Neymar up for Ballon d'Or and Puskás awards

Barcelona and Brazil football star Neymar's stunning strike is nominated for FIFA Puskás Award 2013.
Brazil international footballer Neymar scores in Brasilia
Another golden Neymar moment © Clive Rose/2013 Getty Images
By Sean Calvert

Another year in football, another nomination for Neymar Santos in the prestigious Puskás Award for the goal of the year, which the prodigy adds to his recent nomination for footballer of the year award the FIFA Ballon d'Or.

Watch the goal in question from this year's FIFA Confederations Cup in this video and see if it gets your Puskás vote!

The 21-year-old soccer sensation joins nine other nominees in the running for the award, the winner of which will be revealed LIVE on TV on January 13, 2014 at the same time as the winner of the Ballon d'Or.

Neymar won the Puskás Award for goal of the season in 2011 for his fabulous solo strike in the Brasileirão Série A for Santos against Flamengo – a goal that ranked him ahead of second placed Lionel Messi and third placed Wayne Rooney that particular year.

Neymar was also third last year behind Radamel Falcao and Miroslav Stoch and nominated in 2010 for further great goals for Santos.

The list of nominees in full is:

Peter Ankersen – 10 August 2013 - Esbjerg fB v. Aarhus GF - SAS Ligaen (Denmark)
Lisa De Vanna – 01 June 2013 - Sky Blue FC v. Boston Breakers – NWSL
Antonio Di Natale – 07 April 2013 - Udinese Calcio v. AC Chievo Verona – Serie A
Zlatan Ibrahimović – 13 November 2012 – Sweden v. England – International Friendly
Panagiotis Kone – 16 December 2012 - SSC Napoli v. Bologna FC 1909 – Serie A
Daniel Ludueña – 27 July 2013 – Pachuca CF v. Tigres UANL – Apertura Mexico
Nemanja Matić – 13 January 2013 – SL Benfica v. FC Porto – Liga Sagres
Louisa Nécib – 17 March 2013 - Olympique Lyonnais v. AS Saint-Etienne - D1 Féminine
Neymar – 15 June 2013 – Brazil v. Japan – FIFA Confederations Cup
Juan Manuel Olivera – 28 August 2013 - Nautico v. Sport Recife – Copa Sudamericana

You can watch all of the above goals at FIFA's official site or via their YouTube channel.


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