This Malaysian Footballer Has Been Nominated For A FIFA Award Alongside Neymar And Messi

His superb free kick back in February left everyone in awe.

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Mohd Faiz Subri of Malaysian Super League side Penang has been nominated for this year's FIFA Puskas Award. The accolade is given to the most beautiful goal scored in the world throughout the year.

Faiz Subri (middle) celebrating a goal with his teammates.

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The award was established on 20 October 2009 by FIFA in order to award the player, male or female, judged to have scored the most aesthetically significant goal of the year.

In February, Faiz Subri scored a stunning goal with a swerving free kick at the Stadium Bandaraya in Penang. Footage of his physics-defying goal went viral, instantly catapulting Faiz into international fame.

His free kick from 35 metres out reminded football fans of a similar wonder goal scored by Roberto Carlos against France in 1998.

Faiz is nominated alongside some of the world's greatest football players right now, including Lionel Messi and Neymar

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Messi's entry was a sublime free kick he scored in Argentina's Copa Centenario match against the United States while Neymar was included for a Barcelona goal in which the Brazilian flicked the ball over an opponent's head and volleyed home.

The voting period for the award has started on Monday, 21 November and will remain open until 2 December

The Puskas Award trophy given to Neymar in 2011.

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After that, three goals with the most votes will be disclosed. Another round of voting will begin to decide the recipient of the award who will be announced at The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony on 9 January 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Let's rally behind our very own Faiz Subri by voting for him here!

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In other related sports news, Rio Olympic Games silver medallists Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong are now ranked at the top spot globally!

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