Local hero Billie takes on Messi and Zlatan in battle for FIFA world goal of the year

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Billie Simpson of Cliftonville Ladies. Pic: NIFL.

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Cliftonville Ladies player Billie Simpson has been nominated for FIFA’s world goal of the year - the Puskás Award.

It’s for a stunning strike from her own half last season during a Danske Bank Women's Premiership 2-2 draw with Sion Swifts in Strabane.

The 27-year-old is on the 10-goal shortlist alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimović.  

It goes to a public vote open until 1 September to decide the top three, then FIFA Legends will pick the winner - to be announced on September 23rd. 

We've spoken with Billie about the prospect of landing the prestigious prize ...



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