Newcastle’s Hatem Ben Arfa has been nominated for the Puskas Award by FIFA.
The FIFA Puskas Award is an award established in October of 2009 by FIFA, to recognize that player, male or female, judged to have scored the most aesthetically significant and “most beautiful” goal of the year.
Ben Arfa – in action against Liverpool
The award is of course named after the great Hungarian player Ferenc Puskas, who was the world’s best player when he was in his prime in the early 1950s, and Ferenc was part of the famous Hungarian team that whipped England 6-3 at Wembley in 1953, which was their 25th win in a row. That was only England’s second ever loss at Wembley Stadium, following the defeat by Ireland back in 1949.
Ben Arfa’s fantastic goal at home the Blackburn is the goal that Ben Arfa is nominated for, and surely he has a good chance of even winning it.
Previous winners include Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009, Giovanni van Bronckhorst in 2010, and Neymar last year, with the best goals being ranked every year from one through ten.
It wouldn’t surprise if Ben Arfa wins it this year- and that would be great for Ben Arfa and great for Newcastle United.
Here’s some details of the Puskas award.
Oh, and I almost forgot – here’s that superb goal.
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