Michael Essien’s stunning 2009 strike against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League has been voted as his best goal during his spell with English giants Chelsea.
The Ghana international spent nine years between 2005 and 2014 at Stamford Bridge, having made a transfer from French outfit Bastia.
And from 25 strikes for the Blues, fans of the club got the chance to make their pick of the best effort via a poll conducted by the club’s official website.
In the end, the left-footed volley against Barca in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final in 2009 came up tops.
In 2009, the goal was voted as Chelsea’s Goal of the Season by the club’s fans.
The long-range equaliser at home against Arsenal in 2006 came second with 35% votes.
Chelsea aside, Essien has played for other top European clubs including Real Madrid and Italian outfit AC Milan.
He was recently on the books of Indonesian club Persib Bandung.
Michael Essien’s stunning 2009 strike against Barcelona in the Uefa Champions League at Stamford Bridge has been voted as his best goal during his spell with English giants Chelsea.
The Ghanaian international scored 25 times for the former Champions League winners over the course of his nine-year Chelsea career, and there were some magnificent – and important – goals among them.
A huge number of Chelsea fans took part in the supporter vote and there were two goals – Essien’s stunning strikes against Arsenal and Barcelona – which dominated the poll.
Those two goals alone accounted for an enormous 78 percent of the overall vote, and while they were neck and neck for long spells, eventually it was Essien’s left-footed volley against Barcelona which came out on top.
Essien’s Champions League goal against the Spanish side was voted for by 43 percent of supporters, with the long-range effort against Arsenal taking 35 percent of the vote.
Essien has played for other top European clubs including Real Madrid and Italian outfit AC Milan.
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