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FIFA Puskás Award

Olivier Giroud’s superb ‘scorpion kick’ was voted by fans around the globe as the best goal of 2016-17, succeeding Mohd Faiz Subri as this year’s FIFA Puskás Award winner. His brilliantly improvised finish, scored against Crystal Palace in the English Premier League on 1 January 2017, completed a swift counter attack by Arsenal. Alexis Sanchez curled in a cross from outside the penalty area on the left wing for the Frenchman, whose audacious, acrobatic effort crashed in off the crossbar before bulging the inside of the Palace net.

The Finalists

  • Deyna CASTELLANOS

  • VEN
    Venezuela
  • Masuluke OSCARINE

  • RSA
    South Africa

The other candidates

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng

  • GHA
    Ghana
  • Alejandro CAMARGO

  • ARG
    Argentina
  • Moussa DEMBELE

  • FRA
    France
  • Aviles Hurtado

  • COL
    Colombia
  • Mario MANDZUKIC

  • CRO
    Croatia
  • Nemanja MATIC

  • SRB
    Serbia
  • Jordi MBOULA

  • ESP
    Spain