Atar in running for Goal of the Season

December 17, 2009

Bnei Yehuda’s Eliran Atar is in the running for FIFA’s Goal of the Season award, which will be presented in Zurich on Monday. The top-scorer in Israel’s Premier League last season, Atar, 22, netted with a superb scissors- kick against Maccabi Netanya in the 1-1 draw last February. He joins nine other contenders for the inaugural Puskas Award for the best goal scored in the world in the 2008/09 season.

Atar is up against the likes of Cristian Ronaldo, Fernando Torres, Emmanuel Adebayor, Michael Essien and Andreas Iniesta.

Last updated: 4:57pm, December 17 2009