- Olivier Giroud's scorpion kick goal has been shortlisted as one of final three nominees for 2017 FIFA Puskás Award
- The French man has claimed that the goal scored against Crystal Palace was the best of his career
- He becomes the first French footballer to be shortlisted for the Puskas award
Olivier Giroud's scorpion kick goal for Arsenal against Crystal Palace has been named as one of final three nominees for the 2017 FIFA Puskás Award.
The French international was nominated along with Venezuela's Deyna Castellanos, whose kick off strike from the halfway line was voted the best goal of the U-17 Women's World Cup.
A last minute scissors kick equalizer from Baroka FC 's goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke also made the final three list.
The trio emerged as the front-runners from a shortlist of ten after votes from hundreds of thousands of fans were counted.
The first round of voting was concluded on Monday, October 9, and a second phase has now started to decide the winner.
Voting will close on October 23, when the winner will be announced on stage during a ceremony at the London Palladium.
Previous winners of the Puskas award include Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, James Rodriguez and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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