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Former Striker Up For FIFA Award

9 November 2015

Former Peterborough United striker David Ball has been nominated for FIFA’s Puskas Award.

The Puskas Award, named after the legendary Real Madrid and Hungary forward Ferenc Puskas, is awarded to the “most beautiful” goal of the year.

Ball, now of League One rivals Fleetwood Town, is up for the award for his stunning goal for the Cod Army against Preston North End in March.

Other nominees include Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez for his goal for Juventus against Parma Calcio.

FIFA's description of Ball's strike read: "Not only did David Ball demonstrate some fine footwork with a few clever touches on the top of Preston North End's box, but his equalising goal was just as talented as his fast feet. After receiving the ball with his back to goal, Ball turned and with three touches in the tightest of spaces, he created enough space for himself to lob the goalkeeper with a clever chip that settled into the far corner."

You can view the goal and vote for David by clicking the link here.


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