Finalists for FIFA Puskas Award announced!

FIFA has announced the finalists for the FIFA Puskás Award. This prize is given to the player judged to have scored the most aesthetically pleasing goal, regardless of the competition in which it took place and the player’s gender or nationality.

Who will succeed 2020 recipient Son Heung-min in claiming the coveted crown? The voting process for the 11 goals in the race ended on Friday, December 17, 2021 and the final three nominees for the FIFA Puskás Award are (in alphabetical order):

  • Érik Lamela (ARG) – Arsenal FC v. Tottenham Hotspur FC [Premier League] (March 14, 2021)
  • Patrik Schick (CZE) – Czech Republic v. Scotland [UEFA EURO 2020] (June 14, 2021)
  • Mehdi Taremi (IRN) – Chelsea FC v. FC Porto [UEFA Champions League] (April 13, 2021)

All the winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021, including the recipients of the FIFA Fan Award and the FIFA Fair Play Award, will be crowned on January 17 during a TV show broadcast live from the Home of FIFA in Zurich.

To keep up with the latest news about The Best FIFA Football Awards, visit and check out FIFA’s accounts on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

You can join the discussion about who should win the awards by using the hashtag #TheBest.

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