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Goal of the Year? Maybe. Amazing (if lucky) goal


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sadly he lost! :(

There was disappointment for Glentoran striker Matty Burrows at Fifa's annual awards in Zurich after he missed out on the world goal of the year honour.

Burrows rubbed shoulders with world football's elite including rivals for the Ballon d'Or Puskas Award such as Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

The Glens forward was nominated for his 15-yard back-heeled volley against Portadown in November.

Hamit Altintop won the award for his goal for Turkey against Kazakhstan.

Voting for the award took place on Fifa's official website.

Chelsea star Arjen Robben and Arsenal's Samir Nasri were also in the shortlist for the award.

Burrows is getting the red carpet treatment in Zurich with a limousine picking up the Glentoran striker and club chairman Aubrey Ralph on their arrival in Switzerland.

In order to look the part, Burrows had a suit handmade for the special occasion.

Messi scored his nominated goal for Barcelona against Valencia when he wriggled past three players before rifling into the bottom corner.

Nasri was rewarded for a similar effort against Porto, while Robben's was a fine individual effort for Bayern Munich, culminating in a sweet curled finish.

Retired Netherlands captain Giovanni van Bronckhorst was also in contention for his spectacular 30-yarder in the World Cup semi-final defeat of Uruguay.

However, it was Altintop's volley which proved most popular in the public vote.

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