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Football: Neymar Strike That Won 2011 FIFA Pushkas Award

The above video shows the incredible strike by 19 year old Brazilian footballer, Neymar, which won him the 2011 FIFA Pushkas Award for Greatest Goal of 2011.

According to the FIFA judges, Neymar’s strike – during which he beats two players, before playing a one-two pass, then beats another handful of defenders prior to scoring with the outside of his right boot – was the Greatest Goal of 2011.

Neymar, who scored this goal for Santos against Flamengo in the Brazilian Serie A, beat off stiff competition from Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney – who scored an overhead volley against Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League – and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who scored with a delightful one-on-one finish.

Neymar was awarded the 2011 Pushkas award at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala held on the evening of Monday 9th January 2012.

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