17.01.2022Bayer 04

FIFA Puskas Award: Lamela beats Schick and Taremi

The winner of the FIFA Puskas Award 2021 has been announced: Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur has come out on top ahead of Werkself player Patrik Schick and the Iranian Mehdi Taremi (FC Porto). This year's winner was chosen by an international jury consisting of a panel of FIFA legends plus fans from all over the world registered on The votes of the two groups were equally weighted.

The announcement of the winner of the award for the most aesthetically significant goal in 2021 was made during The Best FIFA Football Awards held in Zurich on Monday evening.

Patrik Schick followed the broadcast from the BayArena and took part in the event via a video link.

Bayer 04 striker Patrik Schick was a contender with his long-range shot from over 45 yards out in the European Championships group match against Scotland (2-0).

previous winner a former Leverkusen player

This year’s victor Erik Lamela follows his teammate Heung-Min Son. The South Korean played for the Werkself from 2013 to 2015 and he received the 2020 award.


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