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Camilo Nominated for Puskás Award

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Former Whitecap's "scissor kick" goal against the Portland Timbers nominated for top FIFA award

Camilo (R) and Darren Mattocks celebrate after the Wee Brazilian scored against the Portland Timbers on Oct. 6th, 2013.
Camilo (R) and Darren Mattocks celebrate after the Wee Brazilian scored against the Portland Timbers on Oct. 6th, 2013.
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We've all done our best to move on after the saga involving the Vancouver Whitecaps and Camilo Sanvezzo, but this morning FIFA announced their list of nominations for the for the 2014 Puskás Award for goal of the year, and that list included the Wee Brazilian. Camilo was nominated for his sublime scissor kick goal against the Portland Timbers at BC Place on October 6th, 2013.

It was a spectacular match against our foes from Lower Cascadia, but it was the visitors that took the lead just minutes before half time.  The fans were then treated to a stunning second half that saw both teams score three goals in a span of just three minutes.  The Whitecaps were buzzing in the latter stages of the game, and if were not for some brilliant saves from Portland's 'keeper, Donovan Ricketts, then the 'Caps may just have taken all three points that night.  Camilo's scissor kick goal was his second goal of the match, which helped the club salvage a point to keep the Whitecaps' 2013 playoff and Cascadia Cup hopes alive for another week.

Camilo now plays in Mexico for Querétaro FC, and is currently tied for first in La Liga MX scoring with 11 goals.

The list of nominees for the 2014 Puskás award include James Rodriguez, Robin van Persie and Zlatan Imbrahimović amongst others, so Camilo's goal has put him in the company of some of the world's most elite footballers.

You can see the entire list of Puskás nominees here.