2009 FIFA Puskás Award

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The 2009 FIFA Puskás Award was the first FIFA Puskás Award. It was awarded on December 21, 2009, during the 2009 FIFA World Player of the Year Gala in Switzerland. Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo was the winner of the award, for a goal he scored while he was playing at Manchester United.

Rank Player Team Opponent Score Competition Vote percentage
1st Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo England Manchester United Portugal Porto 1–0 2008–09 UEFA Champions League 17.68%
2nd Spain Andrés Iniesta Spain Barcelona England Chelsea 1–1 2008–09 UEFA Champions League 15.64%
3rd Brazil Grafite Germany VfL Wolfsburg Germany Bayern Munich 5–1 2008–09 Bundesliga 13.39%
4th Israel Eliran Atar Israel Bnei Yehuda Israel Maccabi Netanya 1–1 2008–09 Israeli Premier League 13.36%
5th Spain Fernando Torres England Liverpool England Blackburn Rovers 4–0 2008–09 Premier League 9.44%
6th Brazil Nilmar Brazil Internacional Brazil Corinthians 1–0 2009 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 8.71%
7th Ghana Michael Essien England Chelsea Spain Barcelona 1–0 2008–09 UEFA Champions League 7.89%
8th Mexico Luis Ángel Landín Mexico Cruz Azul Mexico Morelia 1–1 Liga MX Clausura 2009 7.30%
9th Togo Emmanuel Adebayor England Arsenal Spain Villarreal 1–1 2008–09 UEFA Champions League 4.04%
10th South Africa Katlego Mphela  South Africa  Spain 2–2 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup 2.59%