Puskas Awards 2009

By | December 12, 2009

Puskas (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0f/Puskas_Ferenc.jpg)

Puskas (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0f/Puskas_Ferenc.jpg)

Created in honour of Ferenc Puskás, captain and star of the Hungarian national team during the 1950s, the FIFA Puskás Award will be bestowed upon the player from either the men’s or women’s game judged to have scored the best goal of the year.

The final decision gets determined by FIFA.com users. In making their decision, the FIFA Football Committee applied the following criteria:

1. Aesthetics (a subjective criterion – long-range shots, team moves, acrobatic goals etc)
2. The importance of the match (an objective criterion – in descending order: national teams, continental tournaments, domestic first divisions)
3. The absence of luck or an opposition mistake as a factor making the goal possible
4. Fair Play: the player must not have conducted himself poorly during the game or, for example, have been found guilty of doping
5. The date: goals scored between July 2008 and July 2009

The winner will be unveiled at the FIFA World Player gala on 21 December and the voting will be closed on the 14th of December.

Until the ceremony please make  your choices & explain why you have chosen it:

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My vote goes to Nilmar’s goal in the Internacional-Corinthians match that was played on May 10, 2009… His diagonal run towards the box passing several players and his insistence on scoring is worth seeing. As seeable D’Alessandro’s pass from behind the center line leaves Nilmar as the second player that is closest to the opposite post. He creates his own space and progressively continues with the ball. Obviously, positioning mistakes and lack of communication within the defense can be seen as other reasons  for the goal. A detailed analysis of the goal has been given in the following video:

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