Linda Caicedo Nominated For The Puskás Award: Who Are The Other Candidates?

Colombian Linda Caicedo was nominated for the Puskás award for the best goal of the season. Here we tell you who the other candidates are .

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Linda Caicedo, Colombian international and Real Madrid player; Julio Enciso, player for Brighton and also for his country's national team; and the Spanish Iván Morante, on loan to Racing de Santander from UD Ibiza, are among the eleven candidates announced by FIFA for the Puskás Award, which recognizes the best goal of the season.

Read also: Who is Linda Caicedo? The Rising Star of the Colombian Soccer National Team

Brazilians Beatriz Zaneratto and Guilherme Madruga, Argentine Álvaro Barreal, Uruguayan Brian Lozano, Portuguese Nuno Santos, Kazakh Askhat Tagybergen, Australian Sam Kerr and South Korean Seong-jin Kang also appear on the list.

An international jury, made up of a panel of FIFA legends and fans from around the world registered on, will select the winner, with each party's votes counting half. All of them will be able to nominate three goals and value them with 5, 3 or 1 point. The voting period is now open.

What is the Puskás award?

The FIFA Puskás Award is the award given to the player who scored the best goal of the professional football season. It has existed since 2009 and has never been won by a woman. The nomination of Linda Caicedo excites professional soccer players in this regard.

This award is given in memory and honor of Ferenc Puskás, scorer for the Hungarian national team, who died in 2006. Puskás is remembered as one of the best scorers of all time.

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