Video: League One star nominated along side Lionel Messi for prestigious award

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We'd love to see Fleetwood Town's David Ball beat Lionel Messi!

Football is all about the goals - we get that nice passing and fancy skills are all very impressive, but give us a 40-yard bumper over a rainbow flick any day.

And if you agree with us, we've got a right treat for you! FIFA have managed to find time in between taking many trips to the paper shredder and furness to reveal their nominees for this year's Puskas award.

The award's nominees can be from any league around the world, in fact all you have to do to be considered is score a brilliant goal - from the screamer from miles out to dancing through a defence followed by a dink over the keeper. 

Last year's award saw the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, James Rodriguez and Stephanie Roche all nominated, but it was Rodriguez's superb strike against Uruguay that took the prize.

And the nominees for this year's award are just as good, if not better! And, of course, there's a brilliant combination of world class players and lower league stars ready to battle it out for the piece of silverware. Sure the usual names are there, like Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez, but then there's someone from League One!

Yep, Fleetwood Town's David Ball will battle it out with Messi for the Puskas Award, and we reckon he might just finish above him.

And you might when you see why he's been nominated, take a look at this! 

Bet Messi couldn't do that on a cold afternoon in Fleetwood against Preston North End! You can vote for David and the other nominees on the FIFA website

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