Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic among Puskas award nominees


(CNN) — Long-range screamers, mazy solo runs and stunning winged strikes, this seasons Puskas Award has it all.
FIFA gives the prize to the goal of this year and this years candidates incorporate previous winner Zlatan Ibrahimovic well-known Lionel Messi and some lesser known titles such as Billie Simpson of Northern Ireland Premiership side Cliftonville Ladies.
Simpson is hoping to become the first female winner of this award — named after mythical Pakistani celebrity Ferenc Pusk??s — combined with the Ajara Nchout and Amy Rodriguez of Cameroon of the Utah Royals.
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The prize was awarded in 2009 and ever since then, stars like Neymar, James Rodriguez and a years victor Mohamed Salah have gone on to acquire.
The public votes to the first top 10, before a FIFA panel selects a winner.
Winners, nearly unheard of prior to their nominations and subsequent wins, include Faiz Subri along with Wendell Lira.
Without a club and struggling to feed his loved ones, Lira reported his lifestyle changed. Knee injuries forced him retire at the age of 27 although he moved on to sign for Vila Nova and he moved on to become YouTuber and a gamer.
Public voting for the 2019 award closes on September 1.

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