Polish footballer Marcin Oleksy has become the first ever amputee footballer to win the FIFA Puskas Award following his incredible overhead kick finish in 2022.
The player bagged an absolutely sublime goal with an overhead kick finish, earning him the 2022 Puskas Award, as he played for Warta Poznan on November 6th against Stal Rzeszow Amp Futbol Ekstraklasa.
This means he has become the first ever amputee footballer to be on the shortlist for the prize as well as the one to win it.
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Payet was nominated for a wonderful half-volley strike from distance for Marseille, putting him in the same run-up as, Richarlison, who was nominated after making headlines with his 2022 World Cup overhead kick.
Oleksy’s win opens up the door for a much more inclusive football match, with the Puskas Award having been established in 2009 to celebrate the most beautiful goal of the year.