Every year since 2009 the Fifa Puskás Award has been handed out to the player adjudged to have scored the most beautiful or aesthetically pleasing goal of the calendar year.
This year’s nominees have been announced and one of the lucky 10 names on the list will write themselves into history.
However, the tradition has thrown up some great battles and even controversies over the years, with not everyone in agreement as to who has been most deserving of the accolade.
One of the most keenly watched battles in the history of the award, named after the Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskás, has been between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Who else?
These two greats of the modern game have received a combined total of nine nominations, with Messi receiving seven nominations and Ronaldo just two, although the Barcelona star has never actually won the award.
The Argentinian has been nominated again in 2019 for his chip against Real Betis in March but faces stiff competition.
However, it is not always the household names who come out on top. The competition has sprung some surprises and we’re betting that a few of the recipients have slipped your memory.
So, it’s time to test yourself to see how many of the previous winners you can name….
- Matheus Cunha – Bayer Leverkusen v RB Leipzig [Bundesliga] (6 April 2019)
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Toronto FC v LA Galaxy [MLS] (15 September 2018)
- Lionel Messi – Real Betis v FC Barcelona [La Liga] (17 March 2019)
- Ajara Nchout – Cameroon v New Zealand [FIFA Women’s World Cup] (20 June 2019)
- Fabio Quagliarella – Sampdoria v Napoli [Serie A] (2 September 2018)
- Juan Fernando Quintero – River Plate v Racing Club [Argentinian Superliga] (10 February 2019)
- Amy Rodriguez – Utah Royals v Sky Blue FC [NWSL] (16 June 2019)
- Billie Simpson – Sion Swifts Ladies FC v Cliftonville Ladies FC [Women’s NIFL Premiership] (9 August 2018)
- Andros Townsend – Manchester City v Crystal Palace [Premier League] (22 December 2018)
- Daniel Zsori – Debrecen FC v Ferencváros TC [Nemzeti Bajnoskag I] (16 February 2019)
Click here to watch all of the goals nominated for the 2019 award.