Peter Crouch overhead kick beats Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale to win Champions League goal vote after he appeals for votes
Peter Crouch has won a UEFA poll for the best acrobatic goal scored in the Champions League.
The 38-year-old beat Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Mario Mandzukic after appealing for votes to his followers on Twitter that number more than 630,000.
Crouch scored a stunning overhead kick against Galatasaray when he connected sweetly with Steve Finnan’s cross as Liverpool won 3-2 at Anfield in 2006.
Retweeting the official Champions League account on Twitter when asking for fans to pick their favourite, he said: “These players have won loads.
“Give me a break.
“I could tell the kids who I beat.”
Since then, Ronaldo, Bale and Mandzukic have all scored similar overhead kicks against Juventus, Liverpool and Real Madrid, respectively.
Reds fans will remember the Welshman’s volley in their 3-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid last season.
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Crouch won 54 per cent of the vote as Ronaldo trailed with 26 per cent, Bale with 15 per cent and Mandzukic bottom with five per cent.
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The veteran striker’s attention will now turn to Saturday as Burnley travel to Bournemouth.
He has made five substitute appearances since joining the Premier League side from Stoke in January.
Crouch’s Burnley are one place and five points above the relegation zone with six games to go.
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