Mon. May 16th, 2022

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FIFA on Monday announced 11 nominees for the Puskás Award 2021.

The winner will be selected by an international jury comprising a panel of FIFA Legends and registered fans from all over the world on FIFA.com.

Recall that FIFA had last Monday announced candidates for Men’s Best Coach, goalkeepers and among other awards.

The 11 nominees shortlisted for the shortlist for the Puskás Award 2021 are.

1. Luis Díaz (COL): Brazil v. Colombia [CONMEBOL Copa América] (23 June 2021)

2. Gauthier Hein (FRA): Chamois Niortais FC v. AJ Auxerre [Ligue 2] (10 April 2021)

3. Érik Lamela (ARG): Arsenal FC v. Tottenham Hotspur FC [Premier League] (14 March 2021)

4. Valentino Lazaro (AUT): Bayer 04 Leverkusen v. Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach [Bundesliga] (8 November 2020)

5. Riyad Mahrez (ALG): Zimbabwe v. Algeria [CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying] (16 November 2020)

6. Sandra Owusu-Ansah (GHA): Kumasi Sports Academy Ladies FC v. Supreme Ladies FC [Ghana Women’s Premier League] (8 May 2021)

7. Vangelis Pavlidis (GRE): Willem II v. Fortuna Sittard [Eredivisie] (16 May 2021)

8. Daniela Sánchez (MEX): Querétaro FC v. Atlético de San Luis [Liga MX Femenil] (16 January 2021)

9. Patrik Schick (CZE): Czech Republic v. Scotland [UEFA EURO 2020] (14 June 2021)

10. Mehdi Taremi (IRN): Chelsea FC v. FC Porto [UEFA Champions League] (13 April 2021)

11. Caroline Weir (SCO): Manchester City WFC v. Manchester United WFC [FA Women’s Super League] (12 February 2021)

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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