ZURICH: FIFA has named the finalists for the Puskás Award to the player judged to have scored the “most aesthetically pleasing goal” in the past year.
Last year’s winner was Tottenham and South Kofea’s Son Heung-min.
Voting for the 11 goals in the race ended on Friday, December 17, 2021 and the final three nominees, in alphabetical order, are:
Érik Lamela (ARG) – Arsenal FC v. Tottenham Hotspur FC [Premier League] (14 March 2021)
Patrik Schick (CZE) – Czech Republic v. Scotland [UEFA EURO 2020] (14 June 2021)
Mehdi Taremi (IRN) – Chelsea FC v. FC Porto [UEFA Champions League] (13 April 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 17 January during a TV show broadcast live from the Home of FIFA in Zurich.
On Wednesday FIFA will announce the final three nominees for The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper and The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper. This will be followed on Thursday by the announcement of the final three nominees for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach and The Best FIFA Men’s Coach.
On Friday FIFA will unveil the three finalists for The Best FIFA Women’s Player and The Best FIFA Men’s Player during an online event featuring the FIFA Legends Kristine Lilly and Sami Khedira.