Dundalk midfielder Jordan Flores nominated for Fifa Puskas Award

The goal is one of 11 strikes nominated for the prestigious award.

Dundalk midfielder Jordan Flores has been nominated for the Fifa Puskas Award, the annual award presented by the governing body for the goal of the year.

Flores’ incredible strike against Shamrock Rovers back in February at Tallaght Stadium went viral.

RTÉ’s original clip of the goal has been viewed over five million times on Twitter and the goal received widespread praise.

Jordan Flores Puskas-nominated goal.

For the goal, Michael Duffy took a corner for the Lilywhites and aimed his pass towards the penalty spot. The Dundalk players ran to the front post, dragging their opponents with them, leaving Flores in space.

The English midfielder ran from the edge of the box before stretching to connect sweetly with a left-foot strike that flew past Alan Mannus in the Shamrock Rovers goal.

Flores’ arched his whole body to reach the ball, which was above shoulder-height, and hit an unstoppable shot, displaying incredible technique to arrow the ball into the net.

Both of Flores’ feet appeared to be off the ground when he made contact. The move was straight from the training ground, but the strike was out of this world.

 

 

Son Heung Min’s brilliant solo goal for Tottenham Hotspur against Burnley in the Premier League last December is among Flores’ rivals for the award.

The Puskas award will be handed out on December 17 at the Fifa Best Awards in Zurich.

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