I don't mean to brag, I don't mean to boast, but if you've been following The18 for the past year then you've already seen all 11 FIFA Puskas Award nominees. We have exquisite taste like that.
But in case you can't remember the strikes — arriving as early as Apr. 2 and as late as Kylian Mbappé's side-volley against Argentina in the World Cup final on Dec. 18 — here's a trip down memory lane with videos that you can watch right here, right now. I've also included a link to what The18 said at the time.
2022 FIFA Puskas Award nominees
Mario Balotelli — Adana Demirspor vs. Göztepe (Süper Lig: May 22, 2022)
Mario Balotelli'nin 5. golü! #Seviyoruzİşte
— beIN SPORTS Türkiye (@beINSPORTS_TR) May 22, 2022
What The18 said: "7 stepovers and a rabona — Mario Balotelli what have you done?!"
Amandine Henry — Lyon vs. Barcelona (Women's Champions League: May 21, 2022)
TAKE. A. BOW.Amandine Henry with one of the goals of the season for @OLFeminin
Watch the @UWCL Final live
— DAZN Football (@DAZNFootball) May 21, 2022
What The18 said: "Insane 30-yard golazo"
Théo Hernández — AC Milan vs. Atalanta (Serie A: May 15, 2022)
THERE WAS NO STOPPING THEO HERNANDEZMilan double their lead over Atalanta pic.twitter.com/qpIAdvrW0V
— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) May 15, 2022
What The18 said: "Théo Hernández recreates Maradona's 'Goal of the Century'"
Alou Kuol — Iraq U-23 vs. Australia U-23 (U-23 Asian Cup: June 4, 2022)
Kuol as you like
— Football Australia (@FootballAUS) June 4, 2022
What The18 said: "Astounding Aussie scorpion kick goal is the best goal you'll see all weekend"
Kylian Mbappé — France vs. Argentina (World Cup: Dec. 18, 2022)
MBAPPE ARE YOU SERIOUS?!FRANCE TIES IT pic.twitter.com/qZLzNz3aow
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 18, 2022
What The18 Fútbol said: "Hat-trick y récords en la final del mundo – Kylian Mbappé se proclama como el heredero al trono"
Francisco González Metilli — Central Córdoba vs. Rosario Central (Primera División: Aug. 1, 2022)
ONE OF THE BEST FINISHES YOU'LL SEE ALL SEASON!Francisco González Metilli with a peach of a volley.
A puskas contender? pic.twitter.com/HOjJ5hynIx
— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) August 1, 2022
What The18 said: "Nothing sings quite like a left-footed volley off a cross from the right wing"
Marcin Oleksy — Warta Poznań vs. Stal Rzeszów (Ekstraklasa: Nov. 6, 2022)
2⃣0⃣2⃣2⃣ ⚽CO ZA STRZAŁ CO ZA BOMBA
Trafienie Marcina Oleksego z ostatniego turnieju możemy oglądać godzinami ❗
To jest właśnie PZU Amp Futbol Ekstraklasa pic.twitter.com/P65gUCeoJT
— Amp Futbol Polska (@AmpFutbolPolska) November 7, 2022
What The18 said: "A strong candidate for the Puskás award: Amputee soccer player scores unreal scissor kick"
Salma Paralluelo — Villarreal vs. Barcelona (Liga F: April 2, 2022)
EN DIRECTEQuin tros de gol acaba de marcar Salma Paralluelo! S'avacen les groguetes al Johan Cruyff
⚔️ @CVFFemenino 1⃣
— Esport3 (@esport3) April 2, 2022
What The18 said: "This world-class Villarreal Femenino goal should've been worth 6 to at least tie Barcelona"
Dimitri Payet — Marseille vs. PAOK (Conference League: April 7, 2022)
What The18 said: "Dimitri Payet just hit the volley of your dreams"
Richarlison — Brazil vs. Serbia (World Cup: Nov. 24, 2022)
ARE YOU SERIOUS RICHARLISON?! pic.twitter.com/FQX0f45byh— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 24, 2022
What The18 said: "Richarlison goal is one of the best you will ever see"
Alessia Russo — England vs. Sweden (Women's Euro: July 26, 2022)
RUSSO WITH THE BACKHEEL NUTMEG TO PUT ENGLAND ONE STEP FROM THE FINAL pic.twitter.com/EGz34224Wl— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 26, 2022
What The18 said: "England's third was a dagger and one of the best of the tournament"
So who's going to win the 2022 FIFA Puskás Award? I can't choose between my click children.