Falcao, Neymar & Stoch head Fifa Puskas Award nominees

The Colombia international leads the running for the prize but will have stiff competition from the Brazil sensation and Slovakia winger
Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, Santos forward Neymar and Fenerbahce's Miroslav Stoch are the three nominees for the Fifa Puskas Award, given to the scorer of the best goal of 2012.

The Colombian has scored a host of goals this season, but has been nominated for his acrobatic strike for Diego Simeone's side against America de Cali.

Neymar, meanwhile, won the accolade last year for an effort against Internacional in March that saw him evade a string of challenges as he ran the length of the pitch to finish neatly.

Finally, Stoch make the cut for an incredible 20-yard volley for the Istanbul outfit against Genclerbirligi eight months ago.

The award, named in honour of the legendary Hungary forward was established in 2009, and was first won by Cristiano Ronaldo for his strike for Manchester United against Porto.

Hamit Altintop was the next player to land the prize, before Neymar scooped the accolade last year.