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Wayne Rooney favourite for Ferenc Puskas award for top goal

| 21.11.2011

WAYNE ROONEY is the favourite to win this year’s Puskas Award, according to Ladbrokes.

The bookies make his stunning bicycle kick the 3/1 favourite for the FIFA goal of the year award from Neymar (4/1) and Stankovic (5/1). Despite his exploits this season Lionel Messi’s best effort is an 6/1 chance and Heather O’Reilly of the USA is a notable entry at 12/1 for her long range strike in the Women’s World Cup. Giovanni Dos Santos is the 20/1 outsider.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We’re not taking any chances here and expect Rooney fans the world over to vote. The shortlist oozes quality and we’re sure to see money for Messi as well among others.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Puskas Award (FIFA Goal of the Year)
3/1 Wayne Rooney
4/1 Neymar
5/1 Dejan Stankovic
6/1 Lionel Messi
8/1 Benjamin De Ceulaer
12/1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic
12/1 Lisandro Lopez
12/1 Heather O’Reilly
16/1 Julio Gomez
20/1 Giovani Dos Santos



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.