Does Stanković's volley deserve your vote?

"You sometimes don't even think, and you end up doing something that surprises even yourself," says Dejan Stanković; recall his superb goal and have your say in our poll.

Dejan Stanković takes the acclaim after his extraordinary goal
Dejan Stanković takes the acclaim after his extraordinary goal ©Getty Images

Dejan Stanković said he surprised himself with his extraordinary goal for FC Internazionale Milano in the first leg of their 2010/11 UEFA Champions League quarter-final – one of the contenders in UEFA's best goal poll.

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Stanković struck his fair share of eye-catching efforts during an illustrious career, but surely none can compare to this one, on 5 April 2011 against FC Schalke 04. Even more remarkably, just 25 seconds had elapsed when Stanković volleyed in – first time and from near the halfway line – Manuel Neuer's headed clearance.

"Knowing I scored from the halfway line, they all asked: 'Are you crazy?'" reflects the former Serbian international. "'How did you even come up with the idea to do that?' As I said, it just happens that you sometimes don't even think, and you end up doing something that surprises even yourself."

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