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David Ball shortlisted for FIFA's goal of the year award

6 November 2015

Forward netted a sublime lob against Preston North End

An overwhelmed David Ball spoke exclusively to the Club website this afternoon after being nominated for FIFA’s Puskas Award.

Ball was shortlisted for his sublime chip in the derby game against Preston North End in a Sky Bet League One fixture at Highbury Stadium in March.

The forward received the ball on the edge of the area before turning and lobbing keeper Sam Johnstone with a finish into the top corner.

His exquisite chip is listed alongside the likes of Carlos Tevez's goal for Juventus against Parma and Lionel Messi's strike for Barcelona at home to Athletic Bilbao.

Ball said: “It’s great for that goal to even be put in the same bracket as the ones which have been shortlisted. I’m absolutely delighted.

“I’m obviously shocked to have been shortlisted and it’s a great thing for Fleetwood Town Football Club and myself.

“The likes of Carlos Tevez and Lionel Messi are people I love watching. To be in the same category as them is something I’ll cherish forever.

“I remember the initial thought process of the goal and just trying it. Those sort of goals either do come off or they don’t come off.

“I remember the scenes with the fans after I’d scored and the feeling with the lads too. It was just unbelievable and especially given it was a derby game as well.

“I’d love anyone to tell a friend or anyone they know to vote for the goal. If the supporters could help me it’d be a great achievement for myself.”

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