Who scored the best goal in the world in 2022? We will soon find out, with the FIFA Puskás Award, one of the award categories of "The Best FIFA Football Awards", set to be handed out in February.
The Puskás award is given to the player who has scored the most aesthetically pleasing goal of the year, and this year, a total of 11 superb goals have been shortlisted, with Mbappé’s strike against Argentina in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 final and Richarlison’s goal against Serbia in their Group G match of the World Cup making the list.
Also on the list are Mario Balotelli's goal for Adana Demirspor against Göztepe Spor Kulübü in the Turkish Süper Lig and Dimitri Payet's wonder strike against PAOK Thessaloniki in the UEFA Conference League.
Female players Amandine Henry, Salma Paralluelo, and Alessia Russo's goals are also in contention for the non-gender-based award, whose public voting is open on FIFA+ and will run until 23:59 CET on February 3, 2023.
Click here to watch the list of the nominees, from which the three finalists will be announced alongside the other six categories of The Best FIFA Football Awards early in February.
The FIFA Puskás Award:
Kylian Mbappé (France): Argentina vs France [FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022] (18 December 2022)
Richarlison (Brazil): Brazil vs Serbia [FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022] (24 November 2022)
Mario Balotelli (Italy): Adana Demirspor vs Göztepe Spor Kulübü [Süper Lig] (22 May 2022)
Amandine Henry (France): FC Barcelona vs Olympique Lyonnais [UEFA Women's Champions League] (21 May 2022)
Théo Hernández (France): AC Milan vs Atalanta [Serie A] (15 May 2022)
Alou Kuol (Australia): Iraq U23 vs Australia U23 [AFC U23 Asian Cup] (4 June 2022)
Francisco González Metilli (Argentina): Club Atlético Central Córdoba vs Club Atlético Rosario Central [Primera División] (1 August 2022)
Marcin Oleksy (Poland): Warta Poznan vs Stal Rzeszów [PZU Amp Futbol Ekstraklasa] (6 November 2022)
Salma Paralluelo (Spain): FC Barcelona vs Villarreal CF [Liga F] (2 April 2022)
Dimitri Payet (France): Olympique de Marseille vs. PAOK Thessaloniki [UEFA Europa Conference League] (7 April 2022)
Alessia Russo (England): England vs Sweden [UEFA Women's EURO 2022] (26 July 2022)