Dániel Zsóri nominated for Puskás Award!
23 Aug. 2019.
Football's world governing body FIFA has announced the ten-candidate shortlist for the 2019 FIFA Puskás Award, which decides the goal of the year. The prize named after Ferenc Puskás has been presented since 2009 and includes a Hungarian candidate for the first time ever.
That player is Dániel Zsóri, whose last-minute scissors kick for Debrecen against Ferencváros in February has put him up against the likes of Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the competition for football's most prestigious recognition of a goal for an individual.
For the shortlist of candidates, FIFA's technical committee selected the ten goals they thought were best suited to winning the Goal of the Year for 2019 and which were scored during the valid period of 16th July 2018 and 19th July 2019.
The reduction of the shortist from ten to three is voted for by the public on the FIFA website between now and midnight on 1st September, but first, prospective voters must register in the FIFA Club. Following this public vote, this year, for the first time, the three most popular goals will be assessed and decided upon by a group of 'FIFA Legends' before a winner is decided upon.
Zsóri's goal came in his first ever OTP Bank Liga match, moreover in the 93rd minute and which completed his side's recovery from a goal down to an ultimate 2–1 victory against a club which would eventually win the Hungarian championship that season.
Hereunder are video clips of the ten candidates:
FIFA PUSKAS AWARD 2019 NOMINEE: Matheus Cunha
FIFA PUSKAS AWARD 2019 NOMINEE: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
FIFA PUSKAS AWARD 2019 NOMINEE: Lionel Messi
FIFA PUSKAS AWARD 2019 NOMINEE: Ajara Nchout
FIFA PUSKAS AWARD 2019 NOMINEE: Fabio Quagliarella
FIFA PUSKAS AWARD 2019 NOMINEE: Juan Fernando Quintero
FIFA PUSKAS AWARD 2019 NOMINEE: Amy Rodriguez
FIFA PUSKAS AWARD 2019 NOMINEE: Billie Simpson
FIFA PUSKAS AWARD 2019 NOMINEE: Andros Townsend
FIFA PUSKAS AWARD 2019 NOMINEE: Dániel Zsóri
THE FIFA PUSKÁS AWARD WINNERS SO FAR:
2009: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Manchester United) – FC Porto v Manchester United, Champions League.
2010: Hamit Altintop (Turkey, Bayern Munich) – Kazakhstan v Turkey, European Championship.
2011: Neymar (Brazil, Santos) – Santos v Flamengo, Brazilian league.
2012: Miroslav Stoch (Slovakia, Fenerbahce) – Fenerbahce v Genclerbirligi, Turkish top flight.
2013: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden, Paris Saint-Germain) – Sweden v England, international friendly.
2014: James Rodríguez (Colombia, AS Monaco) – Colombia v Uruguay, World Cup round of 16.
2015: Wendell Lira (Brazil, Goianésia) – Atlético GO v Goianésia, Brazilian Goiás State Championship.
2016: Mohd Faiz Subri (Malaysia, Penang) – Penang v Pahang, Malaysian league.
2017: Olivier Giroud (France, Arsenal) – Arsenal v Crystal Palace, English Premier League,
2018: Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool) – Liverpool v Everton, English Premier League.