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James Rodriguez wins FIFA Puskas Award for 2014

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Real Madrid star James Rodriguez has won the FIFA Puskas Award for 2014 after his stunning strike for Colombia at the World Cup in Brazil. 

His remarkable effort edged out Manchester United striker Robin van Persie and Irish footballer Stephanie Roche, who were also in contention for the award. 

Roche would have become the first female to win the award after her extraordinary volley, whilst Van Persie would have been hoping to secure the prize after his ridiculous header against Spain. 

Incredible 

There's no doubt about it, all three goals were quite tremendous, but it's not a huge surprise that Rodriguez's volley against Uruguay was voted as No.1. 

The goal, which was taken on his chest and ultimately volley from outside of the area and into the top corner, was without a doubt his standout moment in a remarkable tournament for him on a personal level. 

After receiving the award in Zurich, Rodriguez said: "This is a very important award for both me and Colombia. I would like to thank everyone who voted for me."

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Real Madrid move 

Of course, his performances in Brazil handed him the opportunity to complete a mega-money move to Madrid, with the Colombian now being recognised as one of the world's top forwards. 

The talented Colombian will now be hoping to kick on throughout the remainder of the season, as he goes in search of more individual and team awards. 

Did Rodriguez deserve the award? Let us know what you think by having your say in the comments section below! 

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