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Dundalk Forward Among Nominees For Puskas Award

Stephanie Roche was one of the finalists back in 2015.

Dundalk's Jordan Flores has followed in the footsteps of Stephanie Roche in flying the Irish flag for the Puskas Award at the Best FIFA Awards. 

Flores' wonder strike against Shamrock Rovers in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division back in February is among 11 entries on the shortlist for the goal of the year. 

Roche made a final shortlist of three back in 2015 for a goal she scored for Peamount United. 

Last year's winner Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are on the shortlist for the Best FIFA Men's Player of the Year.

In total, there are 11 players nominated for the Men's prize. The others are Thiago, now of Liverpool, Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne, Kylian Mbappe, Robert Lewandowski, Neymar, Sergio Ramos, and Liverpool trio Mo Salah, Virgil Van Dijk and Sadio Mane.

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp and Marcelo Bielsa of Leeds United are among five nominees for the Best FIFA Men's Coach. Joining them on the list are Bayern Munich's Hansi Flick, Zinedine Zidane and Julien Lopetegui.

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