South Africa’s Oscarine Masuluke misses out on Puskas Award

South Africa’s Oscarine Masuluke misses out on Puskas Award
Baroka goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Oct 24, 2017. 11:30

South African goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke missed out on the Puskas Award for the best goal of the 2016/17 season at the FIFA Football Awards last night.

The Baroka FC glovesman was nominated for his incredible overhead kick which earned a 1-1 draw against Orlando Pirates back in November 2016.

However, both Masuluke and Venezuela’s Deyna Castellanos were beaten to the prize by Arsenal’s French striker Olivier Giroud, who scored an incredible scorpion kick against Crystal Palace last term.

Real Madrid duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane were named Best Men’s Player and Best Men’s Coach respectively, while Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon picked up the Best Goalkeeper award.

All the awards:

Best Men's Player: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Best Women's Player: Lieke Martens (Netherlands)
FIFA Puskas Award: Olivier Giroud (Arsenal)
The Best FIFA Men's Coach: Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)
Best Women's Coach: Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands)
FIFA Best Goalkeeper Award: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
Fan Award: Glasgow Celtic
FIFA Fair Play Award: Francis Kone

The FIFA FIFPRO World XI: Gianluigi Buffon, Dani Alves, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Leonardo Bonucci, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo.

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