The 10 nominees for the FIFA Puskas Award

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The 10 nominees for the FIFA Puskas award have been revealed.

The Puskas Award is handed to the player that has scored the best goal in the previous campaign.

Last season, Mohamed Salah controversially claimed the award for his strike in the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton.

It was a good goal but was it really the best goal during the 2018/19 season?

Probably not.

But the standard this season is pretty incredible.

Here are the 10 nominees:

Matheus Cunha | Bayer Leverkusen vs RB LEIPZIG

A beautiful roulette turn and then a delicious dink over the goalkeeper. Utter filth.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic | Toronto FC vs LA GALAXY

How do you even describe this? A spinning backheel finish for the legendary Swede. Only Zlatan is capable of something like that.

Lionel Messi | Real Betis vs FC BARCELONA

An unreal chip off the underside of the crossbar to complete his hat-trick. Just amazing.

Ajara Nchout | CAMEROON vs New Zealand

Turning her defender inside out twice before finishing cooly. Take a bow, Nchout.

Fabio Quagliarella | SAMPDORIA vs Napoli

A goal typical of Quagliarella’s outrageousness. A mid-air flick with the inside of his foot. Wow.

Juan Fernando Quintero | RIVER PLATE vs Racing Club

One of the best free-kicks we’ve ever seen from the Colombian star.

Amy Rodriguez | UTAH ROYALS vs Sky Blue FC

Picks up the ball 70 yards out, beats a defender and smashes one in from well outside the box. Superb.

Billy Simpson | Sion Swifts Ladies FC vs CLIFTONVILLE LADIES FC

Somehow, the first time we’ve seen this goal. A volley from inside her own half straight from an opponent’s goal-kick. Incredible.

Andros Townsend | Manchester City vs CRYSTAL PALACE

One of the sweetest volleys in Premier League history. Bosh.

Daniel Zsori | DEBRECEN FC vs Ferencvaros TC

Who attempts a ridiculous overhead kick in the 93rd-minute with the scores level at 1-1? Zsori, that’s who.

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