Puskas Award 2022 nominees: Richarlison, Mbappe & full list of FIFA goal of the year contenders

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The shortlist for the 2022 Puskas Award has been revealed with some big names and some impressive goals all in the mix.

Kylian Mbappe, Richarlison and Mario Balotelli were all among the 11 nominees for the 2022 Puskas Award which is handed to the player who scored the most beautiful goal of the year. The honour comes as part of FIFA's The Best award series.

However, the list was pruned to three finalists in February 2023, with Marcin Oleksy, Dimitri Payet and Richarlison making the shortlist.

The Brazilian forward scored a stunner in the 2022 World Cup in a 2-0 group-stage win over Serbia. He sent a magnificent bicycle kick past goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic for his side's second goal of the evening. If Richarlison wins the Puskas Award, it will be the third consecutive year a Tottenham Hotspur player has taken the honour.

So who were all of 2022's Puskas Award nominees? GOAL has listed all the goals below.

  1. Mario Balotelli vs vs Goztepe

    Mario Balotelli's goal for Turkish side Adana Demirspor against Goztepe is on the list and it's no surprise. The former Man City man bamboozles his defender with countless stepovers before pulling out a neat rabona finish.

  2. Amandine Henry vs Barcelona

    Lyon won the Champions League for the eighth time in May with a 3-1 win over Barcelona. Amandine Henry got the French side off to the best possible start with a superb effort from long range after just six minutes.

  3. Theo Hernandez vs Atalanta

    Theo Hernandez's strike for AC Milan against Atalanta is the stuff of dreams. The Frenchman picked up possession just outside his own penalty area, ran the length of the pitch and then coolly slotted home.

  4. Alou Kuol vs Iraq U-23

    Alou Kuol made a name for himself in spectacular style by scoring an incredible scorpion kick for Australia's U-23 against Iraq.

  5. Kylian Mbappe vs Argentina

    The 2022 World Cup final will live long on the memory, not least for Kylian Mbappe's wonderful volley that made it 2-2 in the 81st minute.

  6. Francisco Gonzalez Metilli vs Rosario Central

    You can't beat a good volley and Francisco Gonzalez Metilli showed exactly how it's done with a phenomenal effort for Central Cordoba against Rosario Central.

  7. Marcin Oleksy vs Stal Rzeszow

    Every Puskas Award list needs some acrobatics and this year's comes from Marcin Oleksy and his incredible goal for the Warta Poznan amputee team.

  8. Salma Paralluelo vs Barcelona

    It takes something special to score against Barcelona's Women's team but Salma Paralluelo did exactly that for Villarreal last season with a wonderful curler into the top corner.

  9. Dimitri Payet vs PAOK Thessaloniki

    Dimitri Payet needs no introduction and this net-buster for Marseille against PAOK is surely one of his finest.

  10. Richarlison vs Serbia

    Richarlison lit up World Cup 2022 with this spectacular overhead kick which was named the goal of the tournament.

  11. Alessia Russo vs Sweden

    Everyone loves a cheeky backheel and they don't come much better than this one from England's Alessia Russo.