FIFA started this last year and Ronaldo’s 36 yard strike against Porto in the Champions League was the winner. Here it is:
Here’s the nominees for this year’s award (there’s links to all the goals). Definitely some scorchers in there worthy of mention but, for me, there’s still nothing that compares with this Xavi to Alves to Messi goal from Febuary of this year. Nothing. I’ve watched it over 20 times and the precision of Xavi’s pass still stuns me. When you read the criteria for how goals were chosen for the award it’s criminal that this didn’t make it.