The Puskas award is, according to FIFA’s own blurb, ‘bestowed upon the player adjudged to have scored the best goal of the year.’
This year Arsenal have a contender in the shape of Olivier Giroud, for his now legendary Scorpion Kick strike against Crystal Palace last season.
Shortlist for the Puskas Award for best goal. Not entirely sure how Matic got on there, lovely goal though it was pic.twitter.com/hq5kTxyMvB
— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) September 22, 2017
The French international was involved in the build-up, with a lovely flick, before finishing Alexis Sanchez’s cross in acrobatic fashion.
The goals will be judged by a panel of experts, consisting of: Henrik Larsson, Pedrag Mijatovic, Celia Sasic, Alan Shearer, and Abby Wambach.
Should the HFB not win, it would be a massive travesty of justice the likes of which the world has never seen before and people should take the streets and starting burning shit in protest.
In the meantime, here’s the goal to enjoy again.