Stoch stunner voted the greatest goal of 2012

Reposted from Yahoo! UK EuroSport

Miroslav Stoch has won FIFA's coveted Puskas award for scoring the greatest goal in the world last year.

The 23-year-old produced his sublime strike - a volley direct from a corner that he volleyed into the top corner from almost 30 yards - for Fenerbahce in a Turkish Super Lig match last March.

The Slovak's strike saw him narrowly beat Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao and Neymar to the award;you can see both those goals on FIFA's website.

But many football fans have already been crying 'foul' over the award process due to the cut-off point for entries coming in early November.

Normally, that's not a problem - but this year that deadline happened to be just a few days before two goals that would almost certainly have beaten Stoch's effort.

The first of those came in England's friendly against Sweden, a match that will never be forgotten for Zlatan Ibrahimovic's stunning overhead kick, and the second was Philippe Mexes' equally astonishing Champions League goal for AC Milan against Anderlecht.

Sadly we do not have the rights to show either of those goals, but you might just find both of them in one convenient video if you click a link such as this one.

Both Ibrahimovic and Mexes might have missed out on an early treat in 2013, but no doubt they're already guaranteed a spot at the ceremony in Zurich for next year's award.