Kitchee's Cheng winner of Best #ACL2018 Goal
Kuala Lumpur: After over 1.3 Million votes from Asia’s football fans on the-AFC.com, Kitchee SC’s Cheng Chin Lung has been selected as the winner of the best goal of 2018 AFC Champions League
The 20-year-old Hong Konger scored a dramatic winner in Matchday Four against Kashiwa Reysol that ensured a historic first AFC Champions League win for both his club Kitchee SC and, indeed, the first victory in the competition for Hong Kong.
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"I am thrilled and honoured to win the best goal of the 2018 AFC Champions League amongst all the other beautiful goals," said Cheng, whose sensational strike earned 53 percent of the votes to win the poll.
"To be honest, my head went blank when I scored! The goal was very special and a meaningful milestone for me as it was my first goal in a high ranking competition like the AFC Champions League, and most importantly it helped my team to win the game!
"For sure, this award will make more people know me as a professional football player and, hopefully, it will be a stepping stone to a bright future in my career.
"I would like to send my sincere gratitude to the fans who voted for me, I will keep going and strive for my very best!"
In the below, we review Cheng’s winner and the other nine nominees, with the full results of the poll at the end of the article.
1. Ikromjon Alibaev
vs Al Wahda - Matchday One
2. Ricardo Goulart (Guangzhou Evergrande)
vs Jeju United – Matchday Three
3. Oscar (Shanghai SIPG)
vs Ulsan Hyundai – Matchday Three
4. Cheng Chin Lung (Kitchee SC)
vs Kashiwa Resyol – Matchday Four
5. Mohannad Aseri (Al Ahli)
vs Tractorsazi Tabriz - Matchday Five
6. Edgar (Buriram United)
vs Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors - Round of 16, First Leg
7. Ahmad Nourollahi (Persepolis
vs Al Jazira - Round of 16, Second Leg
8. Mame Thiam (Esteghlal)
vs Zobahan - Round of 16, Second Leg
9. Baghdad Bounedjah (Al Sadd)
vs Esteghlal - Quarter-final, First Leg
10. Serginho (Kashima Antlers)
vs Tianjin Quanjian - Quarter-final, First Leg
Now that you've seen all 10 goals, here are the full results of the poll.
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