The Best Goal award of the 9th matchday was awarded to Manolis Papasterianos playing for FC Skoda Xanthi, who topped the competition organised by Super League, the Panhellenic Association of Professional Players (PSAP) and NOVA. The award was presented by the President of the Association of Volunteer Blood Donors, Mr Yannis Papahronis.
After the ceremony, the FC Skoda Xanthi player stated the following:
"It's the most beautiful goal I have ever scored," said Papasterianos about the free kick he took in the 9th matchday game, whereas at the same time did not neglect to thank the fans that voted his goal as best goal of the matchday. "It's important for the team to win and collect the points it needs," he kept pointing out and when asked whether his former teammate and current goalkeeper of Panetolikos, Dimitris Kyriakidis, upset him, he answered: "That's football, sometimes we upset some friends too."