Julio Enciso up for FIFA Puskas Award

Award recognises best goal between December 2022 and August 2023.

By Bruce Talbot • 22 September 2023

By Paul Hazlewood
Julio Enciso's goal against Manchester City won both the Premier League and Match of the Day Goal of the Season for the 2022/23 campaign.

Julio Enciso has a hat-trick of prestigious awards in his sights after FIFA nominated him for the prestigious FIFA Puskas Award.

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Named in honour of the legendary Hungarian goalscorers Ferenc Puskas, the accolade honours the best goals from December 2022 to August 2023.

Julio has been nominated for his stunning long-range strike in last May’s 1-1 draw against Manchester City, the point securing Europa League football for the first time in Albion’s history.


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FIFA’s citation reads, ‘Scoring against the Premier League champions is one thing. Doing it in the way which Julio Enciso did is quite another. The Paraguay teenager left Ederson grasping at thin air with his thunderbolt right-foot strike from 25 yards out in the 1-1 draw.’

The Paraguayan’s wonder goal also won the Premier League and BBC Match of the Day’s goal of the season awards.

The other ten nominees for the Puskas award are:

Álvaro Barreal: FC Cincinnati v Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Linda Caicedo: Germany v Colombia

Seong-jin Kang: Jordan U-20 v Korea Republic U-20

Sam Kerr: Australia v England

Brian Lozano: Atlas FC v CF América

Guilherme Madruga: Novorizontino v Botafogo FC-SP

Iván Morante: UD Ibiza v Burgos

Nuno Santos: Sporting v Boavista

Askhat Tagybergen: Kazakhstan v Denmark

Bia Zaneratto: Brazil v Panama

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