Dundalk's Jordan Flores has been nominated for the Puskas Award, the honour given to the what FIFA deems to be "the most beautiful" goal of the calendar year.

Flores rifled home a sensational volley from a corner in the Lilywhites' 3-2 defeat to Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght Stadium last February in front of the RTÉ cameras.

The effort went viral, attracting global media attention. At the time, Spanish sports daily AS claimed that "the 2020 Puskas Award has just been 'won' by Dundalk's Jordan Flores". 

Flores' goal is one of 11 in contention for the prize, with Luis Suarez and Son Heung-min also in the running.

The winner will be named at the Best FIFA Football Awards on 17 December.

In 2015 Republic of Ireland striker Stephanie Roche was shortlisted for the award thanks to a brilliant volley for Peamount United against Wexford at Ferrycarrig Park. She lost out to Colombia's James Rodriguez. 

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In other categories, Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has surprisingly been named on the five-man shortlist for FIFA men's coach of the year.

Bielsa was an eye-catching inclusion on the five-strong shortlist for Best FIFA Men's Coach, with the Championship-winning manager named alongside Hansi Flick, Julen Lopetegui, Zinedine Zidane and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. 

Future England manager Sarina Wiegman has been shortlisted for the women's coach award along with Emma Hayes, who has three of her Chelsea players shortlisted for women's player of the year.

Ji So-yun, Sam Kerr and Pernille Harder are joined on the shortlist by Manchester City's England international Lucy Bronze and Arsenal forward Vivianne Miedema.

Manchester City's Ellie Roebuck and Ann-Katrin Berger of Chelsea are nominated for Best FIFA Women's Goalkeeper, while Alisson Becker is the only Premier League stopper to be shortlisted for the men's equivalent.

There are four Liverpool players in the running for Best FIFA Men's Player award, with Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Virgil Van Dijk joined by summer signing Thiago Alcantara.

Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne is also shortlisted along with Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Sergio Ramos.  

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