FIFA Awards Ceremony held online… Heung-min Son Challenges Puskas Award

Online held on December 17th local time
Son Heung-min, 70m goal in Burnley, interested in Puskas Award

By Newsis

Published 2020-11-22 17:36:27

Son Heung-min is delighted to score the team’s third goal after running alone about 70m in the first 32 minutes in the English Premier League (EPL) game against Burnley on December 7th (local time) last year. AP/Newsis

The International Football Federation (FIFA) awards ceremony, which was unclear due to the aftermath of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), will be held online on December 17 in local time.

The’The Best Football Awards’ was scheduled to be held in Milan, Italy in September, which selects men and women players and managers who performed the best during the season through votes from the coaches, captains and media of FIFA member countries’ national teams.

However, it could not be opened due to the global pandemic of Corona 19.

Afterwards, multiple foreign media reported that the awards ceremony was canceled due to Corona 19 and that the player of the year was not selected.

It was expected that the award of the player would be difficult, as the World Pro League could not be held properly due to Corona 19 and some international competitions were canceled.

In fact, Ballon d’Or, chosen by French football magazine, French Football, also decided not to pick the winners this year. This is the first time that Ballon d’Or has canceled an award since its enactment in 1956.

However, FIFA will hold the awards ceremony online as scheduled.

A total of 11 award categories include Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year, Manager, Goalkeeper, World Best 11 and the Puskas Award for the best goal.

The voting period is from the 25th to December 9th local time.

It is the Puskas Prize that attracts the most attention to domestic football fans. Named after Hungarian and Real Madrid (Spain) football legend Ferenc Fuskas, the award was enacted in 2009 and given to the player with the best goal of the year.

After FIFA has nominated on the website, the final three are selected by votes from soccer fans around the world. And the votes of fans (50%) and soccer experts (50%) are added together to determine the winners.

Son Heung-min scored a goal after running about 70m alone in an English Premier League (EPL) game against Burnley in December last year.

This goal was awarded the goal of the year for the 2019-2020 season by the EPL Secretariat, and was honored by a number of media such as the BBC and Sky Sports of the year.


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