In Case You Missed them, Here Are the Strikes that Lost Out to Neymar’s Golazo for 2011 Goal of the Year

The first one, from the Belgian league, is completely filthy. Stankovic’s 60-yard one-timer is not too shabby, either, and Dos Santos’s perfectly placed chip against the U.S. (after tormenting Tim Howard in a game of keep-away) is just painful to watch.

Here they are, the finalists for the 2011 FIFA Puskas Award, named after Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas and given to the sickest strike of the year in world football:

As jaw-dropping as they all are (and Wayne Rooney’s bike, not included in the clip, was nominated as well), none of them surpasses Neymar’s run and finish.

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2 comments on “In Case You Missed them, Here Are the Strikes that Lost Out to Neymar’s Golazo for 2011 Goal of the Year

  1. Useful Shot, That says:

    Watched the stankovic volley live, and it was jaw dropping. you literally couldn’t believe your eyes. and btw, normally when the women’s national team goal is in there it smacks of forced gender equality, but man that was a bomb by Heather.

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