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Best goal of 2010

Robben and Altintop nominated for FIFA award

Bayern stars Arjen Robben and Hamit Altintop have been shortlisted by world football’s governing body FIFA in the contest for best goal of 2010. FIFA placed Robben’s scintillating solo run and finish in the DFB Cup semi-final away to Schalke in the final ten candidate goals, along with Altintop’s stunning volley for Turkey in a EURO 2012 qualifier away to Kazakhstan.

One of the ten scorers will carry off the FIFA Puskás Award, succeeding last year’s inaugural winner Cristiano Ronaldo. Robben and Altintop face stiff competition from the likes of Lionel Messi, Samir Nasri and Giovanni van Bronckhorst for the 2010 prize.

The FIFA Puskás Award, named for Ferenc Puskás, captain and star player of the legendary Hungary side of the 1950s, will be presented on 10 January 2011 at the spectacular FIFA Ballon d‘Or 2010 gala at Zurich Congress Centre, where the individual judged best player of the year will also be revealed. Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Müller, Miroslav Klose and Robben are all in contention for the Ballon d‘Or, while Louis van Gaal has been nominated for the Best Coach award.

To watch videos of the top ten goals of the year and to cast your vote for Arjen or Hamit, click here.