The Best Goal award of the 21st matchday was awarded to Serge Dié 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 veteran players, Mr Hristoforos Diamantis.
After the ceremony, the FC Skoda Xanthi player stated the following:
"Certain people had written me off… I wanted to show all that I am alive. Therefore, I wish to thank God that help helped me score this goal against Panathinaikos and I thank Him for giving me the strength to continue playing football. Also, I wish to thank the people of Xanthi that believed a lot in me and signed me in the club. Mr Panopoulos and Mr Papadimitriou trusted me, when few clubs believed in me, and I wish to return this trust by doing my best until the end of the season.
I am really happy with my presence in the match against Panathinaikos and with the goal I scored. However, I am happier because this goal won my club three points and helped it go higher in the classification list, so that it can continue pursuing its goal."
On whether the goal of Xanthi is to finish in a position that will help the club qualify in European competitions:
"Yes, why not? We have many matches ahead of us and I believe that if we continue playing like this, at the end we will achieve this goal."
Mr Diamantis stated the following:
"We wish to thank Dié for the three points he won for our club with this goal he scored against Panathinaikos. We hope he will continue like this and that he will score more goals. Dié, despite his age, is one of the best players of Skoda Xanthi."