Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
“I grew up watching the Premier League so to be voted the Best Goal in the history of the Premier League is a great feeling. There’s so many good goals in that shortlist, goals that I watched in my living room as a kid: Alan Shearer’s goal, Paulo Di Canio’s, Tony Yeboah’s, David Beckham’s. To be competing with them and winning is a great honour for me and something I’m very proud of. I’d like to say a big thank you to all the fans that voted for me.” – Wayne Rooney.
The Premier League announced that Rooney received 26% of the vote. Whilst Dennis Bergkamp (19%) and Thierry Henry (15%) were the next best strikes.