Rooney and Messi strikes among FIFA's 2011 top ten goals

The winner will be given the Ferenc Puskas award in FIFA's Golden Ball ceremony in January 2012.

FP Staff November 19, 2011 16:29:07 IST
Rooney and Messi strikes among FIFA's 2011 top ten goals

FIFA has released their list of top 10 goals of the year for the Ferenc Puskas Award. Users of FIFA.com and France Football Magazine can vote till December 5th to determine the winner.

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney is on the list for his overhead bicycle kick scored against local rivals and current title challengers Manchester City in last year's 2-1 victory.

Lionel Messi's Champions League winner against Arsenal also made it to the list alongside Tottenham Hotspur's Giovani dos Santos who scored a beautifully measured chip for Mexico in the Gold Cup final.

Rooney and Messi strikes among FIFAs 2011 top ten goals

Rooney went on to say that it was the best goal he had ever scored. Getty Images


Dejan Stankovic's sensational goal from half-line earned a place while Brazil's young star Neymar's solo effort also has a chance of winning the prestigious honour.

United States women's team player Heather O'Reilly is nominated for her long range strike against Colombia in the Women's World Cup.

The list contains two more overhead kicks- one by Julio Gomez scored in the U-17 World Cup for Mexico and the other scored by Lisandro Lopez.

The winner of the award, named in honour of Hungary legend Puskas, will be announced at Fifa's Golden Ball gala on 9 January.

Play to see the top ten goals of 2011

Updated Date:

also read

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: India coach Igor Stimac says 36-year-old striker Sunil Chhetri playing 'as if he is 25'
Sports

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: India coach Igor Stimac says 36-year-old striker Sunil Chhetri playing 'as if he is 25'

Chhetri led from the front to power India to a 2-0 win over Bangladesh on Monday night, the latest effort helping him surpass Argentina's global superstar Lionel Messi in international goals

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022: Neymar stars in Brazil's win over Paraguay; Argentina blow two-goal lead
Sports

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022: Neymar stars in Brazil's win over Paraguay; Argentina blow two-goal lead

Peru earned their first win of the qualification campaign but remained bottom of the group despite a surprise 2-1 success at Ecuador.

Copa America 2021: Argentina counting on Lionel Messi and history against Paraguay
Sports

Copa America 2021: Argentina counting on Lionel Messi and history against Paraguay

Paraguay have never beaten Argentina in 22 games in the South American championship.