Faiz Subri’s wonder goal nomination for Puskas Award received by FIFA

The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) announced that International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) have gotten back to them regarding Faiz Subri’s nomination for his wonder goal against Pahang in the Malaysia Super League (MSL) for the Puskas Award.

FAM general secretary Datuk Hamidin Mohd. Amin stated that FIFA thanked FAM for sending them a letter with an attached video of Faiz Subri’s goal, which will now be evaluated thoroughly

“The letter was dated March 14 from the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland and was signed by acting general secretary Markus Kattner, who appreciated FAM’s initiative.

“Even though FIFA cannot guarantee that Faiz Subri’s goal will be among the top ten nominees for the 2016 FIFA Puskas Award, Kattner confirmed that the goal will be carefully considered alongside other great goals in competitions across the footballing world.

“In addition to what Kattner said , FIFA will let us know whether Faiz Subri’s goal will get nominated for the top ten of the Puskas Award,” Hamidin said as quoted by Utusan Malaysia.

FAM officially sent a letter to FIFA to nominate Faiz Subri’s goal against Pahang in the MSL for the 2016 Puskas Award. The Pulau Pinang attacker scored 35-yard free kick on the 62nd minute of the match at the Bandaraya Stadium on February 16.


Faiz Subri shocked the world when he scored that magnificent goal against Pahang in the second matchday of the MSL season. There were posts on Facebook and tweets on Twitter from users who wanted FIFA to just give the Puskas Award to Faiz Subri already. The Panthers midfield expressed his gratitude towards FAM for sending a nomination to FIFA. The only question is, can we make the top ten? He probably can. You will not see a goal like that ever again because the amount of curl that changed the direction of the ball was huge.

If you consider the past winners for the FIFA Puskas Award, Cristiano Ronaldo won the inaugural trophy in 2009 when he scored a 40-yard belter for Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Porto. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a bicycle kick from 25 yards out against England to win the award in 2013, before James Rodriguez’s effort against Uruguay in the 2014 FIFA World Cup was awarded best goal of the year.

What does Faiz Subri’s goal have in common with the others? It was a world-class strike.

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