The Puskás Award is an annual football award presented by FIFA for the male or female judged to have scored the most aesthetically significant, or "most beautiful", goal of the year. It was first awarded in 2009, and is named after the legendary Hungarian and Real Madrid striker Ferenc Puskás of the 1950s and 1960s.
There is several main criteria for this award. Primarily it is given regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender or religion. Also, the goal shouldn't be a product of luck, such as a deflection off a defender. Of course, it must also be captured on film. The award was originally decided based solely on fan votes, though after a controversial award in 2018, the voting procedure was changed. Since 2019, the votes by a panel of legends selected by FIFA are also considered.
List of Puskás Award winners
|A stunning bicycle kick from long range
|Polish amputee player Marcin Oleksy scored a stunning, acrobatic volley in his domestic league for Warta Poznan against Stal Rzeszow.
|For the Argentine's audacious rabona and nutmeg goal for Tottenham against Arsenal. It was also the time a player from the same club had won the award in consecutive years.
|Tottenham player Son Heungmin claimed the prize for his solo goal, taking the from near his own penalty area, before dribbling 70 meters to strike against Burnley FC.
|for his spectacular overhead kick for Debrecen
|For his sensational goal against Everton at Anfield, spinning away from his marker in the area before curling a shot into the far top corner.
|scorpion kick goal against Crystal Palace in the Premier League,
|Mohd Faiz Subri
|A remarkable swerving free kick. He was the first Malaysian to be nominated for the FIFA Puskás Award
|For his twisting bicycle kick playing for Goianesia in Brazil's Goiano.
|The Real Madrid goal for Colombia at the 2012 FIFA World Cup. He chested the ball down with his back to goal, turned and volleyed an unstoppable effort from 25 metres into the top, left-hand corner of the net. It was also voted Goal of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
|For his amazing overhead volley into the goal from more than 30 metres in Sweden's friendly match against England
|for a beautiful volley from outside the penalty area
|For a sensational goal against Flamengo, first weaving his way through most of the opposition defence from near the halfway line and pulling off an amazing trick before slotting the ball into the goal.
|Bullet-lile first-time shot into the top corner of the net from 18 metres
|Ronaldo won the award for his long-range goal against Porto in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final
- FIFA Awards Lists
- Gerd Müller Trophy for Striker of the Year
- List of the FIFA male player of the year and FIFA female player of the year.
- Profile of player Ferenc Puskás