Puskas Award. Mbappé, Payet, Alessia Russo… What do you think is the best goal of 2022?

The candidates for the Puskas 2022 award have been revealed, the most beautiful goal of a year. France is well represented there, with four successes, those of Kylian Mbappé in the World Cup final, Amandine Henry in the Champions League final, Dimitri Payet in the Europa League and Théo Hernandez in Serie A.

Find all the goals on video and make your choice for the best goal of the year 2022.

Mario Balotelli

The Italian striker, overtaken by OGC Nice and Olympique de Marseille, now plays in the Turkish D1, at Adana Dermispor. On the last day of the Süper Lig, he scored a goal after a technical celebration.

Amanda Henry

The French made a sumptuous sequence, in a match with big stakes. After a slide for a flawless recovery, the midfielder followed up with a long-range shot to open the scoring in the Champions League final against FC Barcelona (OL win, 3-1).

Teo Hernandez

“Even Messi has never done that! » These are the words of French goalkeeper Mike Maignan, on Instagram, after a goal by his teammate at Milan: Théo Hernandez. The French left foot crossed the field to score a sumptuous goal against Atalanta, in Serie A.

Alou Kuol

In the Under-23 Asian Cup, an Australian stood out against Iraq. Alou Kuol scored with a scorpion shot. A gesture that allowed the Frenchman Olivier Giroud to win the Puskas prize in 2017.

Kylian Mbappe

It was a goal that turned an entire country upside down. In the World Cup final, Kylian Mbappé offered the French side extra time, with a superb stoppage time. Even though Argentina finally won the World Cup on penalties, this result will remain in the minds of a large number of French people.

Francisco González Metilli

In Argentina, Francisco Gonzalez Metilli staged a stunning comeback in his side Central Córdoba’s 3-0 win against Rosario Central.

Marcin Oleksy

In the Polish championship for amputees, Marcin Oleksy, 35 years old and player of Warta Poznań, stood out with a scissors. Supported by a crutch to get up, he dealt a monstrous blow.

Parallel body

Villareal player Salma Paralluelo placed a powerful shot into the top corner after a technical sequence. It was in the Spanish league, against FC Barcelona.

Dimitri Payet

For many he is cited as the main contender for the title. During the first leg of the OM quarter-finals in the Europa League Conference, against PAOK, the Marseilles allowed his team to take a 2-0 lead just before the break. And how: a pure recovery, out of the surface, which ends up in the skylight.


During the World Cup, during the group stage against Serbia, Brazilian striker Richarlison offered himself a brace. His goals include chest control and a backhand sequence…

Alexei Russo

Against Sweden, in the semifinals of the European Championship, the English national team Alessia Russo placed a heel, which passes between the goalkeeper’s legs before ending up on goal.

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