The FIFA Puskás Award [ˈpuʃkaːʃ] is an award established on 20 October 2009 by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), at the behest of then-president Sepp Blatter, in order to award the player, male or female, judged to have scored the most aesthetically significant, or "most beautiful", goal of the calendar year.
The award is in honour of Ferenc Puskás, the striker of Real Madrid during the late 1950s and the 1960s, and central member of the highly successful Hungarian side of the same era. Puskás is widely considered by many to be the most powerful and prolific forward European football produced in first-division football, and scored a once world record of 84 goals in 85 internationals. He is one of the top scorers of the 20th century, with 512 goals in 528 matches.
"It is important to preserve the memory of those footballing greats who have left their mark on our history. Ferenc Puskás was not only a player with immense talent who won many honours, but also a remarkable man. FIFA is therefore delighted to pay tribute to him by dedicating this award to his memory," said Blatter at the inauguration of the award in Budapest.
The time-frame for the first award was July 2008 to July 2009. The annual award was presented for the first time during the 2009 FIFA World Player of the Year Gala on 21 December in Switzerland, with the Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo being the first (1st) prize winner.
|1st||1–0||2008–09 UEFA Champions League||17.68%|
|2nd||1–1||2008–09 UEFA Champions League||15.64%|
|4th||1–1||2008–09 Israeli Premier League||13.36%|
|5th||4–0||2008–09 Premier League||9.44%|
|6th||1–0||2009 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A||8.71%|
|7th||1–1||2008–09 UEFA Champions League||7.89%|
|8th||1–1||Liga MX Clausura 2009||7.30%|
|9th||1–1||2008–09 UEFA Champions League||4.04%|
|10th||3–2||2009 FIFA Confederations Cup||2.59%|
|1st||2–0||UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier||40.55%|
|3rd||1–0||2010 FIFA World Cup||10.61%|
|Unranked||1–0||2010–11 IFA Premiership||N/A|
|3–0||2009–10 La Liga|
|5–0||2009–10 UEFA Champions League|
|2–1||2010 Campeonato Paulista|
|1–1||2010 FIFA World Cup|
|2–1||2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup|
|1st||4–5||2011 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A||N/A|
|Unranked||1–2||2011–12 Belgian Pro League|
|4–2||2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|3–2||2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup|
|1–1||2010–11 Serie A|
|2–2||Argentine Primera División Apertura 2011|
|3–1||2010–11 UEFA Champions League|
|3–0||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|2–1||2010–11 Premier League|
|2–5||2010–11 UEFA Champions League|
|1st||1–0||2011–12 Süper Lig||78%|
|3rd||3–1||2012 Copa Libertadores||7%|
|Unranked||1–1||2012 Africa Cup of Nations||N/A|
|2–1||2011–12 FA Cup|
|1–1||2012 Canadian Championship|
|2–0||2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup|
|2–2||2011–12 Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano|
|2–2||2011–12 Süper Lig|
The following list includes the nominees for the 2013 award. Voting was possible through the FIFA.com website until 9 December 2013, after a second voting round was held between the top three goals from the first round. The award to the winning goal from the second round was presented on 13 January 2014.
|2nd||2–2||2012–13 Primeira Liga||30.8%|
|3rd||1–0||2013 FIFA Confederations Cup||20.5%|
|5–0||2012–13 Division 1 Féminine|
|5–1||2013 National Women's Soccer League|
|3–1||2012–13 Serie A|
|2–3||2012–13 Serie A|
|2–1||Liga MX Apertura 2013|
|2–0||2013 Copa Sudamericana|
The nominees for 2014 were announced on 12 November.
|1st||1–0||2014 FIFA World Cup||42%|
|2nd||2–0||2013–14 Irish Women's National League||33%|
|3rd||5–1||2014 FIFA World Cup||11%|
|Unranked||2–3||2014 FIFA World Cup||N/A|
|7–0||2013–14 La Liga|
|1–0||Liga MX Clausura 2014|
|4–0||2013–14 Ligue 1|
|4–1||2013–14 Premier League|
|2–1||2014 J. League Division 1|
FIFA announced the list of 10 nominees on 12 November 2015.
|1st||1–0||2015 Campeonato Goiano||46.7%|
|2nd||1–0||2014–15 Copa del Rey||33.3%|
|3rd||1–1||2015–16 UEFA Champions League||7.1%|
|Unranked||2–2||2014–15 League One||N/A|
|2–1||2014–15 La Liga|
|4–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|3–1||Liga FPD Invierno 2014|
|4–0||2014–15 Serie A|
FIFA announced the list of 10 nominees on 21 November 2016.
|1st||4–1||2016 Malaysia Super League||59.46%|
|2nd||3–0||2016 Copa Libertadores||22.86%|
|3rd||1–0||2016 South American U-17 Women's Championship||10.01%|
|2–1||2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|2–0||Copa América Centenario|
|3–0||2015–16 La Liga|
|1–0||2015–16 UEFA Champions League|
|2–1||UEFA Euro 2016|
FIFA announced the list of 10 nominees on 22 September 2017.
|1st||1–0||2016–17 Premier League||36.17%|
|2nd||1–1||2016–17 South African Premier Division||27.48%|
|3rd||2–1||2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup||20.47%|
|Unranked||1–0||2016–17 La Liga||N/A|
|3–1||Chilean Primera División Apertura 2016|
|5–2||2016–17 Scottish Premiership|
|1–1||Liga MX Clausura 2017|
|1–1||2016–17 UEFA Champions League|
|4–2||2016–17 FA Cup|
|4–1||2016–17 UEFA Youth League|
FIFA announced the list of 10 nominees on 3 September 2018.
|1st||1–0||2017–18 Premier League||38%|
|2nd||2–0||2017–18 UEFA Champions League||22%|
|3rd||1–0||2018 Campeonato Mineiro||17%|
|Unranked||2–1||2017–18 UEFA Champions League||N/A|
|1–0||2018 FIFA World Cup|
|2–2||2017–18 Superleague Greece|
|1–0||2018 FIFA World Cup|
|2–2||2018 FIFA World Cup|
|1–0||2018 FIFA World Cup|
FIFA announced the list of 10 nominees on 19 August 2019.
|1st||2–1||2018–19 Nemzeti Bajnokság I|
|2nd||4–1||2018–19 La Liga|
|3rd||1–0||2018–19 Argentine Primera División|
|1–3||2018 Major League Soccer season|
|2–1||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|3–0||2018–19 Serie A|
|1–0||2019 National Women's Soccer League season|
|1–2||2018 Women's NIFL Premiership|
|2–1||2018–19 Premier League|
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