ] is an award established on 20 October 2009 by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) at the behest of its President Sepp Blatter in order to award the player, male or female, judged to have scored the most aesthetically significant, or "most beautiful", goal of the year.

The award is in honor of Ferenc Puskás, the striker for the Real Madrid team of the late 1950s and the 1960s, and central member of the highly successful Hungarian side of the same era. Puskás is widely considered by many to be the most powerful and prolific forward European football produced in first division football, and scored a once world record of 84 goals in 85 internationals. He is one of the top scorers of the 20th century with 512 goals in 528 matches.

"It is important to preserve the memory of those footballing greats who have left their mark on our history. Ferenc Puskás was not only a player with immense talent who won many honours, but also a remarkable man. FIFA is therefore delighted to pay tribute to him by dedicating this award to his memory," said Blatter at the inauguration of the award in Budapest.

The time-frame for the first award was July 2008 to July 2009. The annual award was presented for the first time during the 2009 FIFA World Player of the Year Gala on 21 December in Switzerland, with the Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo being the first prize winner.


  • It should be a beautiful goal (subjective — the spread of goals should include long-range shots, team goals, overhead kicks, individual plays, etc.).
  • The award should be awarded "without distinction of championship, gender or nationality". [1]
  • The goal should not be the result of luck, mistakes or a deflection by a teammate or the other team.
  • The goal should support fair play, i.e. the player should not have behaved badly in the game or have been charged with doping, for example.

Winners and Nominees


Rank Player Nationality Team Opponent Score Competition Vote percentage
1st Cristiano Ronaldo 23x15px Portugal 23x15px Manchester United 23x15px Porto 1–0 2008–09 UEFA Champions League quarter-final 17.68%
2nd Andrés Iniesta 23x15px Spain 23x15px Barcelona 23x15px Chelsea 1–1 2008–09 UEFA Champions League semi-final 15.64%
3rd Grafite 23x15px Brazil 23x15px Wolfsburg 23x15px Bayern Munich 5–1 2008–09 Fußball-Bundesliga 13.39%
4th Eliran Atar Template:Country data Israel Template:Country data ISR Bnei Yehuda Template:Country data ISR Maccabi Netanya 1–1 2008–09 Israeli Premier League 13.36%
5th Fernando Torres 23x15px Spain 23x15px Liverpool 23x15px Blackburn Rovers 4–0 2008–09 Premier League 9.44%
6th Nilmar 23x15px Brazil 23x15px Internacional 23x15px Corinthians 1–0 2009 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 8.71%
7th Michael Essien 23x15px Ghana 23x15px Chelsea 23x15px Barcelona 1–1 2008–09 UEFA Champions League semi-final 7.85%
8th Luis Ángel Landín 23x15px Mexico 23x15px Cruz Azul 23x15px Morelia 1–1 Primera División de México Clausura 2009 7.30%
9th Emmanuel Adebayor 23x15px Togo 23x15px Arsenal 23x15px Villarreal 1–1 2008–09 UEFA Champions League quarter-final 4.04%
10th Katlego Mphela 23x15px South Africa 23x15px South Africa 23x15px Spain 2–3 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Third place match 2.59%


Rank Player Nationality Team Opponent Score Competition Vote percentage
1st Hamit Altıntop 23x15px Turkey 23x15px Turkey Template:Country data KAZ Kazakhstan 0–2 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group A 40.55%
2nd Linus Hallenius 23x15px Sweden 23x15px Hammarby IF 23x15px Syrianska FC 2–0 2010 Superettan 13.23%
3rd Matty Burrows 23x15px Northern Ireland 23x15px Glentoran 23x15px Portadown 1–0 2010–11 IFA Premiership 10.61%
Unranked Giovanni van Bronckhorst 23x15px Netherlands 23x15px Netherlands 23x15px Uruguay 1–0 2010 FIFA World Cup semi-final N/A
Lionel Messi 23x15px Argentina 23x15px Barcelona 23x15px Valencia 3–0 2009–10 La Liga
Samir Nasri 23x15px France 23x15px Arsenal 23x15px Porto 5–0 2009–10 UEFA Champions League knockout phase
Neymar 23x15px Brazil 23x15px Santos 23x15px Santo André 2–1 2010 Campeonato Paulista
Arjen Robben 23x15px Netherlands 23x15px Bayern Munich 23x15px Schalke 04 1–0 2009–10 DFB-Pokal semifinals
Siphiwe Tshabalala 23x15px South Africa 23x15px South Africa 23x15px Mexico 1–1 2010 FIFA World Cup Group stage
Kumi Yokoyama Template:Country data Japan Template:Country data JPN Japan Template:Country data PRK North Korea 2–1 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup semifinals


Rank Player Nationality Team Opponent Score Competition Vote percentage
1st Neymar 23x15px Brazil 23x15px Santos 23x15px Flamengo 4–5 2011 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A N/A
Unranked Lionel Messi 23x15px Argentina 23x15px Barcelona 23x15px Arsenal 3–1 2010–11 UEFA Champions League knockout phase
Wayne Rooney 23x15px England 23x15px Manchester United 23x15px Manchester City 2–1 2010–11 Premier League
Benjamin De Ceulaer 23x15px Belgium 23x15px Lokeren 23x15px Club Brugge 1–2 2011–12 Belgian Pro League
Giovani dos Santos 23x15px Mexico 23x15px Mexico 23x15px United States 4–2 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
Julio Gómez 23x15px Mexico 23x15px Mexico 23x15px Germany 3–2 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup Semifinals
Zlatan Ibrahimović 23x15px Sweden 23x15px Milan 23x15px Lecce 1–1 2010–11 Serie A
Lisandro López 23x15px Argentina 23x15px Arsenal de Sarandí 23x15px Olimpo 2–2 2011 Torneo Apertura
Heather O'Reilly 23x15px United States 23x15px United States 23x15px Colombia 3–0 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup group stage
Dejan Stanković 23x15px Serbia 23x15px Internazionale 23x15px Schalke 04 2–5 2010–11 UEFA Champions League quarter-final


Rank Player Nationality Team Opponent Score Competition Vote percentage[2]
1st Miroslav Stoch 23x15px Slovakia 23x15px Fenerbahçe 23x15px Gençlerbirliği 6–1 2011–12 Süper Lig 78%
2nd Radamel Falcao 23x15px Colombia 23x15px Atlético Madrid 23x15px América de Cali 2–1 Friendly Match 15%
3rd Neymar 23x15px Brazil 23x15px Santos 23x15px Internacional 3–1 2012 Copa Libertadores 7%
Unranked Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu 23x15px Ghana 23x15px Ghana 23x15px Guinea 1–1 CAF 2012 N/A
Hatem Ben Arfa 23x15px France 23x15px Newcastle United 23x15px Blackburn Rovers 2–1 2011-12 FA Cup
Eric Hassli 23x15px France 23x15px Vancouver Whitecaps 23x15px Toronto 1–1 2012 Canadian Championship
Olivia Jimenez 23x15px Mexico 23x15px Mexico 23x16px Switzerland 2–0 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Gastón Mealla 23x15px Bolivia 23x15px Nacional Potosí 23x15px The Strongest 2–2 Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano
Lionel Messi 23x15px Argentina 23x15px Argentina 23x15px Brazil 4–3 Friendly match
Moussa Sow 23x15px Senegal 23x15px Fenerbahçe 23x15px Galatasaray 2–2 2011–12 Süper Lig


The following list includes the nominees for the 2013 award. Voting was possible through the website until 9 December 2013, after a second voting round was held between the top three goals from the first round. The award to the winning goal from the second round was presented on 13 January 2014.

Rank Player Nationality Team Opponent Score Competition Vote percentage[3]
1st Zlatan Ibrahimovic 23x15px Sweden 23x15px Sweden 23x15px England 4–2 Friendly international 48.7%
2nd Nemanja Matić 23x15px Serbia 23x15px Benfica 23x15px Porto 2–2 2012–13 Primeira Liga 30.8%
3rd Neymar 23x15px Brazil 23x15px Brazil Template:Country data JPN Japan 3–0 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup 20.5%
Unranked Peter Ankersen 23x15px Denmark 23x15px Esbjerg 23x15px Aarhus 5–1 2013–14 Danish Superliga N/A
Lisa De Vanna 23x15px Australia 23x15px Sky Blue 23x15px Boston Breakers 5–1 2013 National Women's Soccer League season
Antonio Di Natale 23x15px Italy 23x15px Udinese 23x15px Chievo 3–1 2012–13 Serie A
Panagiotis Kone 23x15px Greece 23x15px Bologna 23x15px Napoli 2–3 2012–13 Serie A
Louisa Nécib 23x15px France 23x15px Lyon 23x15px Saint-Etienne 5–0 2012–13 Division 1 Féminine
Daniel Ludueña 23x15px Argentina 23x15px Pachuca 23x15px UANL 2–1 2013–14 Liga MX season
Juan Manuel Olivera 23x15px Uruguay 23x15px Náutico 23x15px Sport Recife 2–0 2013 Copa Sudamericana


The nominees for 2014 were announced on 12 November.[4]

Rank Player Nationality Team Opponent Score Competition Vote percentage[5]
1st James Rodríguez 23x15px Colombia 23x15px Colombia 23x15px Uruguay 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup 42%
2nd Stephanie Roche 23x15px Ireland
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2–0 2013–14 Women's National League 33%
3rd Robin van Persie 23x15px Netherlands 23x15px Netherlands 23x15px Spain 5–1 2014 FIFA World Cup 11%
Unranked Tim Cahill 23x15px Australia 23x15px Australia 23x15px Netherlands 2–3 2014 FIFA World Cup N/A
Diego Costa 23x15px Spain 23x15px Atlético Madrid 23x15px Getafe 7–0 2013–14 La Liga
Marco Fabián 23x15px Mexico 23x15px Cruz Azul 23x15px Puebla 1–0 2013–14 Liga MX season
Zlatan Ibrahimović 23x15px Sweden 23x15px Paris Saint-Germain 23x15px Bastia 4–0 2013–14 Ligue 1
Pajtim Kasami 23x16px  Switzerland 23x15px Fulham 23x15px Crystal Palace 4–1 2013–14 Premier League
Camilo Sanvezzo 23x15px Brazil 23x15px Vancouver Whitecaps 23x15px Portland Timbers 2–2 2013 MLS
Hisato Satō Template:Country data Japan Template:Country data JPN Sanfrecce Hiroshima Template:Country data JPN Kawasaki Frontale 2–1 2014 J. League

See also


  1. ^ "Rules Of Allocation" (PDF). Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "FIFA Puskás Award 2012 – Results" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "FIFA Puskás Award 2013 – Results" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "FIFA Puskás Award: Ten best goals of the year announced". 12 November 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "FIFA Puskás award 2014 – results" (PDF). (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 12 January 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 

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