FIFA’s Football Committee recently chose the best 10 goals scored this year for the FIFA Puskas award, and it included Hatem Ben Arfa’s brilliant goal against Blackburn Rovers at St. James Park early this year.
Ben Arfa – misses out – why?
The next stage of voting has just been complected and the committee have whittled the top ten down to the three best – from their view – and very surprisingly it does not include Ben Arfa’s goal.
The award is named after the famous Hungarian footballer Ferenc Puskas of the 1950s, who was the best player in the world in his day, and famously played for Real Madrid from 1958 through 1966, when they won the first five European Cups and were the dominant world club side at that time in their famous all-white strips.
The incomparable Ference Puskas
Ferenc was a truly majestic player and a great goalscorer too, and in 521 games for his two clubs Budapest Honvéd and Real Madrid – he scored an amazing 508 goals.
And he was lethal at the International level too and in 85 games for Hungary he scored 84 goals – so in total he played around 606 games and scored 592 goals.
You see what we mean.
We are hoping that Ben Arfa will soon be fit form his hamstring injury so he can add more creativity to the side – and here’s that goal by Ben Arfa again – and how come it didn’t make the top three?
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