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World football: Top 10 goals of 2013

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Three days, that's all you have to vote for your best goal of 2013.

FIFA have shortlisted just 10 goals as nominees for the Puskas Award.

Named after the great Real Madrid striker, Ferenc Puskas, who scored a total of 512 goals in his career, the award celebrates the best of the once in a lifetime strikes we all dream of.

Although, Neymar Jr. could be in with a chance to take the trophy home for the second time in his career, his goal in the Confederations Cup last summer shocked the world, justifying his £48million value which saw him transfer to Barcelona.

It was, however, moments of magic like his 2011 solo goal which caught the eye of the Catalonia, and bagged him the Puskas Award that year, joining the past recipients, Cristiano Ronaldo and Hamit Altintop, and being succeeded by Miroslav Stoch last year.

This year, the Brazilian is faced with a tougher challenge, against the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Antonio Di Natale and some names which you may have never heard of.

The Award, established in 2009, highlights the deserved appreciation of truly sensational goals, not the name carried with them.

It's the chance for lesser known players to make a name for themselves on the world stage, such as Matty Burrows of Glentoran in 2010, who's goal lost out to Turkey's Altintop, already we can see the variety of nominees illegible for the award.

Female players are also included, this year Louisa Necib of France, and Australia's Lisa De Vanna have been fittingly nominated, alongside Peter Ankersen, Daniel Ludueña, Juan Manuel Olivera, Panagiotis Kone and Nemanja Matić.

All of whom you can still vote for on the FIFA Puskas Award website before December 9, when the poll closes.

But first, sit back, relax, and enjoy the video above, celebrating the truly greatest goals of 2013.

Tell us your favourite goal in the comments below!

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