Pkv FIFA Puskás Award: Ten best goals of the year



The race to determine the winner of the FIFA Puskás Award for the “best goal of the year” has started on and Fans from across the world will decide which of the ten goals chosen by FIFA and selected Football Committee members will be the winner of this award.


The ten goals are (in alphabetical order of the scorer’s names):


David Ball – 29.03.2015, Fleetwood Town – Preston North End, League 1 (England)

Gonzalo Castro – 12.04.2015, Real Sociedad – Deportivo de la Coruña, Primera Division (Spain)

Alessandro Florenzi – 16.09.2015, AS Roma – FC Barcelona, UEFA Champions League

Wendell Lira – 11.03.2015, Atletico-GO – Goianesia, Campeonato Goiano (Brazil)

Carli Lloyd – 05.07.2015, USA – Japan, FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™

Lionel Messi – 30.05.2015, Athletic Bilbao – FC Barcelona, Copa del Rey (Spain)

Philippe Mexes – 25.07.2015, AC Milan – Inter Milan, Friendly Match

Marcel Ndjeng – 13.07.2015, SC Paderborn – Bolton Wanderers, Friendly Match

Esteban Ramirez – 02.11.2014, Herediano – Deportivo Saprissa, Primera Division (Costa Rica)

Carlos Tevez – 09.11.2014, Juventus – Parma Calcio, Serie A (Italy)


Videos of the ten goals, as well as the list of scorers and the voting tool, can be found here: and on FIFA on Youtube Users of and will be able to choose from the ten Pkv goals until 30 November, when the three goals with the most votes will be disclosed.


Immediately after the announcement on 30 November, and users will be able to vote again for their favorite from the three remaining goals. The winner will be revealed on the day of the FIFA Ballon d’Or on 11 January 2016. Voting will close during the show.


The FIFA Puskás Award, created in honor and in memory of Ferenc Puskás, the captain and star of the Hungarian national team during the 1950’s, will be presented for the seventh year in a row at the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015, which will be held at the Kongresshaus in Zurich.


During a televised show, the winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the best player of 2015 as well as the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year 2015 will also be revealed. Meanwhile, the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s Football award and the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football award will be presented for the sixth time. For more information on the FIFA Ballon d’Or, please visit:

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Fifa World Rankings November 2015

FIFA World Fifa Rankings

Fifa’s World Rankings for November 2015 were published on Thursday at FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland.


The Fifa World Rankings are now published on Thursday and not Wednesday as before.


Belgium are now top followed by 2014 world champions Germany and losing Copa America and 2014 World Cup finalists Argentina. 2010 World Cup winners Spain remain in 6th place.


The full top ten is Belgium, Germany, Argentina, Portugal, 2015 Copa America winners Chile, Spain, Colombia, Brazil, England, unbeaten in Euro 2016 qualifying, and Austria.


Ivory Coast are the top African team in 22nd place.


Asian Cup winners Australia are in 58th place; beaten quarter-finalists Japan are in 50th. Near neighbors South Korea are in 48th place after making the final of the Asian Cup, where they lost narrowly to the hosts, Australia.


The USA are in 33rd. Wales are 15th. Scotland are in 44th position. The Republic of Ireland are in 54th place, Northern Ireland are in 42nd position.